Asylum Seeker Policies

Jul 2, 2012

Q. Thinking about handling the issue of asylum seekers arriving in Australia by boat, which approach do you favour?

 

Total

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

The Labor policy of offshore processing in Malaysia

18%

44%

3%

17%

The Liberal policy of offshore processing in Nauru

35%

8%

68%

2%

The Greens policy of onshore processing in Australia

14%

15%

6%

57%

None of above

16%

14%

12%

14%

Don’t know

17%

18%

11%

9%

The Liberal’s policy of offshore processing asylum seekers in Nauru was the most preferred option (35%). 18% favoured the Labor policy of offshore processing in Malaysia and 14% favoured the Greens’ policy of onshore processing in Australia.

A majority of Liberal/National voters and Greens voters favoured their own party’s policy but only 44% of Labor voters favoured the Labor policy.

The Liberal’s policy was favoured by 41% of men and 47% of those aged 55+.