Essential Report

View of tax system

Dec 1, 2015

Q. Which of the following statements comes closest to your overall view of the Federal tax system in Australia?

Total

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote other

Income less than $600 pw

Income $600 – $1,000 pw

Income $1,000 – $1,600 pw

Income $1,600+ pw

On the whole, the Federal tax system works pretty well and the Government should make only minor changes to make it work better

39%

38%

46%

34%

35%

36%

33%

38%

44%

There is so much wrong with the Federal tax system that the Government should completely change it

41%

43%

40%

45%

57%

40%

46%

46%

38%

Don’t know

20%

19%

14%

21%

9%

24%

20%

16%

18%

41% think that the tax system needs complete change and 39% think it only needs minor change. Those more likely to think it needs complete change were men (48%) and aged 65+ (56%).

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