Essential Report

Institutions which consider public safety

Apr 28, 2020

Q. With regards to the impact of the Covid-19 outbreak, to what extent do you think the following institutions consider the safety of the public when making business decisions?

  Will always act in their own interests, even if it endangers people or is detrimental to the public Will act in their own interests as long as it does not endanger people or is detrimental to the public Will prioritise the safety of the people and the public’s best interests Unsure
Cruise line companies 41% 29% 13% 17%
The big four banks 33% 39% 14% 14%
Insurance companies 32% 38% 13% 17%
Real estate agencies 29% 38% 16% 17%
Sporting administrators 26% 37% 21% 16%
Pharmaceutical companies 18% 38% 31% 14%
Small banks (excluding CBA, NAB, ANZ and Westpac) 17% 48% 20% 15%
Super funds 17% 40% 23% 20%
Supermarkets 15% 38% 36% 11%
Aged care facilities 14% 32% 39% 14%
  • 41% of participants believe that cruise line companies will always act in their own interests, even if it endangers people or is detrimental to the public; while only 14% say the same is true for aged care facilities.
  • 48% of participants believe that small banks (excluding CBA, NAB, ANZ and Westpac) will act in their own interests as long as it does not endanger people or is detrimental to the public – compared to 39% saying the same for the big four banks.

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