Support for privatisation

Jan 28, 2014

Q. Would you support or oppose privatisation of the following Government-owned corporations?

 

 

Total support

Total

oppose

 

Strongly support

Support

Oppose

Strongly oppose

Don’t know

Medibank Private

29%

54%

5%

24%

26%

28%

18%

Australia Post

20%

69%

4%

16%

26%

43%

11%

The ABC and SBS

21%

64%

5%

16%

25%

39%

14%

The National Broadband Network

28%

58%

7%

21%

24%

34%

14%

Snowy Hydro

17%

53%

3%

14%

23%

30%

30%

Australian Rail Track Corporation (which runs much of the interstate train network)

23%

58%

5%

18%

25%

33%

19%

There was majority opposition to privatising each of the Government-owned corporations listed.

Privatisation of Australia Post (69%) and ABC/SBS (64%) were most strongly opposed.

While support for privatisation of these corporations was higher among Liberal/National voter, they were still more likely to oppose than support. Apart from Medibank Private (40% support/46% oppose) and the NBN (42%/46%), a majority of Liberal/National voters opposed privatisation of each corporation.

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