Q. Which of the following do you think is the best way for the Government to pay for the damage caused by the recent floods?
|Total||Vote Labor||Vote Lib/Nat||Vote Greens|
|Introduce a one-off levy||22%||42%||9%||22%|
|Sell off Medibank Private||2%||1%||4%||2%|
|Scrap or postpone the NBN (National Broadband Network)||28%||11%||48%||10%|
|Postpone returning the budget to surplus||24%||26%||23%||27%|
|Raise taxes on mining company profits||10%||10%||6%||23%|
|None of them||7%||5%||7%||9%|
Overall, there was no clearly preferred means of funding the flood damage. The most supported ways to fund flood damage were to scrap or postpone the NBN (28%), postpone returning the budget to surplus (24%) and introducing a one-off levy (22%). Only 2% favoured selling Medibank Private. Labor voters favoured the levy (42%) and Liberal/National voters favoured scrapping or postponing the NBN (48%).
Greens voters were split between postponing the return to surplus (27%), a tax on mining company profits (23%) and introducing a levy (22%).
Scrapping or postponing the NBN was strongly favoured by those aged 55+ (40%).
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