Dumping the mining tax

Sep 9, 2014

Q. Do you approve or disapprove of the Government’s decision to dump the mining tax?

 

Total

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote Other

Total approve

44%

26%

78%

8%

41%

Total disapprove

31%

53%

8%

71%

31%

Strongly approve

16%

7%

32%

1%

14%

Approve

28%

19%

46%

7%

27%

Disapprove

14%

24%

4%

26%

14%

Strongly disapprove

17%

27%

4%

45%

17%

Don’t know

25%

22%

14%

20%

27%

44% approve of the Government’s decision to dump the mining tax and 31% disapprove.

Those most likely to approve were Liberal/National voters (78%) and aged 65+ (58%),

Those most likely to disapprove were Greens voters (71%) and Labor voters (53%).

Labor Party policies

Jul 8, 2013

Q. Under Kevin Rudd’s leadership, do you think the Labor Party should dump, change or keep their policies on the following issues?

 

Dump

Keep

Change

Don’t know

Handling of asylum seekers

21%

10%

51%

17%

Building the NBN

14%

50%

15%

15%

The mining tax

29%

30%

24%

18%

The carbon tax

39%

25%

23%

13%

The Gonski education reforms

15%

44%

16%

25%

The NDIS

7%

59%

9%

25%

Respondents were most likely to think the Labor Party under Kevin Rudd should keep the NDIS (59%), building the NBN (50%) and the Gonski reforms (44%).

51% think it should change the policies around handling asylum seekers and 39% think it should dump the carbon tax. Opinions were divided over the mining tax – 30% keep, 29% dump and 24% change.

Labor voters were most in favour of keeping the NBN (78%), the mining tax (47%), the carbon tax (39%), the Gonski reforms (67%) and the NDIS (74%) but favoured changing the policy on asylum seekers (56%).

Carbon tax and mining tax

May 27, 2013

Q. In his reply to the budget Tony Abbott said he would dump the carbon tax and the mining tax but still retain the Labor Government’s compensation payments to households. If he is elected at the next election what do you think he is most likely to do?

 

Total

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Dump the carbon tax and mining tax and keep the compensation to households

26%

9%

47%

6%

Dump the carbon tax and mining tax but will not keep the compensation to households

29%

35%

27%

35%

He won’t dump the carbon tax and mining tax

28%

40%

14%

38%

Don’t know

17%

15%

11%

20%

Only 26% think that if Tony Abbott becomes Prime Minister at the next election, he will dump the carbon tax and the mining tax but still retain the Labor Government’s compensation payments to households. 29% think he will dump the taxes but will not keep the compensation to households and 28% think he won’t dump the taxes.

Only 47% of Liberal/National voters believe he will dump the taxes and keep the compensation.

Dumping the carbon tax and mining tax

May 27, 2013

Q. And which option would you most favour?

 

Total

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Dump the carbon tax and mining tax and keep the compensation to households

39%

28%

53%

16%

Dump the carbon tax and mining tax and not keep the compensation to households

20%

6%

34%

12%

Keep the carbon tax and mining tax

27%

53%

6%

62%

Don’t know

14%

13%

8%

10%

39% favour dumping the carbon tax and mining tax and keeping the compensation to households, 27% favour keeping the taxes and 20% favour dumping the taxes and not keeping the compensation.

Strongest support for keeping the mining and carbon taxes came from Labor voters (53%), Greens voters (62%) and people on incomes over $1,600pw (32%).

Strongest support for dumping the taxes and keeping the compensation came from Liberal/National voters (53%) and people on incomes less than $1,000pw (48%).

Are billionaires bullying Australia?

May 29, 2012



When Wayne Swan attacked mining magnates for undermining Australia’s national interests in pursuit of their own ends it created a storm of controversy.

Yet the mining magnates haven’t been shy about opposing the mining tax and climate change policy.

And now Clive Palmer is running for office, Gina Rinehart has bought big into Fairfax and Twiggy Forrest is challenging the mining tax in the High Court.

CFMEU National President Tony Maher wants our mining magnates to concentrate less on their billions and more on using their wealth to improve Australia. Find out about the CFMEU’s ad campaign here.

He wonders whether Australia will ever have a Warren Buffet or Bill Gates fighting for the rights of many rather than the rights of a few.

Or will the billionaires soon be launching their own campaign to save themselves?

Personal Benefit from Mining Boom

Apr 23, 2012

Q. How much have you personally benefited from Australia’s mining boom?

 

Total

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

A lot

2%

3%

2%

1%

Somewhat

5%

8%

4%

2%

A little

12%

14%

12%

11%

Not at all

66%

62%

70%

67%

Don’t know

14%

13%

12%

19

Only 7% think they have benefited a lot or somewhat from Australia’s mining boom. 78% believe they have benefited a little or not at all.

Those most likely to say they have not benefited at all were women (71%), aged 55+ (74%) and those on incomes under $600 pw (72%).

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Mining Companies’ Tax

Apr 23, 2012

Q. Overall, do you think mining companies pay too much tax, not enough tax or about the right amount of tax?

 

Total

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Pay too much tax

11%

8%

15%

2%

Don’t pay enough tax

37%

54%

25%

63%

Pay about the right amount of tax

27%

18%

37%

6%

Don’t know

25%

20%

22%

29%

37% think mining companies don’t pay enough tax, 27% think they pay about the right amount and 11% think they pay too much.

Groups most likely to think they don’t pay enough were men (42%), aged 35-54 (41%) and those earning over $1,600 pw (44%).

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Opinion of Mining Tax

Apr 23, 2012

Q. Do you approve or disapprove of the proposed mining tax (called the Minerals Resource Rent Tax) on large profits of mining companies?

 

12 Jul 2010

5 Sep 2011

21 Nov

20 Feb 2012

12 Mar 2012

Total

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Total approve

50%

46%

51%

55%

52%

51%

77%

35%

77%

Total disapprove

28%

34%

33%

28%

34%

29%

8%

50%

7%

Strongly approve

13%

18%

18%

23%

20%

19%

36%

8%

41%

Approve

37%

28%

33%

32%

32%

32%

41%

27%

36%

Disapprove

18%

18%

20%

17%

22%

20%

6%

33%

7%

Strongly disapprove

10%

16%

13%

11%

12%

9%

2%

17%

Don’t know

22%

19%

15%

17%

14%

20%

16%

15%

16%

51% approve the Government’s proposed mining tax and 29% disapprove. This represents a strengthening in support over the last 6 weeks (from net +18% to net +22%).

Labor voters (77%) and Greens voters (77%) strongly support the tax – but Liberal/National voters disapprove 50% to 35%.

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