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Jun 7, 2016
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Party trust to handle the economy

Q. Which party – Labor or Liberal – do you think is best when it comes to:

  Liberal Labor No difference Don’t know   NET
Representing the interests of the large corporate and financial interests 53% 12% 22% 13%   +41
Handling the economy overall 36% 22% 25% 17%   +14
Handling the economy in a way that best helps small business 35% 25% 23% 17%   +10
Handling the economy in a way that best helps the middle class 30% 28% 25% 17%   +2
Handling the economy in a way that helps you and people like you the most. 28% 31% 25% 17%   -3
Handling the economy in a way that tries to take the interests of working families into consideration as much as it takes the interests of the large corporate and financial groups 26% 32% 26% 16%   -6
Representing the interests of you and people like you 26% 34% 27% 12%   -8
Standing up for the middle class in Australia 25% 35% 26% 14%   -10
Being more concerned about the interests of working families in Australia than the rich and large business and financial interests 19% 43% 24% 14%   -24
Representing the interests of Australian working families 18% 45% 27% 11%   -27

Labor are considered best at representing the interests of Australian working families (+27), being more concerned about the interests of working families (+24) and standing up for the middle class in Australia (+10).

The Liberal Party are considered best at representing the interests of the large corporate and financial interests (+41), handling the economy overall (+14) and handling the economy in a way that best helps small business (+10).

May 24, 2016
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Party trust to handle issues

Q: Which party would you trust most to handle the following issues? 

  Liberal Labor Don’t know   Difference
Security and the war on terrorism 42% 19% 39%   +23
Management of the economy 42% 22% 36%   +20
Controlling interest rates 34% 22% 44%   +12
Political leadership 36% 25% 40%   +11
Managing population growth 33% 22% 45%   +11
Treatment of asylum seekers 33% 25% 41%   +8
Ensuring a quality water supply 26% 26% 47%  
Ensuring a fair taxation system 27% 35% 38%   -8
Housing affordability 25% 35% 40%   -10
Ensuring a quality education for all children 28% 39% 34%   -11
Ensuring the quality of Australia’s health system 26% 37% 37%   -11
Addressing climate change 22% 33% 45%   -11
Protecting the environment 22% 34% 43%   -12
A fair industrial relations system 27% 39% 34%   -12
Protecting Australian jobs and protection of local industries 26% 39% 35%   -13

The Liberal Party is trusted more to handle security and the war of terrorism (+23), management of the economy (+20) and controlling interest rates (+12).

The Labor Party is trusted more to handle protecting jobs and local industries (+13), a fair industrial relations system (+12) and protecting the environment (+12).

May 24, 2016
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Leader trust to handle issues

Q: Which leader – Malcolm Turnbull or Bill Shorten – would you trust most to handle the following issues? 

  Malcolm Turnbull Bill Shorten Don’t know   Difference
Regulating the banking and finance sector 33% 27% 39%   +6
Supporting Australia’s manufacturing industries 30% 31% 39%   -1
Ensuring big companies pay their share of tax 28% 34% 38%   -6
Protecting the Great Barrier Reef 21% 27% 52%   -6
Funding hospitals 27% 35% 38%   -8
Addressing climate change 21% 29% 50%   -8
Making housing more affordable for first home buyers 23% 32% 44%   -9
Looking after the needs of pensioners 21% 35% 44%   -14
Funding public schools 24% 40% 36%   -16
Maintaining workers’ wages and conditions 21% 43% 35%   -22

Bill Shorten is trusted more for maintaining workers’ wages and conditions (+22), funding public schools (+16) and looking after the needs of pensioners (+14).

May 10, 2016
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Trust to handle the economy

Q. Who would you trust most to handle Australia’s economy – the Treasurer Scott Morrison or the Shadow Treasurer Chris Bowen?

  Total

 

  Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote other   April 2016
Scott Morrison 31%   9% 68% 3% 22%   26%
Chris Bowen 20%   40% 4% 44% 16%   23%
Don’t know 49%   51% 28% 53% 62%   51%

31% have more trust in Scott Morrison to handle Australia’s economy and 20% have more trust in Chris Bowen. 49% don’t know who they would trust more. This represents an improvement for Scott Morrison from net +3 to +11 since April.

Apr 5, 2016
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Trust most to handle the economy

Q. Who would you trust most to handle Australia’s economy – the Treasurer Scott Morrison or the Shadow Treasurer Chris Bowen?

