Federal Budget Expectations

Mar 26, 2019

Q. The Federal Budget will be announced on Tuesday 2nd April.

In general, do you expect the Federal Budget will be good or bad for the following?

  NET: Very Good / Good Neither good nor bad NET: Very bad / Bad Don’t know
People who are well off 58% 23% 9% 10%
Australian business 50% 26% 13% 10%
The economy overall 35% 33% 24% 9%
Australian families 31% 30% 30% 9%
Average working people 27% 32% 33% 9%
Younger Australians 26% 32% 31% 10%
Older Australians 25% 28% 38% 9%
People of lower incomes 24% 25% 42% 10%
You personally 19% 37% 34% 9%
  • Majority of people think the upcoming budget will be good or Very good for those who are well off (58%) and half think it will benefit Australian businesses (50%).
  • People on lower incomes (42%) and older Australians (38%) are most expected to be worse off following the announcement
  • Just 19% believe they will personally benefit from the budget, and 34% think it will be bad/very bad for them.