Essential Report

Superannuation

Aug 2, 2016

Q. The Federal Government is proposing to introduce a lifetime $500,000 ceiling on after-tax super contributions backdated to 2007. Do you approve or disapprove of capping after-tax contributions to superannuation at $500,000?

  Total   Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote other   Less than $600 pw $600-$1000 pw $1000-$2000 pw $2000+ pw
Total approve           29%   25% 38% 37% 22%   16% 34% 36% 28%
Total disapprove 34%   34% 33% 31% 46%   34% 19% 31% 45%
Strongly approve 9%   8% 11% 17% 6%   7% 10% 12% 8%
Approve 20%   17% 27% 20% 16%   9% 24% 24% 20%
Disapprove 20%   22% 18% 21% 22%   26% 10% 18% 25%
Strongly disapprove 14%   12% 15% 10% 24%   8% 9% 13% 20%
Don’t know 37%   41% 27% 32% 32%   50% 46% 33% 27%

29% approve of the proposed $500,000 cap on after-tax superannuation contributions and 34% disapprove. 37% have no opinion.

45% of those earning more than $2,000pw disapproved.

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