- ALP leader Bill Shorten announced a number of policy measures in response to last week’s federal budget. Do you approve or disapprove of these measures?
|Total approve||Total disapprove||Strongly approve||Approve||Neither approve nor disapprove||Disapprove||Strongly disapprove||Don’t know|
|Create a $100m fund to invest in TAFE campuses||57%||10%||19%||38%||24%||6%||4%||10%|
|Restrict the Medicare levy increase to taxpayers earning more than $87k per year, rather than all taxpayers||55%||21%||22%||33%||15%||12%||9%||10%|
|Require at least one in ten people employed on every government infrastructure project to be an apprentice||55%||9%||17%||38%||24%||6%||3%||12%|
|Continue the ‘deficit levy’ on earnings above $180k per year||54%||10%||21%||33%||18%||6%||4%||18%|
|Oppose a cut to the company tax rate, which is expected to cost $65bn over ten years.||41%||23%||20%||21%||21%||14%||9%||16%|
The most popular measure was the $100m TAFE fund, which was supported by 57%. Support for this proposal was strongest amongst Labor voters (69% approve) and those aged 45-64 (63%).
The least popular measure was opposing the Coalition’s company tax cut, thought this still received 41% approval, and only 23% disapproval. Liberal/National voters were the only group in which more people disapproved (36%) than approved (25%) of this measure.
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In this week's report:
- Performance of Scott Morrison
- Performance of Anthony Albanese
- Preferred Prime Minister
- Views towards re-electing the federal Coalition government
- Party trust to handle issues
- Importance of Australia’s international reputation
- Scott Morrison’s impact on Australia’s international reputation
- Views towards Australia’s international reputation