Essential Report

Commission of Audit recommendations

Nov 5, 2013

Q. The Federal Government has established a Commission of Audit to review the Federal Government’s functions and expenditure. Would you support or oppose the following possible recommendations the Commission could make?

 

Total support

Total oppose

 

Strongly support

Support

Oppose

Strongly oppose

Don’t know

Privatise Australia Post

23%

63%

5%

18%

26%

37%

14%

Reduce duplication between states (especially in education and health)

73%

13%

29%

44%

8%

5%

15%

Reducing welfare benefits

29%

60%

11%

18%

28%

32%

11%

Means testing all welfare benefits

63%

27%

24%

39%

14%

13%

11%

Hand control of DisabilityCare to Medibank Private (which will be privatised)

19%

59%

5%

14%

23%

36%

21%

Privatise HECS debt

21%

59%

6%

15%

22%

37%

20%

Privatise Snowy Mountains Hydro

20%

52%

6%

14%

22%

30%

28%

A majority of respondents said they would support potential Audit Commission recommendations to reduce duplication between the states (73%) and means test all welfare benefits (63%).

A majority would oppose recommendations to privatise Australia Post (63%), reduce welfare benefits (60%), hand control of DisabilityCare to Medibank Private (59%), privatise HECS (59%) and privatise the Snowy Mountain Hydro (52%).

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