Changes to Racial Discrimination Act

Apr 1, 2014

Q. Do you approve or disapprove of the Government’s plan to change the Racial Discrimination Act so that it is no longer unlawful to “offend, insult or humiliate” someone because of their race or ethnicity? It will still be unlawful to  “intimidate or vilify” someone because of their race or ethnicity.

 

 

Total

 

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote other

Total approve

38%

30%

56%

16%

38%

Total disapprove

44%

53%

25%

81%

46%

Strongly approve

13%

8%

21%

4%

14%

Approve

25%

22%

35%

12%

24%

Disapprove

18%

17%

14%

25%

26%

Strongly disapprove

26%

36%

11%

56%

20%

Don’t know

18%

17%

19%

3%

16%

38% approve the Government’s proposed changes to the Racial Discrimination Act and 44% disapprove.

A majority of Labor voters (53%) and Greens voters (81%) disapprove while 56% of Liberal/National voters approve.

Men approve 43% to 40% while women disapprove 47% to 34%. 51% of those with university education disapprove.

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