Regulation of industries

Apr 1, 2014

Q. Do you think there needs to be more or less regulation of the following, or is the current regulation about right?

 

 

More regulation

Less regulation

Current regulation about right

Don’t know

Aged care providers

47%

13%

18%

22%

Banking

42%

10%

30%

18%

Financial planning

40%

10%

26%

24%

Mining

39%

14%

25%

22%

Building and construction

38%

15%

26%

21%

Planning and development

34%

19%

24%

23%

Private education services

32%

19%

26%

24%

Overall, respondents were more likely to think there should be more rather than less regulation of the industries listed.

In particular, they wanted more regulation of aged care providers (47%), banking (42%) and financial planning (40%).

While respondents aged 55+ were more likely to think there was too much regulation of businesses overall, they were more likely to want more regulation of financial planning (48%), building and construction (49%) and aged care providers (55%).

48% of those on income over $1,600pw wanted more regulation of financial planning.

Actions taken to protect privacy

Mar 18, 2014

Q. Have you ever taken any of the following actions to protect your privacy on the internet?

 

Total

 

Aged

18-34

Aged

35-54

Aged 55+

Cleared cookies and browser in history

73%

77%

72%

70%

Set your browser to disable or turned off cookies

56%

55%

57%

54%

Stopped using a website you think might be using information about you

54%

60%

53%

49%

Deleted something you posted in the past

51%

68%

46%

36%

Decided not to use a website because they wanted your real name

46%

49%

45%

43%

Used a false name or untraceable username

36%

48%

34%

23%

Use a non-identifiable email address

31%

41%

31%

20%

The majority of respondents had taken some form of action to protect their privacy on the internet.

73% had cleared their cookies and browser, 56% had set browser to disable or turned off cookies and 54% had stopped using a website thet aight be using their information.

68% of those aged 18-34 had deleted posts – and were also more likely to use a false name (48%) or  anonymous email address (41%).