Liberal Party and WorkChoices

May 20, 2013

Q. If they won the next election, how likely do you think it would be that Tony Abbott and the Liberal Party would try to bring back industrial laws similar to WorkChoices?

 

31 May 10

12
July

21
Nov
11

23
Jul
12

3
Sept

18
Mar
13

 

Total 20 May

Vote
ALP

Vote
Lib

Vote Greens

Work full
time

Work part time

Total likely

58%

56%

51%

53%

51%

48%

51%

78%

28%

84%

50%

47%

Total unlikely

21%

24%

27%

22%

25%

28%

27%

9%

48%

7%

29%

25%

Very likely

28%

26%

22%

26%

23%

25%

26%

49%

5%

57%

25%

19%

Quite likely

30%

30%

29%

27%

28%

23%

25%

29%

23%

27%

25%

28%

Not very likely

18%

18%

19%

16%

18%

19%

16%

5%

29%

7%

18%

14%

Not at all likely

3%

6%

8%

6%

7%

9%

11%

4%

19%

11%

11%

Don’t know

20%

20%

22%

26%

24%

25%

23%

12%

24%

9%

22%

28%

Respondents were a little more likely to think that Tony Abbott and the Liberal Party would try to bring back industrial laws similar to WorkChoices than when a similar question was asked in March. 51% (up 3%) think it is likely that Tony Abbott and the Liberal Party would try to bring back industrial laws similar to WorkChoices if they won the next election and 27% (down 1%) think it is unlikely.

78% (up 11%) of Labor voters and 84% (up 17%) of Greens voters think it is likely, while Liberal/National voters split 28% likely (down 3%) to 48% unlikely (up 4%).