Essential Report

Royal Commission into trade unions

Oct 27, 2015

Q. Do you think the Royal Commission into Trade Unions is a legitimate investigation into union practices or is it a political attack on unions and the Labor Party?

Total

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote other

Aug 2015

A political attack on Labor and the unions

27%

48%

12%

41%

29%

27%

A legitimate investigation of union practices

42%

22%

69%

27%

41%

39%

Don’t know

31%

31%

19%

31%

30%

34%

42% think the that the Trade Union Royal Commission is a legitimate investigation of union practices and 27% think that it is a political attack on Labor and the unions. 31% did not know. These results are similar to those from August.

Views were related to voting intention – 69% of Liberal/National voters think it is a legitimate investigation of union practices while 48 % of Labor voters think it is a political attack on Labor and the unions.

45% of full-time workers and 37% of part-time workers think it is a legitimate investigation of union practices.

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