Climate change policies

May 27, 2013

Q. If they win the election the Liberal Party plans to dump the carbon tax and replace it with what they call a “direct action” plan which involves planting trees and paying companies to reduce their carbon pollution. Which approach to climate change would you favour?

 

Total

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

The Government’s tax on the largest polluting companies to encourage them to reduce carbon pollution

39%

67%

20%

63%

The Liberal’s policy to plant trees and pay companies to reduce carbon pollution

29%

9%

49%

15%

Neither

18%

11%

23%

14%

Don’t know

14%

13%

8%

8%

39% favour the Government’s policy on addressing climate change and 29% favour the Liberal Party’s “direct action” plan. 18% do not support either approach.

The Government’s approach had strongest support from Labor voters (67%), Greens voters (63%) and people aged under 35 (44%).

The Liberal Party’s plan had strongest support from Liberal/National voters (49%) and people aged 65+ (45%).

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