Direction and policies of the new Government

Jul 9, 2019

Q. Do you think the direction and policies of the new Government over the next three years will be good or bad for each of the following?

NET: Very good/Quite good NET: Very bad/Quite bad Very good Quite good Neither good nor bad Quite bad Very bad Don’t know
Large companies and corporations 54% 11% 18% 36% 27% 7% 4% 9%
Australia in general 36% 27% 7% 29% 30% 17% 10% 7%
The economy 33% 29% 7% 26% 31% 19% 10% 7%
Small business 33% 27% 6% 27% 31% 19% 8% 8%
Younger Australians 31% 32% 6% 25% 30% 20% 12% 7%
You and your family 28% 30% 6% 23% 35% 18% 12% 8%
Farmers and rural communities 27% 33% 6% 21% 31% 22% 11% 9%
The environment 26% 33% 6% 20% 33% 16% 16% 8%
Older Australians 26% 38% 5% 20% 28% 23% 15% 8%
  • Large companies were seen to be the main beneficiaries of Government direction and policies, with 54% predicting it would be Very, or Quite good for them
  • Less than a third (28%) thought the direction and policies would be good for them, and their families.
  • It is expected than older Australians (38%), the environment (33%) and farmers and rural communities (33%) will have a bad time over the next three years as a result of the Governments’ direction and policies.
NET: Very good/Quite good Labor Coalition Greens NET: Other
Large companies and corporations 54% 58% 57% 54% 55%
Australia in general 36% 20% 60% 17% 30%
The economy 33% 17% 57% 21% 26%
Small business 33% 24% 52% 17% 26%
Younger Australians 31% 19% 48% 23% 29%
You and your family 28% 18% 45% 18% 19%
Farmers and rural communities 27% 20% 39% 19% 22%
The environment 26% 18% 39% 14% 27%
Older Australians 26% 18% 37% 22% 18%
  • Coalition voters were more likely than Labor, Greens or Other voters to say the direction and policies of the new Government would be very good for all groups listed – except for large companies and corporations. 14% of Coalition voters said the direction and policies of the new Government would be very good for large companies and corporations, compared to 23% of Labor voters and 25% of Greens voters.
Q       NET: Very good/Quite good Gender Age
Male Female 18-34 35-54 55+
Large companies and corporations 54% 58% 50% 47% 52% 62%
Australia in general 36% 41% 32% 38% 32% 39%
The economy 33% 37% 30% 32% 30% 38%
Small business 33% 39% 28% 29% 33% 38%
Younger Australians 31% 34% 29% 31% 27% 35%
You and your family 28% 33% 24% 34% 27% 25%
Farmers and rural communities 27% 31% 22% 28% 26% 27%
The environment 26% 29% 23% 28% 24% 27%
Older Australians 26% 29% 22% 33% 26% 18%
  • Males were more likely than females to think that the direction and policies of the new Government would be very good or quite good for all the groups asked: you and your family (33% to 24%), small business (39% to 28%), large companies and corporations (58% to 50%), Australia in general (41% to 32%), the environment (29% to 23%), the economy (37% to 30%), older Australians (29% to 22%), younger Australians (34% to 29%), and farmers and rural communities (31% to 22%).
  • 50% of older Australians thought that the direction and policies of the new Government would be very bad or quite bad for older Australians, compared to 37% of 35 to 54 year olds and 25% of 18 to 34 year olds.

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