Mining tax

Mar 4, 2013

Q. The Minerals Resource Rent tax (Mining tax) raised $126 million from the three biggest mining companies in its first six months of operation. Which is closer to your view?

 

Total

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

The mining tax should be dumped

28%

9%

49%

5%

The mining tax should be amended to raise more money

29%

43%

18%

49%

The mining tax should be maintained in its current form

21%

34%

12%

30%

Don’t know

21%

14%

21%

15%

Views about what to do with the mining tax were mixed. 29% think it should be amended to raise more money, 21% think it should be maintained in its current form and 28% think it should be dumped.

43% of Labor voters and 49% of Greens voters think it should be amended to raise more money while 49% of Liberal/National voters think it should be dumped. Queensland respondents were more likely to think it should be dumped (35%) while Victorian respondents favoured amending it to raise more money (35%).

Taxing Mining Company Profits

Feb 21, 2011

Q. Would you approve or disapprove of higher taxes on the profits of large mining companies?

Total Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens
Total approve 56% 75% 36% 83%
Total disapprove 27% 13% 49% 6%
Strongly approve 21% 32% 6% 46%
Approve 35% 43% 30% 37%
Disapprove 20% 11% 35% 4%
Strongly disapprove 7% 2% 14% 2%
Don’t know 17% 13% 15% 11%

There was majority approval of higher taxes on the profits of large mining companies – 56% approved and 27% disapproved. Labor and Greens voters showed very high approval while Liberal/National voters split 36% approve/49% disapprove.

There were no significant differences by demographic groupings (age/income/work status).

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