Awareness of Newstart

Jun 5, 2018

Q. As for as you know how much is the weekly NewStart, which is the benefit paid to people who are out of work?

  Total   Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote other
Less than $250 per week 23% 25% 21% 28% 24%
Between $250 and $300 per week 27% 32% 23% 30% 28%
Between $300 and $400 per week 10% 11% 11% 12% 10%
More than $400 per week 4% 3% 4% 3% 3%
Don’t know 36% 28% 41% 27% 34%

50% think that the weekly Newstart benefit is less than $300. Only 14% think it is more than $300. There were not substantial differences between voter and demographic groups, although Liberal National voters were more likely to say “don’t know” (41%).

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