Essential Report

Compensation for Live Cattle Ban

Jun 20, 2011

Q. Should the Federal Government pay compensation to cattle farmers who are financially affected by the suspension of live cattle exports to Indonesia?

Total Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens
Should pay compensation 61% 57% 68% 55%
Should not pay compensation 21% 26% 17% 23%
Don’t know 18% 17% 14% 23%

61% believe that the Federal Government should pay compensation to cattle farmers who are financially affected by the decision and 21% think they should not be compensated. Compensation is favoured by a majority of all voter and demographic groups.

Those most likely to support compensation were Liberal/National voters (68%) and those aged 55+ (66%).

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