Essential Report

Paid parental leave vs childcare rebate

Jul 29, 2014

Q. Which of the following policies would you favour most?

 

Total

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote other

The Paid Parental Leave scheme (26 weeks leave at full pay)

25%

27%

24%

28%

18%

Increasing the child care rebate

51%

56%

52%

48%

51%

Don’t know

24%

17%

24%

24%

31%

51% would favour increasing the child care rebate and 25% the Paid Parental Leave scheme.

Those most likely to favour increasing the childcare rebate were aged 45+ (62%), Labor voters (56%) and part-time workers (60%).

Among those aged under 35, 43% favoured the Paid Parental Leave scheme and 37% favoured increasing the childcare rebate.

There were no significant differences between men and women.

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