Corruption

Sep 25, 2018

Q. For each of the following Australian industries and organisations, please indicate how affected by corruption you think they are:

  Widespread corruption Some corruption Very little corruption Don’t know   Apr 2016 Widespread corruption
Building industry 23% 47% 16% 14%   36%
Unions 29% 41% 17% 13%   35%
Banking and finance sector 36% 41% 14% 10%   25%
Politics 45% 37% 9% 8%   40%
Large corporations 26% 51% 12% 11%   34%
Law enforcement (police) 9% 42% 39% 11%  
The media 21% 47% 21% 11%  

 

45% think there is widespread corruption in politics and 36% think there is widespread corruption in the banking and finance sector.

50% of Liberal/National voters think there is widespread corruption in unions compared to only 15% of Labor voters.

49% of Labor voters think there is widespread corruption in politics compared to 31% of LNP voters.

Main changes since this question was asked in April 2016 were for banking and finance (up 11%), the building industry (down 13%) and large corporations (down 8%).

Federal ICAC

Sep 25, 2018

Would you support or oppose the establishment of an independent federal corruption body to monitor the behaviour of our politicians and public servants?

  Total   Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote Other
Total support 82%   82% 87% 85% 88%
Total oppose 5%   5% 6% 7% 3%
Strongly support 46%   50% 41% 53% 54%
Support 36%   32% 46% 32% 34%
Oppose 4%   4% 5% 5% 2%
Strongly oppose 1%   1% 1% 2% 1%
Don’t know 14%   14% 7% 7% 9%

 

82% support the establishment of an independent federal corruption body and only 5% oppose.

More than 80% of all party voter groups support.

Gender equality

Sep 25, 2018

Q. Do you agree or disagree with the following statements?

  Total  agree Total dis-agree   Strong-ly agree Agree Dis-agree Strong-ly dis-agree Don’t know   Men agree Women agree   Mar 2016 agree
Gender equality, meaning that men and women are equal, has come far enough already 47% 44% 16% 31% 32% 12% 9% 54% 39% 38%
Gender equality has already been mostly achieved 47% 46% 13% 34% 35% 11% 7% 56% 38% 41%
Work to achieve gender equality today benefits mostly well-to-do people 45% 36% 14% 31% 27% 9% 19% 49% 41% 39%
There should be laws that require equal salaries for men and women in the same position 78% 14% 39% 39% 10% 4% 8% 72% 84% 78%
Although there has been significant progress on gender equality there is still a long way to go 66% 25% 23% 43% 18% 7% 10% 60% 71%   71%

 

There was very strong agreement with the statements “there should be laws that require equal salaries for men and women in the same position” (78%) and “Although there has been significant progress on gender equality there is still a long way to go” (66%).

More than half of the men agree that gender equality has mostly been achieved and that gender equality . . .  has come far enough  but more than half of women disagree.

Representing interests of groups

Sep 25, 2018

Q. Which of the major parties would be best at representing the interests of the following groups?

  Liberal Labor No difference Don’t know
Women 15% 25% 43% 18%
Young people 14% 26% 43% 17%
People from non English speaking background 12% 26% 43% 20%
Older people 21% 24% 37% 18%
Men 22% 17% 43% 17%
Indigenous people 10% 24% 46% 20%
LGBTi 10% 23% 39% 28%
Young families 14% 28% 38% 19%
All Australians 19% 23% 41% 17%

 

Around 2 in 5 think there is no difference between the major parties in terms of whose interests they represent.

The Labor Party is thought to best represent the interests of all groups listed except for men (22% Liberal/17% Labor).

The largest gaps between the parties are for representing the interests of people from non-English speaking backgrounds (Labor 26%/Liberal 12%), indigenous people (Labor 24%/Liberal 10%) and young families (Labor 28%/Liberal 14%).

