Lockout Law – NSW only

Sep 17, 2019

Q. NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian has announced her government is looked at relaxing or repealing the lockout laws in the Sydney CBD. The current laws mean that people must be in venues before 1.30am and last drinks are served at 3am.

Do you support or oppose relaxing the lockout laws in the Sydney CBD?

  Total Gender Age
Male Female 18-34 35-54 55+
Strongly support 25% 24% 26% 30% 24% 22%
Somewhat support 33% 39% 27% 37% 29% 32%
Somewhat oppose 13% 9% 16% 11% 16% 12%
Strongly oppose 17% 18% 16% 6% 18% 25%
Unsure 12% 10% 15% 16% 13% 9%
NET: Support 58% 63% 53% 67% 53% 54%
NET: Oppose 30% 28% 32% 18% 34% 37%
Base 352 178 174 98 135 119

 

  Total Federal Voting Intention Location
Labor Coalition Greens Independent / Other Capital City Non-Capital City
Strongly support 25% 26% 25% 36% 26% 25% 24%
Somewhat support 33% 30% 34% 32% 37% 33% 32%
Somewhat oppose 13% 13% 13% 11% 14% 12% 14%
Strongly oppose 17% 17% 21% 11% 17% 16% 19%
Unsure 12% 13% 6% 10% 6% 13% 10%
NET: Support 58% 57% 60% 68% 63% 58% 56%
NET: Oppose 30% 30% 34% 22% 31% 28% 33%
Base 352 97 120 35 60 226 126
  • Three-fifths of participants in New South Wales (58%) support relaxing the lockout laws in the Sydney CBD; with more support from those in paid employment (68%).

Impact of Government policies

Sep 3, 2019

Q. Over the next three years, do you think the policies of the current Government will…

  Total Gender Age
Male Female 18-34 35-54 55+
Make a large positive difference to Australia 12% 14% 11% 15% 11% 11%
Make a modest positive difference to Australia 28% 32% 26% 24% 27% 33%
Make neither a positive nor negative difference to Australia 25% 21% 29% 29% 26% 21%
Make a modest negative difference to Australia 12% 14% 11% 12% 11% 14%
Make a large negative difference to Australia 10% 12% 9% 5% 11% 14%
Unsure 11% 8% 15% 15% 13% 7%
NET: Positive difference to Australia 41% 45% 36% 39% 28% 44%
NET: Negative difference to Australia 23% 26% 20% 17% 22% 28%
Base (n) 1,075 527 548 328 373 374

 

  Total Federal Voting Intention (Lower House)
Labor NET: Coalition Greens Independent / Other
Make a large positive difference to Australia 12% 9% 20% 2% 6%
Make a modest positive difference to Australia 28% 18% 48% 22% 15%
Make neither a positive nor negative difference to Australia 25% 29% 18% 29% 33%
Make a modest negative difference to Australia 12% 20% 5% 17% 13%
Make a large negative difference to Australia 10% 14% 2% 21% 21%
Unsure 11% 11% 5% 9% 13%
NET: Positive difference to Australia 41% 27% 69% 25% 21%
NET: Negative difference to Australia 23% 33% 8% 38% 34%
Base (n) 1,075 336 381 100 137
  • Overall, 41% of people believe the policies of the current Government will make a positive difference to Australia. Of these, 12% expect there to be a large positive difference, and 28% expect a moderate positive difference.
  • Just under a quarter (23%) expect the policies to make a negative difference to Australia.
  • Coalition voters (69%) and men (45%) were most likely to expect the Government’s policies to make a positive difference to Australia.
  • Those intending to vote Labor (33%), Green (38%) and Other (34%) were all more likely to say the policies of the next three years would make a negative difference to Australia.

