Essential Report

Qantas

Dec 17, 2013

Q. Which of the following actions should the Federal Government take to help Qantas remain a competitive airline?

 

Total

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote other

Nationalise Qantas, i.e. the Government has full ownership and control

26%

27%

24%

24%

37%

Buy shares in Qantas

24%

26%

22%

17%

35%

Allow increased foreign ownership of Qantas

20%

19%

26%

12%

14%

Provide direct funding and subsidies

20%

29%

14%

10%

23%

None of them

13%

8%

16%

23%

10%

Don’t know

22%

21%

19%

36%

12%

The most preferred options for the Government to help Qantas remain a competitive airline involve some form of Government ownership. 26% support nationalising Qantas and 24% think the Government should buy shares in Qantas. 20% support allowing increased foreign ownership and 20% providing direct funding and subsidies.

Labor voters are a little more likely to support direct funding and subsidies (29%) while Liberal/National voters are more likely to support increased foreign ownership (26%).

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