Essential Report

Internships

May 17, 2016

Q. Do you approve or disapprove of the budget measure announced by the Federal Government last week to introduce internships for young unemployed people which pay $4 per hour for up to 25 hours work per week?

  Total   Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote other
Total approve 48%   34% 70% 31% 46%
Total disapprove 32%   48% 14% 52% 40%
Strongly approve 14%   9% 24% 4% 9%
Approve 34%   25% 46% 27% 37%
Disapprove 16%   22% 10% 17% 21%
Strongly disapprove 16%   26% 4% 35% 19%
Don’t know 20%   18% 15% 16% 14%

48% approve of the budget measure announced by the Federal Government last week to introduce internships for young unemployed people which pay $4 per hour for up to 25 hours work per week and 32% disapprove. 70% of Liberal/National voters approve but Greens and Labor bvoters are more likely to disapprove (52% and 48%).

Of those aged under 25, 44% approve and 33% disapprove.

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