Penalty rates

Aug 11, 2015

Do you approve or disapprove of the Productivity Commission recommendation to cut Sunday penalty rates to the same level as Saturday rates for workers in hospitality, entertainment and retail? 

  Total   Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote Other   Full time worker Part time worker
Total approve 32% 24% 51% 21% 32% 40% 27%
Total disapprove 54% 65% 40% 66% 57% 47% 62%
Strongly approve 9% 6% 16% 4% 7% 11% 5%
Approve 23% 18% 35% 17% 25% 29% 22%
Disapprove 25% 29% 21% 31% 19% 22% 31%
Strongly disapprove 29% 36% 19% 35% 38% 25% 31%
Don’t know 14% 11% 10% 13% 12% 13% 11%

32% approve of the Productivity Commission recommendation to cut Sunday penalty rates to the same level as Saturday rates for workers in hospitality, entertainment and retail and 54% disapprove.

About half Liberal/National voters approve but other voter groups strongly disapprove.

47% of fulltime workers and 62% of part-time workers disapprove. 57% of people earning less than $1,000 pw disapprove.

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