Mar 11, 2014

Essential: strong opposition to offshoring of Qantas

Voters are deeply hostile to offshoring of Qantas jobs, while Bill Shorten continues to creep up on Tony Abbott, new polling from Essential Research reveals.

Bernard Keane — Politics editor

Bernard Keane

Politics editor

Voters really don’t want Qantas jobs to be sent offshore, even if the move would boost the airline’s long-term success, polling from Essential Research finds. Voters also think foreign ownership of Qantas would be bad for jobs and the economy.

Most voters disapprove of the government’s decision to try to remove foreign ownership restrictions on Qantas (48%, compared with 36% who approve), although Coalition voters support it 52%-35%. Nearly a quarter of voters strongly disapprove of removing foreign ownership rules.

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3 thoughts on “Essential: strong opposition to offshoring of Qantas

  1. tonyfunnywalker

    What an OZ without the sycophantic shrill of Shanahan – I really would like to see that. Outliers are not uncommon and there is research that shows that the same respondents will give differing responses to the same question at a later time as views and attitudes are influenced by changed circumstances.

  2. The Old Bill

    Don’t know which pub Dennis Shanahan tests at, but at the couple I frequent occasionally people are getting worried about Abbott and what is going to happen! Being simple right wing farming folk though, they are looking to Barnaby Joyce and Clive Palmer to sort out the mess. Next election could be interesting____

  3. Al Ramone

    Why does Qantas employ Managers on 457 visas, yet make 5000 equivalent full time workers redundant?

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