Retaining telephone and internet records

Feb 17, 2015

Q. Do you approve or disapprove of the government proposal to require telecommunications companies and internet service providers to retain records of your telephone and internet activity for intelligence and criminal investigation purposes?

 

Total

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote Other

 

Aug 2014

Total approve

40%

33%

60%

23%

34%

39%

Total disapprove

44%

54%

28%

62%

58%

51%

Strongly approve

9%

7%

16%

1%

6%

10%

Approve

31%

26%

44%

22%

28%

29%

Disapprove

21%

24%

16%

26%

27%

21%

Strongly disapprove

23%

30%

12%

36%

31%

30%

Don’t know

16%

12%

13%

14%

8%

11%

40% (up 1% since August) approve of the government proposal to require telecommunications companies and internet service providers to retain records of your telephone and internet activity for intelligence and criminal investigation purposes and 44% (down 7%) disapprove.

62% of Greens voters and 54% of Labor voters disapprove while 60% of Liberal/National voters approve.

52% of respondents aged 18-24 disapprove while 50% of those aged 55+ approve.

Government access to phone and Internet records

Feb 18, 2014

Q. Do you approve or disapprove of the Australian Government being able to access your phone and internet records without a warrant?

 

Total

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote other

Total approve

16%

10%

24%

11%

19%

Total disapprove

80%

88%

71%

85%

80%

Strongly approve

4%

1%

6%

3%

5%

Approve

12%

9%

18%

8%

14%

Disapprove

24%

22%

28%

24%

20%

Strongly disapprove

56%

66%

43%

61%

60%

Don’t know

4%

3%

6%

3%

1%

80% disapprove of the Australian Government being able to access their phone and internet records without a warrant and 16% approve.

Disapproval was over 70% for all demographic groups.