Essential Report

Importance of re-establishing ABCC

Aug 16, 2016

Q. Compared to other issues the Government needs to address, how important is the issue of re-establishing the ABCC? 

  Total   Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote other   Apr 2016
Total important 35%   24% 51% 21% 39%   34%
Total not important 40%   50% 31% 54% 39%   41%
Very important 9% 5% 15% 2% 9% 10%
Somewhat important 26% 19% 36% 19% 30% 24%
Not so important 25% 27% 25% 31% 23% 26%
Not at all important 15% 23% 6% 23% 16% 15%
Don’t know 26% 26% 18% 24% 22%   26%

35% say that re-establishing the ABCC is very or somewhat important compared to other issues the Government needs to address and 40% say it is not important. This is similar to when this question was asked in April.

Those more likely to think it is important were Liberal/National voters (51%) and people aged 65+ (48%).

Those more likely to say it was not important were Labor (50%) and Greens (54%) voters.

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