Essential Report

Reduction in Sunday penalty rates

Mar 7, 2017

Q. Do you approve or disapprove of the Fair Work Commission’s recent decision to reduce current Sunday penalty rates paid in retail, fast food, hospitality and pharmacy industries?

  Total   Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote other   Work full time Work part time
Total approve 32%   19% 55% 14% 29%   39% 27%
Total disapprove 56%   74% 36% 73% 61%   52% 58%
Strongly approve 9%   5% 17% 2% 10%   10% 6%
Approve 23%   14% 38% 12% 19%   29% 21%
Disapprove 22%   21% 23% 25% 21%   20% 23%
Strongly disapprove 34%   53% 13% 48% 40%   32% 35%
Don’t know 12%   7% 10% 14% 10%   9% 15%

32% approve of the Fair Work Commission’s recent decision to reduce current Sunday penalty rates and 56% disapprove.

Those most likely to approve were Liberal National voters (55%), men (40%) and aged 65+ (49%).

Those most likely to disapprove were Labor voters (74%), Greens voters (73%), women (63%) and aged 18-24 (64%).

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