Defence forces pay increase

Dec 2, 2014

Q. Australia’s defence forces have been awarded a 1.5% annual pay increase for the next three years. Do you think this pay increase is fair or unfair?

 

Total

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote Other

 

Work full time

Work part time

No increase

Increase up to 1.5%

Increase more than 1.5%

Total fair

42%

37%

50%

42%

39%

45%

38%

50%

55%

34%

Total unfair

47%

52%

43%

33%

56%

45%

44%

37%

38%

61%

Very fair

11%

9%

12%

8%

16%

12%

9%

15%

13%

5%

Fair

31%

28%

38%

34%

23%

33%

29%

35%

42%

29%

Unfair

28%

25%

31%

30%

37%

26%

33%

24%

26%

37%

Very unfair

19%

27%

13%

3%

19%

19%

11%

13%

12%

24%

Don’t know

12%

11%

6%

25%

5%

10%

17%

14%

7%

5%

42% think the 1.5% pay increase awarded to the defence forces is fair and 47% think it is unfair.

A majority of Labor voters (52%) and other voters (56%) think it is unfair.

A majority of workers who said they had received no pay increase or an increase of 1.5% or less in the last 12 months thought the defence forces pay increase was fair while 61% of those who had received a pay increase greater than 1.5% thought it was unfair.

Women in Defence Forces

Mar 19, 2012

Q. From what you’ve read and heard, do you think that women are generally respected and treated fairly in Australia’s defence forces or are they not respected or treated fairly?

 

Total

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Men

Women

Respected and treated fairly

31%

34%

34%

24%

37%

25%

Not respected or treated fairly

44%

43%

41%

58%

40%

48%

Don’t know

25%

23%

25%

18%

23%

27%

44% think that women in Australia’s defence forces are not respected or treated fairly, 31% think they are respected and treated fairly and 25% don’t know.

Only 25% of women think women in the defence forces are respected and treated fairly compared to 37% of men. 54% of respondents aged 55+ think they are not respected or treated fairly.

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Careers

Apr 27, 2011

Q. Which of the following occupations do you think provide good careers for young people?

Yes No Don’t know
Trades 88% 6% 6%
Computing and information technology 86% 6% 7%
Nursing 78% 15% 7%
Teaching 75% 17% 8%
Tourism and hospitality 72% 19% 9%
Police 71% 20% 9%
Defence forces 71% 20% 9%
Banking and finance 70% 19% 10%
Retail 54% 36% 10%

The most favoured occupations for providing good careers were thought to be trades (88%), computing and IT (86%) and nursing (78%).

All occupations tested scored at least 70% except for retail at 54%.

Younger respondents (aged 18-35) tended to have a similar order of preference to the general population – their most favoured occupations were trades (78%), computing and IT (76%), teaching (68%) and nursing (67%).

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