Political donations

Dec 19, 2017

Q. Would you support or oppose introducing the following requirement concerning political donation?

  Total support Total oppose   Strongly support Support Oppose Strongly oppose Don’t know Total support (Jun 2017) Total oppose (Jun 2017)
Political donations to be reported immediately by political parties, compared to annual reports at the moment 84% 6% 46% 38% 5% 1% 11% 78% 5%
All politicians to publicly disclose meetings with representatives of companies, donors or unions 82% 5% 44% 38% 4% 1% 12% 79% 6%
A ban on foreign donations 67% 16% 42% 25% 12% 4% 16% 64% 15%
A cap on donations of $5000 59% 20% 27% 32% 16% 4% 22% 61% 15%
A ban on political donations by companies and unions 58% 22% 27% 31% 18% 4% 21% 60% 16%
All donations banned and all political party spending to be taxpayer funded 30% 50%   13% 17% 23% 27% 21% 30% 46%

 

 


 

 

Support by party preference Total support   Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote other
Political donations to be reported immediately by political parties, compared to annual reports at the moment 84% 87% 86% 89% 89%
All politicians to publicly disclose meetings with representatives of companies, donors or unions 82% 83% 89% 83% 86%
A ban on foreign donations 67% 66% 74% 68% 75%
A cap on donations of $5000 59% 63% 60% 58% 65%
A ban on political donations by companies and unions 58% 53% 63% 64% 65%
All donations banned and all political party spending to be taxpayer funded 30%   36% 29% 30% 25%

 

 

There was majority support for all listed reforms except taxpayer funding for political parties (30% support/50% oppose).

There was particularly strong support for immediate reporting of donations (84%, up 6% from June) and public disclosure of meetings (82%, up 3%).

There were few major differences by party preference.

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