Benefit from mining exports

Oct 14, 2014

Q. How much do the following groups benefit from Australian mining exports? 

 

Benefit a lot

Some benefit

A little benefit

No benefit

Don’t know

Mining company executives

67%

14%

5%

1%

12%

Mining company shareholders

40%

37%

10%

1%

12%

Foreign companies

37%

32%

11%

1%

18%

Federal government

27%

39%

18%

2%

14%

State governments

22%

40%

21%

2%

15%

Regional communities

8%

27%

35%

15%

16%

All Australians

4%

25%

41%

16%

15%

Poor people in the countries we export to

3%

11%

24%

43%

20%

Respondents believed those who benefit most from Australian mining exports are mining company executives (67% benefit a lot), mining company shareholders (40%) and foreign companies (37%).

Those that benefit least are poor people in the countries we export to (67% little/no benefit), all Australians (57%) and regional communities (50%).

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