Impact of repeal of carbon tax

Jul 29, 2014

Q. As a result of the repeal of the carbon tax, do you expect your electricity bill to change in any of the following ways? 

 

Total

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote other

Total decrease

33%

27%

46%

21%

24%

Total increase

16%

20%

10%

23%

13%

Decrease a lot

5%

6%

5%

6%

Decrease a little

28%

21%

41%

21%

18%

Stay much the same

43%

46%

39%

48%

52%

Increase a little

10%

11%

8%

20%

6%

Increase a lot

6%

9%

2%

3%

7%

Don’t know

9%

7%

5%

8%

10%

43% expect their electricity bill to stay much the same after the repeal of the carbon tax, 33% expect it to decrease (5% a lot, 28% a little) and 16% expect it to increase.

Those most likely to think it will decrease were Liberal/National voters (46%), aged 55+ (42%) and incomes over $1,600pw (38%).