Essential Report

Quarantine facilities: Federal vs state government responsibility

May 25, 2021

Q. There have been growing calls to build new Covid-19 quarantine facilities across the country to more safely quarantine returning travellers.

Which of the following statements about these quarantine facilities is closest to your view?

  Total Gender Age Group Federal Voting Intention
  Male Female 18-34 35-54 55+ Labor TOTAL: Coalition Greens TOTAL: Other
It should be the federal government’s responsibility to build and manage quarantine facilities across the country 63% 62% 63% 57% 63% 67% 67% 56% 70% 64%
It should be each state government’s responsibility to build and manage quarantine facilities within their borders 37% 38% 37% 43% 37% 33% 33% 44% 30% 36%
Base (n) 1,100 539 561 341 379 380 369 410 105 112
  • Most (63%) think it should be the federal government’s responsibility to build and manage quarantine facilities across the country. Coalition voters are less likely to think this compared to all other voters (56% to 67%).

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