Voters strongly back the government's move to eliminate "double dipping" on government-funded and employer-funded parental leave, today's Essential Report shows, while they also back the stationing of US military aircraft in Australia to counter Chinese aggression. And support for allowing voluntary euthanasia has hit a new high.
Voters back the removal of taxpayer-funded parental leave for people who have accessed employer-funded leave 56%-27%. While Liberal voters most strongly supported it, Labor voters also supported it 47% to 36%; even Greens voters nearly split evenly, 37%-40%. Men more strongly supported it than women, and older voters significantly more than younger voters.