Polling – Consultancies, donation reform, and trusted policy advice

The Australia Institute surveyed a sample of 1,501 Australians about their attitudes towards consultancies, donation reform, and who they trust to provide policy advice to the government.

The results show that:

  • Three in every four Australians (74%) support banning political donations from organisations that receive funding from government contracts, including 80% of Coalition voters, 70% of Labor voters, and 75% of Greens voters.
  • When asked who they trust more to provide policy advice to the government that is in the public interest, nearly half of Australians (46%) nominate the Australian Public Service while one in five Australians (21%) nominate private consultancies.

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