Essential Report

Better Party on Tax Policy

Feb 26, 2019

Q. Which party do you think would provide the better tax policies for each of the following groups if they were to win the next federal election in 2019?        

NET Labor Liberal/National Coalition Unsure
First-time home buyers +13 39% 26% 34%
Pensioners +12 41% 29% 30%
Workers earning up to $150,000 per year +11 40% 29% 31%
Workers earning more than $150,000 per year -11 34% 45% 21%
Self-funded retirees -21 23% 44% 33%
People who use family trusts -24 20% 44% 36%
Property investors -36 17% 53% 30%

The Labor party was seen as the best party for first home buyers (NET 13% more preferred), pensioners (12%), and workers earning up to $150k per year (11%). Conversely, the Coalition was seen as the best party for property investors (36% NET preferred), people who use family trusts (24%), self-funded retirees (21%), and workers earning more than $150k per year.

In all cases, between 21% and 36% said they were unsure who would be the best party, with uncertainty highest for who would be the best party for people who use family trusts (36% unsure) and first home buyers (34%).

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