Q. Which of the following solutions would you prefer was used by the Federal parliament given the travel restrictions mean some MPs are not able to attend sessions in Canberra in person?
|Total||Labor||NET: Coalition||Greens||NET: Other|
|Parliament sitting face-to-face as normal with social distancing in place for those who can attend||17%||16%||20%||18%||20%|
|Parliament sitting face-to-face with video conference for those who cannot attend in person||57%||59%||57%||64%||62%|
|Parliament not sitting until travel restrictions are relaxed for all MPs||13%||15%||14%||8%||9%|
|Parliament sitting face-to-face as normal with social distancing in place for those who can attend||17%||21%||13%||21%||18%||12%|
|Parliament sitting face-to-face with video conference for those who cannot attend in person||57%||55%||59%||46%||53%||72%|
|Parliament not sitting until travel restrictions are relaxed for all MPs||13%||14%||12%||18%||13%||9%|
The large majority of people want to see parliament continue to sit, either with social distancing measures, (17%), or using video conferencing options (57%). Only 13% would prefer parliament not to sit during the travel restrictions due to Covid-19.
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