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/
|Vote Greens||Vote Other||Work full time||Work part time||Jan 2015|
|Businesses will make bigger profits||61%||74%||50%||68%||68%||57%||58%||63%|
|Businesses will employ more workers||20%||12%||31%||18%||23%||27%||17%||18%|
61% think that cutting penalty rates will more likely result in businesses making bigger profits while 20% think the more likely result will be that businesses will employ more workers – a similar result to the last time this question was asked in January.
A substantial majority of all demographic groups believe it will more likely result in bigger profits for businesses. Those most likely to think it will mean businesses will make bigger profits were Labor voters (74%), Greens voters (68%) and incomes less than $1,000 pw (67%)
Only Liberal/National voters have a somewhat different view – 50% think it is more likely to result in bigger profits and 31% more jobs.
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