Following Federal politics

Sep 3, 2019

Q. Which of the following statements best describes your following of Federal politics?

  Total Gender Age
Male Female 18-34 35-54 55+
I follow it closely 15% 22% 9% 14% 14% 17%
I follow it enough to know what’s happening 38% 41% 35% 27% 34% 51%
I follow it when something big is happening 23% 21% 25% 26% 27% 18%
I only pay attention when there’s an election 8% 6% 11% 11% 10% 5%
I have no interest in politics 15% 11% 20% 22% 16% 9%
Base (n) 1,075 527 548 328 373 374

 

  Total Federal Voting Intention (Lower House)
Labor NET: Coalition Greens Independent / Other
I follow it closely 15% 17% 18% 14% 12%
I follow it enough to know what’s happening 38% 35% 50% 37% 37%
I follow it when something big is happening 23% 26% 21% 28% 18%
I only pay attention when there’s an election 8% 12% 5% 10% 9%
I have no interest in politics 15% 20% 6% 11% 23%
Base (n) 1,075 336 381 100 137
  • Just 15% of people say they closely follow Federal politics, and the same proportion say they have no interest in politics.
  • Those most likely to say they closely follow Federal politics are men (22%), those aged over 55 (17%) and Coalition voters (18%).
  • Those most likely to say they have no interest in politics are women (20%), younger people aged 18-34 (22%), Labor voters (20%) and those who intend to vote for an independent candidate or other party (23%).

Interest in Politics and other topics

Sep 3, 2019

Q. How much interest do you have in each of the following?

  A lot of interest Some interest A little interest Not much interest No interest at all
Federal politics 19% 30% 22% 14% 14%
International relations 16% 33% 28% 12% 12%
State politics 15% 32% 27% 13% 14%
Local politics 12% 32% 27% 13% 15%
The football finals (AFL or NRL) 26% 18% 15% 12% 29%
The Ashes 18% 17% 16% 12% 36%
The Block 9% 13% 14% 15% 49%
The Bachelor 7% 10% 12% 13% 59%
  • Almost one fifth of participants (19%) say they have a lot of interest in Federal politics. This is lower than the 26% of people who have a lot of interest in the upcoming football finals.
  • Sporting events are polarising, as they generate both a high amount of interest (26% for football and 18% for The Ashes) or no interest at all (29% and 36%).
  • TV shows do not generate much interest, with just 9% having a lot of interest in The Block, and 7% in the Bachelor.

A lot of interest

  Total Gender Age
Male Female 18-34 35-54 55+
Federal politics 19% 24% 14% 13% 15% 29%
International relations 16% 21% 11% 13% 16% 18%
State politics 15% 21% 10% 10% 13% 22%
Local politics 12% 15% 9% 11% 11% 14%
The football finals

(AFL or NRL)

26% 32% 20% 22% 25% 30%
The Ashes 18% 27% 10% 17% 16% 21%
The Block 9% 8% 10% 11% 11% 6%
The Bachelor 7% 6% 7% 12% 8% 1%

 

  Total Federal Voting Intention (Lower House)
Labor NET: Coalition Greens Independent / Other
Federal politics 19% 20% 26% 16% 15%
International relations 16% 15% 19% 16% 17%
State politics 15% 18% 19% 12% 11%
Local politics 12% 13% 14% 12% 11%
The football finals

(AFL or NRL)

26% 31% 28% 16% 27%
The Ashes 18% 19% 24% 13% 15%
The Block 9% 11% 9% 10% 8%
The Bachelor 7% 8% 7% 6% 2%
  •  Men are more likely than women to say they have a lot of interest in all levels of politics and sporting events.
  • Older respondents (aged over 55) are more likely than those aged 18-34 to say they have a lot of interest in Federal and State politics (29% to 13%, and 22% to 10% respectively), but less likely to have interest in TV shows.

No interest at all

  Total Gender Age
Male Female 18-34 35-54 55+
Federal politics 14% 10% 18% 21% 16% 7%
International relations 12% 7% 16% 15% 14% 7%
State politics 14% 11% 17% 21% 15% 8%
Local politics 15% 12% 18% 22% 15% 9%
The football finals

(AFL or NRL)

29% 21% 35% 27% 28% 31%
The Ashes 36% 25% 47% 37% 38% 34%
The Block 49% 53% 45% 34% 48% 63%
The Bachelor 59% 61% 57% 37% 58% 79%

  

  Total Federal Voting Intention (Lower House)
Labor NET: Coalition Greens Independent / Other
Federal politics 14% 11% 8% 14% 23%
International relations 12% 10% 6% 8% 19%
State politics 14% 10% 8% 11% 22%
Local politics 15% 13% 8% 12% 21%
The football finals

(AFL or NRL)

29% 25% 21% 41% 38%
The Ashes 36% 34% 26% 44% 47%
The Block 49% 47% 47% 49% 59%
The Bachelor 59% 58% 57% 56% 72%

