Essential Report

Changes to superannuation

Jun 15, 2016

Q. Do you approve or disapprove of the changes to superannuation made in the Budget, which includes capping tax concessions for those with more than $1.6 million in superannuation?

  Total   Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote other   Super no payments Super

pre-tax payments

Super after tax payments No super
Total approve 47%   48% 57% 50% 40%   46% 51% 60% 53%
Total disapprove 22%   24% 20% 22% 28%   23% 28% 28% 14%
Strongly approve 13%   15% 14% 24% 10%   14% 17% 14% 14%
Approve 34%   33% 43% 26% 30%   32% 34% 46% 39%
Disapprove 15%   16% 16% 12% 17%   17% 15% 19% 9%
Strongly disapprove 7%   8% 4% 10% 11%   6% 13% 95 5%
Don’t know 31%   29% 22% 29% 32%   31% 21% 13% 33%

47% approve of the changes to superannuation made in the Federal Budget and 22% disapprove.

Those most likely to approve were Liberal/National voters (57%), full-time workers (53%), those earning $1,500-2,000 pw (57%) and those making after-tax super contributions (60%).

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