  Total

 

  Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote other   Nov 2015 Jan 2016
Scott Morrison 26%   10% 55% 9% 11%   27% 26%
Chris Bowen 23%   45% 8% 34% 19%   18% 19%
Don’t know 51%   44% 37% 57% 70%   56% 55%

26% have more trust in Scott Morrison to handle Australia’s economy and 23% have more trust in Chris Bowen. 51% don’t know who they would trust more. This represents a small improvement for Chris Bowen since January.

Mar 1, 2016
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Party trust to handle issues

Which party would you trust most to handle the following issues?

  Liberal Labor Don’t know   Difference Liberal – Labor
Security and the war on terrorism 40% 20% 40% +20
Management of the economy 41% 22% 36% +19
Controlling interest rates 37% 21% 42% +16
Political leadership 37% 21% 42% +16
Managing population growth 33% 21% 45% +12
Treatment of asylum seekers 31% 26% 42% +5
Ensuring a fair taxation system 33% 29% 38% +4
Ensuring a quality water supply 28% 25% 47% +3
Housing affordability 28% 32% 40% -4
Ensuring the quality of Australia’s health system 29% 33% 37% -4
Ensuring a quality education for all children 30% 35% 35% -5
Protecting Australian jobs and protection of local industries 29% 35% 36% -6
Addressing climate change 25% 33% 42% -8
Protecting the environment 24% 33% 44% -9
A fair industrial relations system 28% 38% 33% -10

 

 

The Liberal Party is trusted more to handle security and the war on terrorism (40% to 20%), management of the economy (41%/22%), controlling interest rates (37%/21%), political leadership (37%/21%) and managing population growth (33%/21%).

 

The Labor Party is trusted more to handle a fair industrial relations system (38% to 28%), protecting the environment (33%/24%) and addressing climate change (33%/25%).

Feb 23, 2016
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Trust in information about asylum seekers

How much trust do you have in the following for information about asylum seekers?

  A lot of trust Some trust Not much trust No trust at all Don’t know
Politicians 2% 15% 31% 42% 10%
Government officials 3% 20% 38% 30% 10%
The media 2% 19% 37% 33% 9%
Churches 8% 27% 30% 23% 11%
Doctors 22% 43% 17% 7% 11%
Human rights campaigners 12% 30% 26% 21% 11%
Welfare agencies 9% 37% 26% 16% 11%
International organisations 8% 33% 30% 17% 12%

For information about asylum seekers the most trusted sources were doctors (65% a lot/some trust), welfare agencies (46%), human rights campaigners (42%) and international organisations (41%).

Only 17% trust politicians and 21% trust the media.

Politicians are trusted by 28% of Liberal/National voters and 13% of Labor voters. Government officials are trusted by 36% of Liberal/National voters and 19% of Labor voters. Human are trusted by 35% of Liberal/National voters, 49% of Labor voters and 77% of Greens voters.

Feb 2, 2016
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Trust in media

Q. How much trust do you have in what you read or hear in the following media?

Total a lot /some trust

A lot of trust

Some trust

Not much trust

No trust at all

Don’t know

Don’t use

 

 

Total a lot /some Jun 12

Total a lot /some Jan 13

Total a lot /some Nov 14

Total a lot /some Jun 15

ABC TV news and current affairs

66%

21%

45%

14%

7%

3%

10%

 

 

74%

73%

69%

63%

SBS TV news and current affairs

63%

17%

46%

13%

7%

4%

14%

66%

61%

ABC radio news and current affairs

62%

18%

44%

14%

7%

4%

13%

 

 

69%

70%

62%

58%

News and opinion in local newspapers

49%

5%

44%

28%

10%

4%

9%

 

 

56%

55%

53%

50%

News and opinion in daily newspapers

49%

5%

44%

27%

11%

4%

9%

 

 

52%

48%

50%

45%

ABC radio talkback programs

49%

10%

39%

21%

10%

4%

17%

 

 

50%

49%

48%

46%

Commercial TV news and current affairs

48%

6%

42%

29%

14%

4%

5%

 

 

46%

44%

48%

46%

Commercial radio news and current affairs

46%

4%

42%

26%

13%

4%

11%

 

 

45%

46%

45%

44%

News and opinion websites

44%

4%

40%

31%

11%

4%

10%

 

 

40%

40%

42%

39%

Commercial radio talkback programs

34%

4%

30%

31%

16%

4%

15%

33%

32%

33%

34%

Internet blogs

23%

3%

20%

35%

22%

4%

17%

 

 

20%

23%

22%

20%

Overall, trust in media has risen a little since this question was asked last year – however rankings remain much the same.

The most trusted media were ABC TV news and current affairs (66% a lot/some trust), SBS TV news and current affairs (63%) and ABC radio news and current affairs (62%).

The least trusted were internet blogs (23%) and commercial radio talkback programs (34%).

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