Migrant status

Sep 3, 2019

Q. Which of the following best describes you?

  Total Gender Age
Male Female 18-34 35-54 55+
I am a migrant to Australia 24% 23% 26% 26% 22% 25%
My parents migrated to Australia 15% 14% 15% 15% 16% 13%
My grandparents migrated to Australia 11% 12% 10% 14% 11% 9%
My family has been in Australian more than three generations 46% 46% 46% 41% 46% 51%
I am an Indigenous Australian 4% 4% 3% 5% 4% 2%
Base (n) 1,075 527 548 328 373 374

Racism statements

Sep 3, 2019

Q. To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statements about racism in Australia? NET: Agree (Strongly/Somewhat Agree)

  Total I am a migrant to Australia My parents migrated to Australia My grandparents migrated to Australia My family has been in Australian more than three generations I am an Indigenous Australian
People are scared to say what they really think because they don’t want to be labelled as racist 62% 58% 63% 59% 64% 70%
I think Australia is less racist than it has been in the past 50% 48% 48% 43% 54% 41%
Australia is a racist country 36% 33% 40% 38% 35% 43%
A member of my family has experience racism or racial discrimination 29% 37% 42% 28% 20% 37%
I have personally experienced racism or racial discrimination 27% 36% 38% 23% 19% 44%
I feel torn between my identity with Australia and another culture 18% 30% 19% 15% 11% 30%
Base (n) 1,075 260 155 120 499 41
  • Over a third of Australians who are first or second generation immigrants agree that they have personally experienced racism or racial discrimination in Australia (36% and 38%).
  • Almost two-thirds of Australians (62%) agree with the statement ‘ People are scared to say what they really think because they don’t want to be labelled as racist’.

Performance of Scott Morrison

Aug 19, 2019

Q. Do you approve or disapprove of the job Scott Morrison is doing as Prime Minister?

Aug’19 Jul’19 Jun’19 Mar’19
NET: Approve 48% 48% 48% 43%
NET: Disapprove 37% 34% 36% 39%
Don’t know 16% 18% 18% 18%
Base (n) 1,096 1,091 1,099 1,090

By voting intention

TOTAL Labor Coalition Greens NET: Other
Strongly approve 12% 3% 27% 5% 8%
Approve 36% 28% 57% 16% 23%
Disapprove 22% 31% 9% 27% 37%
Strong disapprove 15% 26% 2% 34% 17%
Don’t know 16% 13% 5% 18% 15%
NET: Approve 48% 30% 84% 22% 32%
NET: Disapprove 37% 57% 11% 60% 54%
Base (n) 1,096 369 377 110 143
  • Just under half of Australians (48%) approve of the job Scott Morrison is doing as PM. This is consistent with the results last month and in Jun’19 (both 48%) and 5pts higher than before the start of the election campaign in March (43%).
  • Morrison retains his high approval among Coalition voters (84%). Approval was also high among participants over 55 years old (53%) and those in marriages or de facto relationships (54%).

Performance of Anthony Albanese

Aug 19, 2019

Q. Do you approve or disapprove of the job Anthony Albanese is doing as Opposition Leader?

Aug’19 Jul’19 Jun’19 Mar’19

(Shorten)

NET: Approve 38% 39% 35% 38%
NET: Disapprove 29% 24% 25% 44%
Don’t know 33% 37% 39% 18%
Base (n) 1,096 1,091 1,099 1,090

By voting intention

TOTAL Labor Coalition Greens NET: Other
Strongly approve 6% 13% 3% 4% 2%
Approve 32% 48% 29% 28% 18%
Disapprove 20% 10% 27% 20% 35%
Strong disapprove 9% 3% 13% 6% 18%
Don’t know 33% 26% 28% 42% 27%
NET: Approve 38% 61% 32% 32% 20%
NET: Disapprove 29% 13% 40% 26% 53%
Base (n) 1,096 369 377 110 143
  • Approval for Anthony Albanese remains steady in August at 38% but a high proportion of participants continue to be unsure about Albanese’s performance with 33% saying don’t know (down 4pts from June). This uncertainty is also evident among Labor supporters, with 26% still selecting Don’t know.
  • Those in the high-income band (46%), in paid employment (43%) or with a university education (44%) had the highest approval levels.
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