Essential Report

Groups benefiting from Trans-Pacific Partnership

Oct 13, 2015

Q. How much do you think the following will benefit the Trans-Pacific Partnership?

Total a lot/some benefit

Total little/no benefit

A lot of benefit

Some benefit

Little benefit

No benefit

Don’t know

Multi-national companies

57%

12%

29%

28%

9%

3%

31%

Mining companies

47%

20%

16%

31%

15%

5%

33%

Australian businesses overall

47%

24%

11%

36%

18%

6%

30%

Beef farmers

45%

21%

14%

31%

14%

7%

33%

The Australian economy in general

44%

26%

11%

33%

18%

8%

30%

Dairy farmers

42%

24%

12%

30%

15%

9%

33%

Manufacturing companies

42%

27%

12%

30%

17%

10%

31%

Sugar farmers

39%

28%

10%

29%

17%

11%

34%

Australian workers

32%

35%

8%

24%

19%

16%

32%

Small businesses

31%

38%

7%

24%

22%

16%

31%

Those thought most likely to benefit from the Trans-Pacific Partnership were multi-national companies (57% a lot/some benefit), mining companies (47%) and Australian business overall (47%).

The TPP was thought to be of a little more benefit to beef farmers (45%) than dairy farmers (42%) or sugar farmers (39%). It was also thought to be of less benefit to small businesses (31%) and Australian workers (32%).

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