Federal Budget: Balance of interests between different groups

Oct 20, 2020

Q. To the best of your knowledge, did the Federal Budget put the interests of each of the groups ahead of the other, or was there a balance?

Men and women Total
This budget puts the interests of men ahead of the interests of women 31%
This budget puts the interests of women ahead of the interests of men 14%
This budget was balanced between women and men 54%
Base (n) 1,082

 

Young people and older people Total
This budget puts the interests of young people ahead of the interests of older people 45%
This budget puts the interests of older people ahead of the interests of young people 21%
This budget was balanced between the young and the old 34%
Base (n) 1,082

 

Employees and businesses Total
This budget puts the interests of employees ahead of the interests of businesses 14%
This budget puts the interests of businesses ahead of the interests of employees 42%
This budget was balanced between businesses and employees 45%
Base (n) 1,082
  • While the majority thought the budget was balanced between the interests of men and women (54%), over twice as many people thought the interests of men were put ahead of women, than women above men (31% to 14%).
  • Most felt the interests of younger Australians were put ahead of older Australians (45%). 34% thought it was balanced and 21% thought the interests of older Australians were prioritised.
  • Most felt the budget was balanced between the interests of businesses and employees (45%), with 42% thinking that business interests were prioritised, and 14% thinking employee interests were prioritised.

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