Most significant political event

Dec 17, 2012

Q. What do you think was the most significant political event of 2012?

 

Total

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Implementation of the carbon tax

41%

40%

44%

52%

Rudd leadership challenge

14%

16%

14%

12%

Reopening asylum seeker detention centres on Manus Island and Nauru

9%

7%

11%

8%

AWU slush fund allegations against the Prime Minister

7%

1%

14%

Julia Gillard’s sexism speech in Parliament

6%

11%

2%

3%

Bipartisan support for National Disability Insurance Scheme

5%

9%

3%

4%

Australia winning a seat on the UN Security Council

5%

8%

3%

4%

Don’t know

13%

8%

8%

16%

41% think the most significant political event of the year was the implementation of the carbon tax and 14% think it was the Rudd leadership challenge.

All voter groups thought the implementation of the carbon tax was the most significant event.

Liberal/National voters were more likely to think the AWU slush fund allegations against the Prime Minister was most significant (14%) while Labor voters were more likely to think Julia Gillard’s sexism speech in Parliament was most significant (11%).

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