Essential Report

Views on Liberal/National Policies

May 7, 2019

Q. Here are some policies proposed by the Liberal-National Coalition. To what extent do you oppose or support each? NET: Strongly/Somewhat support

  Total Vote Labor Vote Liberal / National Vote Greens NET: Vote Other
Break up energy companies who are found to be charging too much 72% 66% 76% 72% 78%
Establish a new $461 million package to support mental health for young people 68% 68% 69% 73% 66%
Investment of $100 million into new infrastructure around Australia 67% 61% 79% 53% 69%
Reduce the marginal tax rate on all incomes above $45,000 to 30%, from July 1st, 2024 50% 41% 62% 40% 54%
Investigate building a new coal-fired power plant in Queensland 32% 23% 48% 10% 37%
Change legislation so doctors have less of a say in the treatment of asylum seekers 28% 17% 42% 9% 38%
  • The Liberal/National policy to ‘Break up energy companies who are found to be charging too much’ was the most supported of the Liberal/National policies, with 72% of all Australians supporting this. ‘Establish a new $461 million package to support mental health for young people’ and ‘Investment of $100 million into new infrastructure around Australia’ also received support from over half of the population.
  • Among their own voters, the most favoured policy was ‘Investment of $100 million into new infrastructure around Australia’, for which 79% of Liberal/National voters supported.
  • There was more opposition than support for the policies to ‘Investigate building a new coal-fired power plant in Queensland’ (32% support, 34% oppose) and ‘Change legislation so doctors have less of a say in the treatment of asylum seekers’ (28% support, 34% oppose).

Less than half of Liberal/National voters supported the policies to ‘Investigate building a new coal-fired power plant in Queensland’ (48% support) and ‘Change legislation so doctors have less of a say in the treatment of asylum seekers’ (42% support).

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