Essential Report

Bans on Ministers

Feb 27, 2018

Q. Which statement is closest to your view?

  Total   Vote Labor Vote LNP Vote Greens Vote other
The Prime Minister is right to ban sexual relationships between ministers and their staff because of the power imbalance in the relationship 39%   38% 40% 41% 44%
The Government has no right to ban consensual relationships between adults, the ban is unenforceable but they do have the right to insist that such relationships are declared 48%   44% 53% 50% 50%
Don’t know 13%   18% 7% 9% 6%

 

48% agree more with the statement that the Government has no right to ban consensual relationships between adults and 39% agree more that the Prime Minister is right to ban sexual relationships between ministers and their staff. 53% of Liberal National voters agree more that the Government has no right to ban consensual relationships between adults compared to 44% of Labor voters.

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