Family Payments

May 23, 2011

Q. The Federal Budget has frozen the income levels above which parents become ineligible for family payments. Do you approve or disapprove of this decision?

Total Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens
Total approve 52% 65% 47% 56%
Total disapprove 28% 18% 38% 22%
Strongly approve 17% 25% 12% 24%
Approve 35% 40% 35% 32%
Disapprove 20% 13% 25% 19%
Strongly disapprove 8% 5% 13% 3%
Don’t know 20% 17% 14% 22%

52% of respondents approve of freezing the income levels above which parents become ineligible for family payments and 28% oppose.

65% Labor and 56% of Greens voters approve – and Liberal/National voters are more likely to approve than disapprove (47%/38%).

Respondents with dependent children approve 47%/37% and households earning over $150,000 approve 48%/37%.