Religious freedoms

Sep 25, 2018

Q. Would you support or oppose a new law enshrining religious freedoms?

  Total   Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote Other
Total support 37%   34% 48% 37% 34%
Total oppose 26%   26% 22% 26% 43%
Strongly support 13%   9% 18% 10% 18%
Support 24%   25% 30% 27% 16%
Oppose 15%   16% 13% 12% 22%
Strongly oppose 11%   10% 9% 14% 21%
Don’t know 37%   39% 30% 37% 23%

 

37% support a new law enshrining religious freedoms and 26% oppose. 37% don’t know.

Strongest support came from LNP voters (48%).

Other party voters were more likely to be opposed (43%).

Federal voting intention

Sep 11, 2018

Q. If a Federal Election was held today to which party will you probably give your first preference vote? If not sure, which party are you currently leaning toward? If don’t know – Well which party are you currently leaning to?

  Total   2 weeks ago

28/8/18

4 weeks ago 14/8/18   Election  2 Jul 16
Liberal 32%   32% 36%    
National 3%   3% 3%    
Total Liberal/National 36%   35% 39%   42.0%
Labor 37%   39% 37%   34.7%
Greens 10%   10% 10%   10.2%
Nick Xenophon Team 2%   2% 1%    
Pauline Hanson’s One Nation 8%   7% 6%    
Other/Independent 7%   7% 7%   13.1%
2 party preferred            
Liberal National 46%   45% 48%   50.4%
Labor 54%   55% 52%   49.6%

 

  1. Respondents who select ‘don’t know’ are not included in the results. The two-party preferred estimate is calculated by distributing the votes of the other parties according to their preferences at the 2016 election.

Scott Morrison

Sep 11, 2018

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

  Total   Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote Other   Turnbull Aug 2018
Total approve 37%   23% 63% 20% 35%   42%
Total disapprove 31%   44% 15% 51% 35%   42%
Strongly approve 9%   5% 17% 3% 7%   9%
Approve 28%   18% 46% 17% 28%   33%
Disapprove 17%   22% 10% 24% 19%   23%
Strongly disapprove 14%   22% 5% 27% 16%   19%
Don’t know 33%   33% 21% 30% 30%   16%

37% approved of the job Scott Morrison is doing as Prime Minister (down 5% from Malcolm Turnbull figures last month), and 31% disapproved (down 11%) – a change in net approval rating from 0 to +6. 33% could not give an opinion.

63% (down 20%) of Liberal/National voters approved of the job Scott Morrison is doing, compared to 23% of ALP voters, 20% of Greens and 35% of other voters.

By gender, men were 42% approve/31% disapprove and women 31% approve/29% disapprove.

Bill Shorten

Sep 11, 2018

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

  Total   Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote other   Aug 2018 Jul 2018 Jun 2018 Mar 2018 Dec 2017 Sep 2017 June 2017 Mar 2017
Total Approve 35% 64% 17% 50% 21%   34% 31% 33% 37% 36% 36% 34% 30%
Total Disapprove 43% 17% 70% 31% 67%   44% 47% 46% 44% 45% 47% 43% 49%
Strongly approve 8% 18% 3% 6% 2% 7% 5% 6% 8% 7% 7% 5% 4%
Approve 27% 46% 14% 44% 19% 27% 26% 27% 29% 29% 29% 29% 26%
Disapprove 21% 15% 28% 24% 25% 22% 25% 23% 23% 23% 25% 28% 26%
Strongly disapprove 22% 2% 42% 7% 42% 22% 22% 23% 21% 22% 22% 15% 23%
Don’t know 22%   19% 13% 19% 12%   22% 21% 21% 19% 19% 17% 23% 22%

35% approved of the job Bill Shorten is doing as Opposition Leader (up 1% from last month), and 43% disapproved (down 1%) – a change in net approval rating from -10 to -8.

64% (down 1%) of ALP voters approved of the job Bill Shorten is doing, compared to 50% of Greens voters and 17% of Liberal/National voters.

By gender, men were 38% approve/47% disapprove and women 30% approve/40% disapprove.