Q. Which political party do you think best represents the interests of –
|Families with young children||34%||31%||5%||29%|
|Working people on average incomes||40%||32%||5%||23%|
|Working people on low incomes||43%||27%||6%||24%|
|Working people on high incomes||13%||63%||2%||22%|
|People on welfare||38%||23%||8%||30%|
|Small businesses and self-employed||20%||47%||4%||29%|
|The next generation of Australians||19%||31%||17%||33%|
|Rural and regional Australians||18%||34%||11%||36%|
The Labor Party is considered the party which best represents the interests of working people on low and average incomes, people on welfare and pensioners. The Liberal Party is considered best at representing the interests of people on high incomes, big business, small business and self-employed, rural and regional Australians and the next generation. The Greens’ main strengths are in representing the next generation, indigenous people and ethnic communities.
There was little difference between the major parties in terms of representing the interests of families with young children, students, indigenous people and ethnic communities.
Q. Thinking about immigration, should the Government provide incentives for new migrants to settle in specific regions of Australia which need and can cope with higher populations?
|Should provide incentives to settle in specific regions||55%|
|Should not provide incentives to settle in specific regions||30%|
55% agreed that the Government should provide incentives for new migrants to settle in specific regions of Australia which need and can cope with higher populations and 30% disagreed.
Those most likely to agree were Greens voters (74%), Labor voters (62%) and high income earners (60% of incomes over $1,600 per week).
Liberal/National voters split 54% should/36% should not. Comments »
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