Supplying mining projects

Feb 25, 2013

Q. This package requires major mining projects to give local firms the opportunity to tender for work, like supplying equipment. Which is closer to your view? 

 

Total

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Local Australian companies should be given the opportunity to tender for work on big mining companies

48%

49%

52%

51%

Big mining companies should be forced to buy products from Australian businesses, to support local jobs

34%

39%

29%

36%

Mining companies operating in Australia should be free to pursue the cheapest option, including sourcing equipment from overseas

6%

4%

10%

3%

Don’t know

11%

9%

8%

11%

48% think that Australian companies should be given the opportunity to tender for work on big mining companies and 34% think big mining companies should be forced to buy products from Australian businesses. Only 6% think mining companies operating in Australia should be free to pursue the cheapest option, including sourcing equipment from overseas.

Strongest support for forcing mining companies to buy products from Australian businesses came from Labor voters (39%), aged 25-34 (42%) and those earning $1,000-$1,600pw (39%).