Essential Report

Support for sending asylum seekers to Cambodia

Jan 28, 2015

Q.  The Government recently made an agreement to send asylum seekers arriving by boat in Australia to Cambodia in exchange for increased foreign aid. Do you support or oppose this agreement? 

 

 

Total

 

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote other

Total support

44%

36%

67%

10%

41%

Total oppose

32%

42%

12%

71%

37%

Strongly support

11%

8%

19%

2%

9%

Support

33%

28%

48%

8%

32%

Oppose

17%

21%

9%

28%

23%

Strongly oppose

15%

21%

3%

43%

14%

Don’t know

24%

21%

21%

19%

22%

44% support the Government’s agreement to send asylum seekers to Cambodia and 32% oppose.

Those most likely to support were Liberal/National voters (67%) and men (50%).

Those most likely to oppose were Greens voters (71%) and Labor voters (42%).

Resettling refugees in Cambodia

May 27, 2014

Q. Would you support or oppose an agreement with Cambodia to resettle refugees arriving in Australia by boat?

 

Total

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote other

Total support

37%

31%

46%

23%

46%

Total oppose

39%

47%

33%

49%

35%

Strongly support

11%

9%

16%

5%

14%

Support

26%

22%

30%

18%

32%

Oppose

18%

23%

17%

19%

13%

Strongly oppose

21%

24%

16%

30%

22%

Don’t know

24%

22%

21%

28%

18%

37% support an agreement with Cambodia to resettle refugees arriving in Australia by boat and 39% oppose.

49% of Greens voters and 47% of Labor voters oppose while 46% of Liberal/National voters support. There were no major differences across demographic groups.

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