Approval of Budget Announcements

Apr 9, 2019

Q. Do you approve or disapprove of the following measures contained in the Budget?

  NET: Strongly / Somewhat approve NET: Strongly / Somewhat disapprove Strongly approve Somewhat approve Somewhat disapprove Strongly disapprove Unsure
Investing $100 billion in national infrastructure spending over the next ten years 76% 13% 30% 46% 9% 5% 11%
Delivering a tax rebate for workers earning up to $90,000 75% 15% 34% 41% 10% 5% 10%
Running a $7.1 billion Budget surplus in 2019-20 62% 20% 27% 35% 15% 5% 18%
Flattening tax rates from 2024, thereby cutting taxes for the highest income earners 42% 47% 14% 28% 19% 28% 12%
Putting $1.5 billion previously allocated to NDIS disability funding back into the general accounts 37% 50% 14% 23% 23% 27% 13%
  • The announcement to invest $100 billion in infrastructure projects was the most popular of those tested, with just over three-quarters (76%) approving. This was closely followed by 75% of voters approving of a tax rebate for workers earning up to $90,000.
  • More people disapproved than approved of the proposals to flatten tax rates (47% vs. 42%) and the re-allocation of NDIS funding (50% vs. 37%).