Essential Report

Revoking citizenship from dual nationals

Jun 10, 2015

Q. Do you approve or disapprove of the Government’s proposal to take away the citizenship of dual nationals who are engaged in terrorism or supporting terror groups.

Total

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote Other

Total approve

81%

77%

93%

52%

84%

Total disapprove

9%

11%

2%

35%

10%

Strongly approve

60%

54%

74%

29%

61%

Approve

21%

23%

19%

23%

23%

Disapprove

6%

6%

1%

24%

6%

Strongly disapprove

3%

5%

1%

11%

4%

Don’t know

11%

11%

5%

13%

6%

81% support the Government’s proposal to take away the citizenship of dual nationals who are engaged in terrorism or supporting terror groups. A majority of all voter groups support and support is strongest among Liberal/National voters (93%)

Revoking citizenship from sole nationals

Jun 10, 2015

Q. And would you approve or disapprove of taking away the citizenship of sole nationals who are engaged in terrorism or supporting terror groups if they are eligible to become a citizen of another country?

Total

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote Other

Total approve

73%

67%

90%

44%

77%

Total disapprove

13%

15%

5%

31%

15%

Strongly approve

54%

47%

71%

26%

57%

Approve

19%

20%

19%

18%

20%

Disapprove

9%

10%

4%

18%

11%

Strongly disapprove

4%

5%

1%

13%

4%

Don’t know

13%

17%

5%

26%

8%

A substantial majority of 73% also support the Government’s proposal to take away the citizenship of sole nationals who are engaged in terrorism or supporting terror groups if they are eligible to become a citizen of another country.

Support is strongest among Liberal/National voters (90%). Green voters are split but more likely to support (44% support/31% oppose/26% don’t know).

Decision about revoking citizenship

Jun 10, 2015

Q. And should the decision about taking away citizenship be made by a court of law or a Government minister?

Total

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote Other

Court of law

54%

58%

47%

71%

56%

Government minister

24%

22%

34%

8%

25%

Don’t know

22%

20%

19%

215

19%

A majority (54%) think that the decision about taking away citizenship should be made by a court of law rather than the Government minister (24%).

COVID-19 RESEARCH

Read Essential's ongoing research on the public response to Covid-19.

Sign up for updates

Receive the Essential Report in your inbox.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.