Essential Report

Disaster Relief Fund

Feb 14, 2011

Q. Do you think the Government should set up a permanent disaster relief fund or do you think it is better for the Government to respond to disasters as they occur?

Total Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens
Set up permanent disaster fund 63% 64% 65% 67%
Respond as disasters occur 29% 29% 31% 28%
Don’t know 7% 7% 4% 4%

63% believe the Government should set up a permanent disaster relief fund and 29% think it is better for the Government to respond to disasters as they occur.

Opinions are similar across voting intention groups.  Older respondents are more likely to support a permanent disaster fund (74% of aged 55+ support). 68% of Queenslanders also support a permanent fund.

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