Q4. The Federal Government recently announced changes to our tax system as a result of the Henry Report, which was a review of Australia’s taxation. Do you approve or disapprove of the following Government proposals?
|Total approve||Total disapprove||Strongly approve||Approve||Disapprove||Strongly disapprove||Don’t know|
|Higher taxes on the profits of large mining companies||52%||34%||14%||38%||19%||15%||14%|
|Increasing superannuation contributions from 9% to 12%||74%||17%||25%||49%||12%||5%||10%|
|Cutting company tax rates||54%||29%||10%||44%||23%||6%||18%|
|Increasing taxes on cigarettes and alcohol||63%||31%||33%||30%||15%||16%||6%|
There was majority approval of all recent changes to Australia’s taxation.
The most popular proposal was to increase superannuation contributions from 9% to 12% – 74% approved and 17% disapproved.
63% approved increasing taxes on cigarettes and alcohol.
More than half approved cutting company tax rates (54%) and higher taxes on the profits of large mining companies (52%).
78% of Labor voters approved higher taxes on mining company profits (11% disapprove) and 56% of Liberal/National voters disapproved (35% approve).
Increasing superannuation contributions received high support from both Labor (85%) and Liberal/National voters (72%). 61% of both Labor and Liberal/National voters supported cutting company tax rates. 63% of Labor voters and 69% of Liberal/National voters approved increasing taxes on cigarettes and alcohol.
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