Trust in use of personal information

Sep 24, 2013

Q. How much trust do you have in the following organisations to responsibly use any personal information they may have about you?

 

Total trust

 

A lot of trust

Some trust

A little trust

No trust

Don’t know

Not applicable to me

The medical profession

73%

35%

38%

19%

4%

3%

*

Law enforcement agencies

56%

20%

36%

27%

12%

4%

1%

Your employer

46%

19%

27%

21%

7%

3%

22%

Banks

45%

13%

32%

32%

19%

3%

*

Companies you buy things from in person

44%

7%

37%

37%

14%

4%

*

The Government

31%

6%

25%

35%

30%

3%

*

Mobile phone and internet providers

29%

4%

25%

40%

27%

4%

*

Companies you buy things from online

27%

3%

24%

43%

24%

4%

3%

Insurance companies

26%

4%

22%

36%

33%

3%

1%

TV networks

20%

3%

17%

37%

36%

6%

1%

Social media sites

12%

1%

11%

24%

54%

4%

5%

The most trusted people/organisations to use personal information were the medical profession (73% trust), law enforcement agencies (56%), employers (46%), banks (45%) and companies you buy things from in person (44%). The least trusted were social media sites (12%) and TV networks (20%).

Source of Workplace Bullying

Jul 30, 2012

If been bullied or witnessed bullying –

Q. Was the bullying coming from –

 

Total

Men

Women

Aged

18-34

Aged

35-54

Aged 55+

Full time workers

Part time workers

Managers or employers

65%

67%

64%

61%

69%

69%

63%

74%

Other work colleagues

48%

45%

50%

51%

48%

48%

43%

44%

Customers or clients

15%

16%

14%

18%

16%

5%

14%

23%

Other people

2%

2%

2%

3%

2%

*

2%

1%

68% of those who had been bullied or witnessed bullying in the workplace said the bullying was done by managers or employers and 48% said it was coming from colleagues.

Part-time workers were more likely to say the bullying was coming from managers/employers (74%).

Benefit from Casual/Contract Jobs

May 21, 2012

Q. The number of people working in casual and contract jobs is increasing. Who do you think benefits most from the increasing number of casual and contract jobs?

 

Total

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Workers

7%

6%

8%

3%

Employers

55%

62%

52%

72%

Both equally

28%

25%

32%

17%

Don’t know

10%

8%

8%

8%

A majority of respondents (55%) think that employers benefit most from the increasing number of casual and contract jobs. Only 7% think workers benefit most and 28% think both groups benefit equally.

60% of full time workers and 49% of part-time workers think employers benefit most. Those on higher incomes are also more liklely to think employers benefit most (62% of those on incomes over $1,600pw). For those on low incomes (under $600pw),  54% think employers benefit most, 4% workers and 34% think both benefit equally.

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Cost of Superannuation for Employers

Apr 2, 2012

Q. In the next two years employer superannuation payments will increase by 0.25% per year, and then by 0.5% each year up to 2019 when it reaches 12%. Do you agree or disagree that these increases are reasonable and affordable for employers or should employees bear the cost by accepting lower pay rises?

 

Total

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

This is a reasonable and affordable cost for employers

58%

68%

50%

62%

Employees should bear the cost by accepting lower pay rises

19%

12%

26%

14%

Don’t know

23%

20%

23%

24%

58% think that the yearly superannuation increases are a reasonable and affordable cost for employers and 19% think employees should bear the cost by accepting lower pay rises.

Those most likely to think the increases are a reasonable and affordable cost for employers were aged 25-44 (67%), full-time workers (66%) and those earning over $1,0000pw (64%).

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Industrial Relations Laws

Feb 6, 2012

Q. Business groups have said that Australia’s industrial relations laws favour workers and unions and should be changed so that businesses can increase productivity and have more flexibility with their workforce. Do you think Australia’s industrial relations laws favour employers or workers or do they balance the interests of workers and employers?

Total Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Full time workers Part time workers
Favour employers 25% 29% 23% 36% 27% 25%
Favour workers 24% 15% 39% 12% 26% 20%
Balance the interests of employers and workers 34% 43% 25% 37% 34% 38%
Don’t know 17% 13% 13% 16% 13% 17%

Respondents were evenly divided over whether Australia’s industrial relations laws favour employers or workers – 25% think they favour employers, 24% favour workers and 34% think they balance the interests of both.

Labor voters are more likely to think they balance workers and employers interests (43%) while Liberal/National voters are more likely to thin they favour workers (39%). Only 15% of Labor voters and 12% of Greens voters think the laws favour workers. Comments »