Essential Report

Liberal Party and WorkChoices

Aug 18, 2015

Q. How likely do you think it is that Tony Abbott and the Liberal Party would try to bring back industrial laws similar to WorkChoices? 

  Total   Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote Other   Work full time Work part time   May 2013
Total likely 44% 65% 30% 60% 54% 46% 41% 51%
Total unlikely 26% 16% 41% 21% 25% 29% 21% 27%
Very likely 20% 36% 7% 42% 19% 18% 17% 26%
Quite likely 24% 29% 23% 18% 35% 28% 24% 25%
Not very likely 17% 10% 28% 13% 14% 18% 17% 16%
Not at all likely 9% 6% 13% 8% 11% 11% 4% 11%
Don’t know 29% 19% 29% 19% 21% 25% 37% 23%

44% think it likely that Tony Abbott and the Liberal Party would try to bring back industrial laws similar to WorkChoices and 26% think it unlikely.

Since this question was asked in May 2013 (before the election of the Abbott Government), those thinking it likely has dropped from 51% to 44% – mostly due to an increase in “don’t know” from 23% to 29%.

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