Essential Report

Development of northern Australia

Feb 18, 2013

Q. The Liberal Party was reported to be considering a plan to increase the population of the northern regions of Australia by relocating public service jobs, increasing industry and food production and funding new projects in the north. Do you approve or disapprove of this idea?

 

Total

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Total approve

56%

46%

73%

42%

Total disapprove

22%

32%

12%

38%

Strongly approve

16%

10%

24%

7%

Approve

40%

36%

49%

35%

Disapprove

15%

19%

10%

27%

Strongly disapprove

7%

13%

2%

11%

Don’t know

21%

23%

15%

20%

56% said they approved on a plan to increase the population of the northern regions of Australia by relocating public service jobs, increasing industry and food production and funding new projects in the north and 22% disapproved.

73% of Liberal/National voters approved compared to 46% of Labor voters and 42% of Greens voters.

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