Cutting penalty rates

Jan 13, 2015

Q. Would you support or oppose cutting weekend and public holiday penalty rates for hospitality and retail workers?

 

Total

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote Other

 

Work full time

Work part time

Total support

23%

16%

37%

13%

12%

29%

15%

Total oppose

68%

76%

53%

82%

77%

62%

71%

Strongly support

9%

7%

16%

5%

3%

12%

6%

Support

14%

9%

21%

8%

9%

17%

9%

Oppose

32%

26%

35%

27%

43%

33%

23%

Strongly oppose

36%

50%

18%

55%

34%

29%

48%

Don’t know

10%

8%

10%

5%

10%

10%

14%

68% oppose cutting weekend and public holiday penalty rates for hospitality and retail workers and 23% support.

While a majority of all demographic and voter groups oppose cutting penalty rates, those most likely to oppose were Labor voters (76%), Greens voters (82%), women (73%) and those aged 45-64 (76%). 37% of Liberal/National voters and 36% of those aged 65+ support cutting penalty rates.

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