Essential Report

ABCC

Aug 16, 2016

Q. The Government plans to re-establish the Australian Building and Construction Commission to address claims of union militancy in the construction industry. The ABCC’s powers included preventing any person from revealing they had been forced to give testimony to the Commission, and overriding a person’s right to silence. Do you support or oppose re-establishing the ABCC?

  Total   Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote other   Oct 2013 Mar 2016 Apr 2016
Total support 32%   20% 53% 25% 28%   29% 35% 35%
Total oppose 18%   30% 6% 27% 22%   22% 17% 16%
Strongly support 13% 5% 24% 8% 11% 12% 17% 17%
Support 19% 15% 27% 17% 17% 17% 18% 18%
Neither support nor oppose 28% 27% 28% 24% 30% 23% 27% 23%
Oppose 9% 14% 4% 14% 11% 9% 8% 8%
Strongly oppose 9% 16% 2% 13% 11% 13% 9% 8%
Don’t know 23% 23% 14% 24% 20% 25% 22% 27%

32% support re-establishing the ABCC and 18% oppose. 28% neither support nor oppose and 23% don’t have an opinion. This is a decline in support for re-establishing the ABCC since this question was asked in April.

39% of full-time workers support and 16% oppose.  23% of part-time workers support and 15% oppose.

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