Company tax cuts and wages

Feb 13, 2018

Q. Would you approve or disapprove of forcing businesses to pass on a certain proportion of their tax cuts as pay rises for their workers?

  Total   Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote other
Total approve 72%   79% 73% 72% 71%
Total disapprove 10%   6% 15% 3% 14%
Strongly approve 28%   38% 22% 30% 26%
Approve 44%   41% 51% 42% 45%
Disapprove 8%   5% 13% 2% 9%
Strongly disapprove 2%   1% 2% 1% 5%
Don’t know 18%   15% 12% 25% 15%

72% approve of forcing businesses to pass on a certain proportion of their tax cuts as pay rises for their workers and only 10% disapprove. There were only small differences across voter groups – and over 70% of each voter group approved.

74% of full-time workers and 71% of part-time workers approved.