Essential Report

Support for changes to superannuation

Nov 3, 2015

Q. A recent report suggested that superannuation be changed so that everyone paid tax on their superannuation at 15 cents in the dollar less than their marginal rate of tax. That would mean a low income earner paying 21% tax would pay 6% on their super while a high income earner paying 49% tax would pay 34% on their super? Would you support or oppose this change to super?

Total

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote other

Work full time

Work part time

Total support

44%

49%

43%

60%

34%

47%

37%

Total oppose

32%

30%

36%

23%

42%

35%

38%

Strongly support

14%

19%

11%

14%

16%

17%

7%

Support

30%

30%

32%

46%

18%

30%

30%

Oppose

16%

12%

20%

13%

23%

17%

20%

Strongly oppose

16%

18%

16%

10%

19%

18%

18%

Don’t know

24%

22%

22%

17%

23%

17%

24%

44% would support changes to superannuation where everyone paid tax on their superannuation at 15 cents in the dollar less than their marginal rate of tax and 32% would oppose.

Those earning $1,000-1,600 pw week split 50% support/29% oppose – compared to 42% support/39% oppose for those earning $1,600+ pw.

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