Essential Report

Paid parental leave

Feb 10, 2015

Q. Tony Abbott recently announced that the Government will not proceed with their proposed paid parental leave scheme. Do you approve or disapprove of the Government dropping their paid parental leave scheme? 

 

Total

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote Other

Total approve

59%

55%

73%

46%

69%

Total disapprove

25%

29%

16%

29%

20%

Strongly approve

31%

33%

35%

22%

43%

Approve

28%

22%

38%

24%

26%

Disapprove

14%

15%

10%

10%

12%

Strongly disapprove

11%

14%

6%

19%

8%

Don’t know

17%

16%

10%

24%

10%

59% approve of the Government dropping their paid parental leave scheme and 25% disapprove.

A majority of both Labor voters (55%) and Liberal/National voters (73%) approve.

83% of those aged 55+ approve while younger respondents were divided – for those aged 18-34, 38% approve and 40% disapprove.

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