Regulation of Privatised Organisations

Nov 14, 2011

Q. Do you think that organisations (such as Telstra, Commonwealth Bank, Qantas, power companies, etc) that are privatized should be regulated by the Government or should they be treated the same as any other private company?

Total Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens
Should be regulated 56% 72% 46% 63%
Should be treated the same as any other private company 34% 23% 47% 25%
Don’t know 10% 5% 6% 12%

56% think that organisations that are privatized should be regulated by the Government and 34% think they should be treated the same as any other private company. Labor and Greens voters are strongly of the view they should be regulated while Coalition voters are split 46% regulated/47% treated the same. There were no major differences across demographic groups.

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