Benefit from Privatisation

Nov 14, 2011

Q. Thinking about the privatisation of Government-owned organisations (such as Telstra, Commonwealth Bank, Qantas, power companies, etc) over recent years – who do you think has benefited most from those privatisations?

Total Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens
The Government 25% 18% 30% 18%
Private companies 59% 70% 54% 68%
The general public 6% 6% 8% 1%
Don’t know 10% 6% 8% 13%

59% think that private companies have benefited most from the privatisation of Government-owned organisations and 25% think the Government has benefited most. Only 6% think the general public has benefited most. Labor and Greens voters are more likely to think private companies have benefited most while Coalition voters are a little more likely to think Government has benefited most.

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