Foreign investment

Aug 26, 2014

Q. Do you think investment in mining and ports by Chinese companies is good or bad for the Australian economy?

  

Total

 

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote other

Total good

38%

37%

50%

34%

29%

Total bad

36%

34%

30%

38%

52%

Very good

6%

7%

7%

4%

4%

Good

32%

30%

43%

30%

25%

Bad

22%

24%

18%

24%

28%

Very bad

14%

10%

12%

14%

24%

Don’t know

26%

29%

20%

28%

20%

38% think that investment in mining and ports by Chinese companies is good for the Australian economy and 36% think it is bad.

Liberal/National voters are more likely to think it is good for the economy (50%), while Labor and Greens voters are almost evenly divided on this issue.

Those most likely to think it is good for the economy were men (48%) and full-time workers (46%). Those most likely to think it is bad were aged 55+ (46%).

Foreign investment

Sep 24, 2013

Q. Do you agree or disagree that foreign investment in Australian agriculture – including buying farmland – is good for Australia’s economy?

 

Total

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Total agree

22%

23%

25%

14%

Total disagree

55%

49%

59%

54%

Strongly agree

4%

5%

3%

4%

Agree

18%

18%

22%

10%

Disagree

25%

20%

25%

40%

Strongly disagree

30%

29%

34%

14%

Don’t know

24%

27%

16%

33%

22% agree that foreign investment in Australian agriculture – including buying farmland – is good for Australia’s economy and 55% disagree.

Disagreement is higher among Liberal/National voters (59%), respondents aged 55+ (73%) and those on income less than $1,000pw (63%).