Subsidies for nannies

May 5, 2015

Q. Do you approve or disapprove of the Federal Governments plan to subsidise nannies for families who cannot access mainstream childcare services.

  Total   Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote other   Men Women Aged 18-34 Aged 35-54 Aged 55+
Total approve 43% 42% 52% 37% 37% 39% 47% 47% 46% 35%
Total disapprove 31% 34% 29% 33% 38% 37% 25% 24% 28% 44%
Strongly approve 7% 8% 8% 11% 4% 7% 8% 10% 8% 4%
Approve 36% 34% 44% 26% 33% 32% 39% 37% 38% 31%
Disapprove 18% 18% 19% 16% 21% 21% 15% 14% 16% 26%
Strongly disapprove 13% 16% 10% 17% 17% 16% 10% 10% 12% 18%
Don’t know 26% 23% 20% 30% 24% 24% 28% 30% 26% 21%

43% approve of respondents the Federal Governments plan to subsidise nannies for families who cannot access mainstream childcare services and 31% disapprove.

Approval was highest for Liberal/National voters (52%), women (47%) and aged 18-34 (47%). Those aged 55+ were the only group more likely to disapprove (35% approve/44% disapprove).

Subsidies to Holden

Dec 17, 2013

Q. Would you approve or disapprove of the Government increasing subsidies to Holden to keep them in Australia?

 

Total

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote other

Total approve

45%

 

60%

35%

30%

41%

Total disapprove

42%

 

26%

57%

59%

46%

Strongly approve

15%

 

21%

11%

8%

15%

Approve

30%

39%

24%

22%

26%

Disapprove

25%

16%

30%

38%

35%

Strongly disapprove

17%

10%

27%

21%

11%

Don’t know

12%

14%

8%

12%

14%

45% would approve of increasing subsidies to Holden to keep them in Australia while 42% disapprove.

A majority of Labor voters approve (60%) and a majority of Liberal/National voters disapprove (57%).

Means Testing Government Subsidies and Benefits

Apr 10, 2012

Q. Do you think the Government subsidies and benefits (such as health insurance rebates, childcare rebates, age pensions) should be means tested (that is, reduced or not paid to people on higher incomes) or should people receive the same subsidies and benefits from the Government regardless of their income?

 

Total

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Subsidies and benefits should be means tested

68%

79%

63%

74%

People should receive the same subsidies and benefits regardless of income

24%

16%

30%

18%

Don’t know

8%

5%

7%

8%

68% agree that Government subsidies and benefits should be means tested and 24% think people should receive the same subsidies and benefits regardless of income.

Means testing was supported by 77% of respondents aged 45+ and 60% of those aged under 45. 76% of those earning less than $600pw supported means testing compared to 65% of those earning $1,600+.

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