Concern about Liberals Bringing Back WorkChoices

Sep 3, 2012

Q. If the Liberals won the election and reintroduced WorkChoices or similar laws, how concerned would you be?  

 

31 May 10

12 July 10

21 Nov 11

23 Jul 12

Total

3 Sept 12

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Work full time

Work part time

Very concerned

28%

29%

26%

30%

27%

51%

6%

39%

24%

32%

Quite concerned

17%

19%

15%

16%

15%

20%

12%

21%

18%

12%

A little concerned

20%

16%

20%

15%

19%

16%

23%

16%

20%

24%

Not concerned

24%

25%

27%

26%

26%

5%

50%

4%

29%

19%

Don’t know

11%

11%

11%

14%

13%

8%

8%

20%

9%

12%

Respondents were also a little less concerned about the re-introduction of WorkChoices than in July. 42% (down 4%) would be quite or very concerned if WorkChoices or similar laws were re-introduced and 45% (up 4%) were only a little or not concerned.

71% of Labor voters and 60% of Greens voters would be concerned. 73% of Liberal/National voters would be a little/not concerned and 18% concerned.  42% of full-time workers and 44% of part-time workers said they would be very/quite concerned.

49% of those aged 45-64 said they would be very/quite concerned.

Liberal Party and WorkChoices

Jul 23, 2012

Q. If they won the next election, how likely do you think it would be that Tony Abbott and the Liberal Party would try to bring back industrial laws similar to WorkChoices?

 

31 May 10

12 July 10

21 Nov 11

Total

23 Jul 12

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Work full time

Work part time

Total likely

58%

56%

51%

53%

78%

40%

55%

53%

53%

Total unlikely

21%

24%

27%

22%

11%

34%

14%

24%

15%

Very likely

28%

26%

22%

26%

52%

9%

38%

27%

23%

Quite likely

30%

30%

29%

27%

26%

31%

17%

26%

30%

Not very likely

18%

18%

19%

16%

6%

26%

13%

18%

11%

Not at all likely

3%

6%

8%

6%

5%

8%

1%

6%

4%

Don’t know

20%

20%

22%

26%

11%

26%

30%

23%

32%

Respondents were a little more likely to think that Tony Abbott and the Liberal Party would try to bring back industrial laws similar to WorkChoices than when a similar question was asked last year. 53% (up 2%) think it is likely that Tony Abbott and the Liberal Party would try to bring back industrial laws similar to WorkChoices if they won the next election and 22% (down 5%) think it is unlikely.

78% of Labor voters and 55% of Greens voters think it is likely, while Liberal/National voters are split 40% likely (up 7%) to 34% unlikely (down 10%).