Labor Party reforms

Apr 30, 2014

Q. The Opposition Leader Bill Shorten has proposed reforms to the Labor Party to change the roles played by unions and party members in control of the party. These include making it easier to join the Labor Party, eliminating requirement to be a union member and increasing member involvement in selection of leaders and candidates.

Would these reforms make you more likely or less likely to vote for the Labor Party or would they make no difference to your vote?

 

Total

 

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote other

Total more likely

26%

38%

15%

38%

26%

Total less likely

6%

2%

10%

5%

7%

Much more likely

8%

16%

3%

5%

6%

A little more likely

18%

22%

12%

33%

20%

Make no difference

59%

51%

71%

49%

61%

A little less likely

2%

1%

1%

2%

4%

Much less likely

4%

1%

9%

3%

3%

Don’t know

9%

9%

4%

8%

6%

Overall, one-quarter of Australians (26%) say that the proposed reforms would make them more likely to vote for the Labor Party.

Most (59%) say that it will make no difference.

71% of Lib/Nat voters say that the reforms would make no difference to their likelihood to vote for the Labor Party.

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