Q. The Federal Government says that the funds raised from the carbon tax will be used to compensate those affected by price increases. Which of the following forms of compensation do you favour?
|Total||Vote Labor||Vote Lib/Nat||Vote Greens|
|A direct payment to households||39%||44%||37%||50%|
|An income tax cut||33%||36%||34%||26%|
|A cut to the GST rate||13%||11%||17%||8%|
|Cuts to corporate taxes||2%||1%||2%||1%|
39% favour compensation as a direct payment to households and 33% favour income tax cuts. Greens voters (50%) and Labor voters (44%) are most likely to favour a direct payment while Coalition voters split 37% direct payment/34% tax cut.
Older people strongly favour a direct payment – among those aged 55+, 51% favour direct payment and 21% a tax cut, while for those aged 18-44, 39% favour a tax cut and 33% favour a direct payment.
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