Better or Worse for Aboriginal People – Tent Embassy

Feb 6, 2012

Q. Since the aboriginal tent embassy was established near Parliament House 40 years ago, have things got better or worse for Aboriginal people in Australia or have things stayed much the same?

Total Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens
Total better 53% 59% 53% 60%
Total worse/same 31% 28% 33% 30%
A lot better 25% 29% 28% 9%
A little better 28% 30% 25% 51%
A little worse 5% 4% 5% 12%
A lot worse 3% 3% 4% 2%
Stayed much the same 23% 21% 24% 16%
Don’t know 17% 13% 15% 9%

25% think that since the Aboriginal tent embassy was established near Parliament House 40 years ago, things got a lot better for Aboriginal people in Australia, 28% think things have got a little better and 31% worse or stayed the same

Greens voters are more likely to think things have only got a little better (51%). Older respondents were more likely to think things were the same or had got worse (40% of aged 55+).

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