Q. To what extent would you support or oppose the following government actions?
|TOTAL: Support||TOTAL: Oppose||Strongly support||Somewhat support||Neither support nor oppose||Somewhat oppose||Strongly oppose|
|Provide greater funding for rooftop solar and household battery storage||70%||7%||41%||29%||23%||4%||3%|
|Introduce a levy to high carbon-emitting industries to encourage them to switch to renewable sources||63%||13%||34%||29%||24%||7%||6%|
|Set a nationwide ‘net zero’ carbon emissions target for 2030||61%||13%||33%||29%||25%||7%||6%|
|Plan for the closure of all fossil fuel-burning power stations, and transition to renewables and battery storage by 2030||61%||14%||32%||29%||25%||7%||7%|
|Stop public funding of all coal and gas mining in Australia||53%||17%||29%||23%||31%||9%||8%|
|Phase out new petrol cars by 2030||47%||24%||22%||24%||30%||12%||11%|
- The majority of people would support the introduction of many of the changes to policy listed. 70% support greater government funding for installation of rooftop solar panels and household battery storage, and 63% support the introduction of a levy to high carbon-emitting industries.
- 61% of people support both setting a nationwide ‘net zero’ carbon emission target for 2030, and the closure of all fossil fuel-burning power stations, and transition to renewables and battery storage by 2030. Just over half (53%) support the end of public funding for coal and gas mining in Australia.
- 47% are in favour of the phase-out of new petrol cars by 2030.
|TOTAL: Support||Total||Gender||Age Group||Federal Voting Intention|
|Male||Female||18-34||35-54||55+||Labor||TOTAL: Coalition||Greens||TOTAL: Other|
|Provide greater funding for rooftop solar and household battery storage||70%||70%||71%||65%||73%||72%||75%||68%||85%||66%|
|Introduce a levy to high carbon-emitting industries to encourage them to switch to renewable sources||63%||59%||66%||61%||68%||58%||72%||55%||82%||50%|
|Set a nationwide ‘net zero’ carbon emissions target for 2030||61%||61%||62%||64%||66%||55%||70%||54%||85%||50%|
|Plan for the closure of all fossil fuel-burning power stations, and transition to renewables and battery storage by 2030||61%||60%||62%||66%||64%||54%||72%||52%||82%||53%|
|Stop public funding of all coal and gas mining in Australia||53%||54%||52%||56%||58%||44%||63%||43%||76%||39%|
|Phase out new petrol cars by 2030||47%||48%||45%||53%||51%||36%||51%||42%||76%||37%|
- Those aged 18-34 have higher support than those aged over 55 for all measures, except greater funding for rooftop solar and household battery storage.
- Coalition voters and those voting for a minor party or independent candidate have the lowest support for the introduction of all these measures. Labor and Greens voters are the most likely to support all measures.
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