ABCC

Apr 12, 2016

Q: The Government plans to re-establish the Australian Building and Construction Commission to address claims of union militancy in the construction industry. The ABCC’s powers included preventing any person from revealing they had been forced to give testimony to the Commission, and overriding a person’s right to silence. Do you support or oppose re-establishing the ABCC?

 
Total
 
Vote Labor
Vote Lib/Nat
Vote Greens
Vote other
 
Oct 2013
Mar 2016
Total support 35%   24% 52% 25% 32%   29% 35%
Total oppose 16%   25% 8% 32% 19%   22% 17%
Strongly support 17%   8% 28% 13% 18%   12% 17%
Support 18%   16% 24% 12% 14%   17% 18%
Neither support nor oppose 23%   29% 20% 17% 20%   23% 27%
Oppose 8%   11% 6% 10% 8%   9% 8%
Strongly oppose 8%   14% 2% 22% 11%   13% 9%
Don’t know 27%   22% 20% 26% 29%   25% 22%

35% support re-establishing the ABCC and 16% oppose. 23% neither support nor oppose and 27% don’t have an opinion. This is a very similar result to when this question was asked last month.

39% of full-time workers support and 15% oppose.  29% of part-time workers support and 12% oppose.

Australian Building and Construction Commission

Oct 1, 2013

Q. The Abbott Government has committed to re-establish the Australian Building and Construction Commission to address claims of union militancy in the construction industry. The ABCC’s powers included preventing any person from revealing they had been forced to give testimony to the Commission, and overriding a person’s right to silence.

Do you support or oppose re-establishing the ABCC?

 

Total

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Total support

29%

13%

52%

12%

Total oppose

22%

39%

5%

46%

Strongly support

12%

4%

25%

4%

Support

17%

9%

27%

8%

Neither support nor oppose

23%

22%

22%

16%

Oppose

9%

13%

3%

21%

Strongly oppose

13%

26%

2%

25%

Don’t know

25%

27%

21%

25%

29% support re-establishing the ABCC and 22% oppose. 48% have no opinion either way.

35% of men support compared to 23% of women.

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