Essential Report

Fairness of tax system

Dec 1, 2015

Q. Now thinking about taxes – overall, how fair do you think our present Federal tax system is?

Total

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote other

Income less than $600 pw

Income $600 – $1,000 pw

Income $1,000 – $1,600 pw

Income $1,600+ pw

Very fair

4%

7%

5%

3%

2%

4%

4%

6%

Moderately fair

36%

33%

46%

29%

25%

35%

34%

28%

42%

Not too fair

30%

29%

30%

35%

31%

27%

22%

38%

30%

Not fair at all

22%

24%

15%

26%

44%

28%

27%

25%

16%

Don’t know

8%

7%

3%

7%

8%

12%

5%

6%

40% think the Federal tax system is very or moderately fair and 52% think it is not too fair or not fair at all.
Those most likely to think it not fair were Greens voters (61%), other voters (75%) and incomes $1,000-$1,600 pw (63%).
Those most likely to think it is fair were Liberal/National voters (51%), incomes $1,600+ pw (48%) and university educated (48%).

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