Q. To what extent do you agree that the following measures will improve job creation and investment in Australia?
|Total Agree||Total Disagree||Strongly Agree||Agree||Disagree||Strongly disagree||Don’t know|
|Increasing the number of apprenticeships||88%||4%||38%||50%||4%||0%||7%|
|Giving incentives to companies that invest in research and development||79%||8%||26%||53%||7%||1%||12%|
|Boosting investment in renewable energy technologies||75%||11%||30%||45%||8%||3%||14%|
|Requiring companies to use Australian made steel in large infrastructure projects||73%||11%||27%||46%||9%||2%||15%|
|Implementing industrial relations changes that give more flexibility to business||57%||19%||13%||44%||14%||5%||24%|
|Bringing back tariffs on products imported from overseas||52%||29%||16%||36%||20%||9%||19%|
|Introducing industrial relations reforms to make it easier to hire and fire people||41%||41%||13%||28%||29%||12%||18%|
Increasing the number of apprenticeships (88% total agree) is the most popular measure for improving job creation and investment in Australia, followed by giving incentives to companies that invest in research and development (79% total agree) and boosting investment in renewable energy technologies (75%).
Requiring companies to use Australian made steel in large infrastructure projects is also strongly endorsed by respondents (73% total agree).
The least popular measure is introducing industrial relations reforms to make it easier to hire and fire people (41% total disagree). Asked with a different emphasis, there is significantly less opposition to the suggestion of implementing industrial relations changes that give more flexibility to business (19% total disagree).
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