Industrial laws

Aug 8, 2017

Q. Do you think Australia’s industrial relations and work laws favour the interests of employers or employees or do they balance the interests of both?

  Total   Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote other   Work full time Work part time
Favour employers 39%   49% 26% 44% 51%   40% 33%
Favour employees 12%   10% 17% 5% 10%   14% 14%
Balance interests of both employers and employees 29%   27% 38% 21% 21%   30% 29%
Don’t know 21%   14% 19% 30% 18%   17% 24%

39% believe that Australia’s industrial relations and work laws favour the interests of employers, 12% think they favour employees and 29% think they balance the interests of both.

Labor (49%) and Greens (44%) voters were more likely to think they favour employers while Liberal/National voters were more likely to think they were balanced (38%).

49% of those earning $600-$1,000 pw thought they favoured employers.

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