Essential Report

Policies important to fostering equality

Jun 11, 2014

Q. Which areas of government policy are most important to fostering equality in Australia? (select 2)

 

Total

 

First

Second

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote Other

Access to affordable health care

60%

32%

28%

69%

53%

54%

60%

A minimum wage that covers the basics of life

45%

22%

23%

44%

49%

53%

46%

Well resourced public schools

28%

12%

16%

26%

30%

34%

35%

A strong social welfare system

24%

12%

12%

37%

13%

33%

19%

Policies that ensure strong economic growth like cutting company tax

20%

11%

9%

8%

38%

4%

17%

Taxes that redistribute wealth across generations e.g. inheritance tax

8%

4%

4%

10%

6%

10%

11%

Don’t know

7%

7%

7%

5%

7%

3%

7%

The most important areas of Government policy in fostering equality in Australia were access to affordable health care (60%) and a minimum wage that covers the basics of life (45%).

Labor voters were more likely to nominate a strong social welfare system (37%) while Liberal/National voters were more likely to favour policies that ensure strong economic growth like cutting company tax (38%).

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