Likely result of cutting penalty rates

Jan 13, 2015

Q. What do you think would be the more likely result of cutting penalty rates for hospitality and retail workers?

 

Total

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote Other

 

Work full time

Work part time

Businesses will make bigger profits

63%

75%

50%

77%

66%

61%

68%

Businesses will employ more workers

18%

10%

32%

8%

18%

22%

14%

Don’t know

18%

15%

18%

15%

15%

16%

18%

63% think that cutting penalty rates will more likely result in businesses making bigger profits while 18% think the more likely result will be that businesses will employ more workers.

A substantial majority (over 60%) of all demographic groups believe it will more likely result in bigger profits for businesses. Only Liberal/National voters have a somewhat different view – 50% think it is more likely to result in bigger profits and 32% more jobs.

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