Small government has small support – National poll

A large national poll of 1,557 Australians, released today by think tank The Australia Institute, has shown 64% of people want more public spending funded by tax revenue. Just 11% want lower taxes and less public spending.

  • Two-thirds (64%) said they would prefer more public spending, funded by more tax revenue, and less inequality.
  • Only 11% said they wanted lower public spending, lower tax and more inequality.
  • A majority of voters for all parties selected the more spending and more tax option:
    • 56% of both PHON voters and Other voters;
    • 60% of LNP voters;
    • 71% of ALP voters;
    • 75% of Green voters.

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