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%).

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