Essential Report

Groups that benefit from free trade agreement

Nov 18, 2014

Q. How much do you think the following would benefit from a Free Trade Agreement with China? 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lot/some benefit

 

Total a lot/
some benefit

 

A lot of benefit

Some benefit

Little benefit

No benefit

Don’t know

Vote ALP

Vote Lib/
Nat

Vote Green

Vote Other

Australian
Government

52%

17%

35%

13%

5%

30%

51%

65%

49%

47%

Mining companies

48%

22%

26%

14%

7%

31%

49%

57%

44%

43%

Australian businesses overall

44%

11%

33%

20%

5%

31%

44%

58%

39%

32%

Tourism operators

41%

12%

29%

17%

10%

32%

44%

53%

37%

32%

Farmers

37%

12%

25%

18%

15%

30%

35%

50%

29%

28%

The Australian economy in general

37%

9%

28%

23%

9%

31%

34%

53%

29%

22%

Manufactur-ing firms

34%

10%

24%

18%

18%

31%

37%

43%

22%

26%

Working people

25%

6%

19%

25%

22%

29%

22%

39%

15%

13%

Respondents thought those most likely to benefit from a Free Trade Agreement with China were the Australian Government (52%), mining companies (48%) and Australian business overall (44%).

Only 25% thought that there would be a lot or some benefit for working people. 47% though there would be little or no benefit for working people.

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