Labor’s Federal Budget fails to impress Australians.
The latest JWS Research True Issues survey reveals that Australians are largely underwhelmed by Federal Labor’s recent Budget, with only 13% saying it is good for them personally and 20% saying it is good for the nation.
However, a range of specific Budget measures are supported by strong majorities of more than 60% of Australians, with reducing the cost of medicines by cutting the maximum PBS co-payment from $42.50 to $30 a script gaining the most positive reception (73% support).
Not surprisingly, aged care users are significantly more likely to support the aged care package, childcare users are more likely to support increased childcare subsidies and people with dependent children are more likely to support extended paid parental leave. However, NDIS users are no more likely than all Australians to support the NDIS measures, women are not significantly more supportive of additional funding to tackle violence against women and children and renters are not more likely to support the housing affordability measures.
This poll was conducted as an online survey between 28 – 31 October among a representative national sample of 1,000 Australians aged 18+ years.
This is an excerpt from our latest True Issues Budget Poll report, to read the full report, click the link below.
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