Support for tax reforms

Apr 12, 2016

Q: Would you support or oppose the following tax reforms to raise more funds for Government services and infrastructure?

 
Total support
Total oppose
 
Strongly support
Support
Oppose
Strongly oppose
Don’t know
 
Support Jul 2015
Support Feb 2016
Stop companies and wealthy people using legal loopholes in minimise tax payments by sending funds offshore 86% 5% 65% 21% 3% 2% 8% na na
Force multinational companies to pay a minimum tax rate on Australian earnings 80% 9% 55% 25% 6% 3% 11% 79% 78%
Increase income tax rate for high earners 65% 23% 32% 33% 16% 7% 11% 63% 64%
Remove superannuation tax concessions for high earners 62% 25% 29% 33% 14% 11% 13% 59% 58%
Remove negative gearing 39% 35% 17% 22% 20% 15% 27% 37% 37%
Remove GST exemptions (e.g. on food, education) 37% 54% 13% 24% 22% 32% 9% 33% 32%
Replace stamp duty with land tax 33% 33% 10% 23% 19% 14% 35% 26% 26%
Increase the GST 27% 66% 6% 21% 29% 37% 7% 24% 23%

There was strong majority support for stopping companies and wealthy people using legal loopholes in minimise tax payments by sending funds offshore (86%), forcing multinational companies to pay a minimum tax rate on Australian earnings (80%), increasing income tax rate for high earners (65%) and removing superannuation tax concessions for high earners (62%).

There was strong majority opposition to increasing the GST (66%).