Information about asylum seeker boat arrivals

Oct 1, 2013

Q. Under previous Governments the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service has issued statements whenever an asylum-seeker boat arrived. Do you approve or disapprove of the Abbott Government’s decision to stop providing this information about the arrival of asylum-seeker boats?

 

Total

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Total approve

39%

16%

67%

13%

Total disapprove

48%

75%

21%

74%

Strongly approve

16%

5%

31%

7%

Approve

23%

11%

36%

6%

Disapprove

16%

20%

15%

13%

Strongly disapprove

32%

55%

6%

61%

Don’t know

13%

9%

12%

12%

39% approve of the Abbott Government’s decision to stop providing information about the arrival of asylum-seeker boats and 48% disapprove.

Views are strongly associated with political party preference – 75% of Labor voters and 74% of Greens voters disapprove while 67% of Liberal/National voters approve.

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