Federal ICAC

Jan 29, 2020

Q. To what extent would you support or oppose the establishment of an independent federal corruption body to monitor the behaviour of our politicians and public servants?

Jan’20 Dec’19 Sep’18
Strongly support 49% 42% 46%
Support 31% 33% 36%
Oppose 5% 7% 4%
Strongly oppose 2% 2% 1%
Unsure 13% 17% 14%
NET: Support 80% 75% 82%
NET: Oppose 7% 8% 5%
Base (n) 1,080 1,035 1,030

 

Total Voting Intention
Labor Coalition Greens NET: Other
Strongly support 49% 56% 42% 53% 56%
Support 31% 29% 38% 28% 20%
Oppose 5% 4% 6% 3% 6%
Strongly oppose 2% 1% 3% 2% 5%
Unsure 13% 9% 11% 14% 13%
NET: Support 80% 86% 80% 81% 76%
NET: Oppose 7% 5% 9% 5% 11%
Base (n) 1,080 351 342 110 156
  • 80% of participants support the establishment of an independent federal corruption body to monitor the behaviour of our politicians and public servants.
  • Support is higher than late last year when the same question was asked in conjunction with the conduct of Angus Taylor and the use of inflated figures that Mr Taylor’s office used to attack the travel record of Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore (75% in Dec’19).

Ministerial Conduct

Jan 29, 2020

Q. Over the past few weeks the Opposition has been raising concern about the conduct of Deputy Nationals leader Bridget McKenzie.

It is claimed she allocated $100million to sporting organisations in marginal seats to favour the Coalition in the 2019 Federal election.

Which of the following best describes your perspective on the issue?

Jan’20 Dec’19

Following Angus Taylor

and Sydney Lord Mayor

The Prime Minister should have stood the Minister down from Cabinet 51% 35%
The Prime Minster was right not to stand the Minister down from Cabinet 15% 17%
I have not been following the issue 34% 48%
Base (n) 1,080 1,035

 

Total Federal Voting Intention
Labor Coalition Greens NET: Other
The Prime Minister should have stood the Minister down from Cabinet 51% 67% 41% 51% 51%
The Prime Minster was right not to stand the Minister down from Cabinet 15% 7% 27% 10% 15%
I have not been following the issue 34% 27% 32% 40% 34%
Base (n) 1,080 351 342 110 156
  •  One-third (34%) of participants have not been following the issue of Bridget McKenzie and the allocation of Sports grants.
  • Half of participants believe the Prime Minister should have stood the Minister down from cabinet over the issue (51%), while just 15% believe Scott Morrison was correct to support his colleague.
  • Coalition voters are least likely to say that the PM should have stood the Minister down (41%).

Federal ICAC

Dec 10, 2019

Q. To what extent would you support or oppose the establishment of an independent federal corruption body to monitor the behaviour of our politicians and public servants?

  Total Voting Intention Sep’18
Labor Coalition Greens NET: Other
Strongly support 42% 49% 48% 37% 51% 46%
Support 33% 35% 28% 45% 30% 36%
Oppose 7% 7% 8% 6% 5% 4%
Strongly oppose 2% 1% 1% 2% 3% 1%
Unsure 17% 8% 15% 10% 12% 14%
NET: Support 75% 84% 76% 82% 80% 82%
NET: Oppose 8% 8% 10% 8% 8% 5%
Base (n) 1,035 339 356 106 116 1,030
  • 75% of participants support the establishment of an independent federal corruption body to monitor the behaviour of our politicians and public servants – this is lower than Sep’18, when 82% supported of an independent body.

Corruption in industries and organisations

Aug 18, 2015

Q. For each of the following Australian industries and organisations, please indicate how affected by corruption you think they are:

  Widespread corruption Some corruption Very little corruption Don’t know
Government 39% 39% 10% 12%
Building and construction 34% 38% 11% 17%
Media 27% 44% 12% 16%
Finance sector (banks and insurance) 27% 42% 14% 17%
Mining 25% 43% 15% 18%
Law enforcement (police) 17% 49% 19% 15%
Health 10% 32% 38% 20%
Agriculture 7% 28% 41% 24%
Education 6% 29% 43% 21%
Science and technology 6% 22% 47% 24%

The most corrupt industries and organisations were thought to be Government (39% widespread corruption), building and construction (34%), media (27%), finance (27%) and mining (25%).

The least corrupt were thought to be science and technology (47% very little corruption), education (43%) and agriculture (41%).

Awareness of Craig Thomson Issue

Jun 4, 2012

Q. There have recently been allegations of corrupt behaviour by Craig Thomson, a Federal Labor politician. How much have you read or heard about this issue?

 

Total

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

A lot

29%

23%

39%

16%

Some

30%

35%

31%

32%

A little

28%

26%

24%

43%

Nothing

9%

13%

5%

8%

Don’t know

4%

3%

2%

1%

29% said they have heard or read a lot about the Craig Thomson issue and 30% have heard or read some.

Those who had read or heard most were men (66% a lot/some) and aged 45+ (71%).

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