Essential Report

Review of politicians entitlements

Oct 15, 2013

Q. Attorney-General George Brandis has had to repay taxpayer reimbursements he had claimed for attending the wedding of a radio announcer.

As the Attorney-General, George Brandis is responsible for a review of all politician entitlements.

The Opposition is arguing that given his own actions, he is not fit to undertake that inquiry.

 

%

 

Lib/Nat voters

 voters

Labor voters

Green voters

Attorney-General Brandis has re-paid the incorrect claim, and should be able to undertake the inquiry into politician entitlements

26%

41%

16%

8%

Attorney-General Brandis is not fit to undertake the inquiry into politician entitlements

48%

33%

61%

69%

Don’t know

27%

26%

24%

23%

Almost half (48%) of people think that Attorney-General George Brandis is not fit to undertake the inquiry into politician entitlements.

Just 26% think that as he has re-paid his incorrect claim, he should be able to undertake the inquiry.

27% don’t know.

Although Lib/Nat voters (41%) were more likely to think he should be able to undertake the inquiry (compared to just 16% of Labor voters and 8% of Greens voters), 33% still thought he is not fit to undertake the inquiry.

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