Essential Report

Awareness of Malaysia Proposal

Jun 14, 2011

Q.  The Government has announced a possible agreement with Malaysia on asylum seekers. Under these agreements, asylum seekers arriving by boat in Australia will be sent to Malaysia for processing, and in return Australia will take a fixed number of refugees from Malaysia. How much have you heard about this proposal?

Total Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens
A lot 27% 24% 34% 27%
Something 31% 38% 29% 30%
A little 29% 28% 29% 28%
Nothing 9% 8% 6% 14%
Don’t know 3% 2% 2% 1%

58% said they had heard a lot or something about the Government’s possible agreement with Malaysia on asylum seekers. Awareness was similar across voter groups.


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