Concern about Liberals Bringing Back WorkChoices

Sep 3, 2012

Q. If the Liberals won the election and reintroduced WorkChoices or similar laws, how concerned would you be?  

 

31 May 10

12 July 10

21 Nov 11

23 Jul 12

Total

3 Sept 12

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Work full time

Work part time

Very concerned

28%

29%

26%

30%

27%

51%

6%

39%

24%

32%

Quite concerned

17%

19%

15%

16%

15%

20%

12%

21%

18%

12%

A little concerned

20%

16%

20%

15%

19%

16%

23%

16%

20%

24%

Not concerned

24%

25%

27%

26%

26%

5%

50%

4%

29%

19%

Don’t know

11%

11%

11%

14%

13%

8%

8%

20%

9%

12%

Respondents were also a little less concerned about the re-introduction of WorkChoices than in July. 42% (down 4%) would be quite or very concerned if WorkChoices or similar laws were re-introduced and 45% (up 4%) were only a little or not concerned.

71% of Labor voters and 60% of Greens voters would be concerned. 73% of Liberal/National voters would be a little/not concerned and 18% concerned.  42% of full-time workers and 44% of part-time workers said they would be very/quite concerned.

49% of those aged 45-64 said they would be very/quite concerned.