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HAVE YOUR SAY SURVEY RESULTS

More than 3000 Gippslanders responded to my ‘Have Your Say’ survey which was distributed to all households across the electorate in June.

June 2013

The following is a summary of results:

 

CARBON TAX
Do you support the Labor Government’s carbon tax?
17% Yes
77% No

Do you think climate change:
35% Is mostly man-made
15% Is mostly natural
53% Doesn’t exist at all

COST OF LIVING
Has the rising cost of living put greater pressure on your family budget in the past year?
83% Yes
15% No

Do you think that the Labor Government is doing enough to ease cost of living pressure?
13% Yes
77% No

SOCIAL WELFARE
Do you think the welfare system in Australia is too generous?
49% Yes
41% No

Should work for the dole be compulsory?
84% Yes
9% No

COMMUNICATIONS
Is your mobile phone coverage adequate?
63% Yes
28% No

Is your current internet service adequate?
52% Yes
25% No

Are you prepared to pay more for your internet connection through the National Broadband Network (NBN)?
11% Yes
67% No

Do you think the Federal Government should help pay to fix mobile phone blackspots?
60% Yes
28% No

HEALTH & HOSPITALS
Should health and hospital funding be a higher priority for the Federal Government?
90% Yes
5% No

Do you support the Labor Government’s cuts to the Private Health Insurance Rebate?
16% Yes
67% No

How important do you think it is for increased funding of mental health services?
59% Very important
35% Somewhat important
3% Not important

DEFENCE, FOREIGN AFFAIRS & AID
Are you concerned by the number of unauthorised arrivals reaching Australian shores by boat and seeking asylum?
89% Yes
8% No

Do you support the Coalition’s policy to immediately give new orders to the Navy to tackle unauthorised arrivals and ‘turn back’ the boats where safe to do so?
80% Yes
14% No

Is Australia’s $5.7 billion per year foreign aid program too generous?
70% Yes
19% No

ECONOMY
Do you think the economy is heading in the right direction?
14% Yes
76% No

Do you think that the Federal Government should be doing more to balance the Budget and start paying off its debt?
83% Yes
11% No

EDUCATION
Do you support the current system of funding for public schools?
38% Yes
28%  No

Do you believe private schools should receive less government funding?
49% Yes
39% No

LAW & ORDER
Generally, do you feel safe and secure in your neighbourhood?
76% Yes
20%  No

Which of the following crime prevention strategies do you support to improve community safety:
74% More police on the beat
74% Closed circuit television cameras in known problem areas
39% More use of community service orders to rehabilitate offenders
85% Higher penalties for repeat offenders (drink driving/speeding)
65% Intervention programs (to deter anti-social behaviour like graffiti)

TAXATION
Would you be willing to pay more tax to improve health and education services?
37% Yes
43% No

Would you pay more tax to cover the cost of a National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)?
55% Yes
29% No

SENIORS & AGED CARE
Should the Federal Government do more to support pensioners and self-funded retirees to meet increases in the cost of living?
84% Yes
10% No

Do you think there should be more government focus on keeping older Australians in their homes longer as opposed to retirement villages or nursing homes?
85% Yes
8% No

GENERAL ISSUES
Are you concerned that the major supermarket chains Coles and Woolworths have too much market dominance?
86% Yes
2% No

Do you believe that Australian farmers are receiving fair treatment from government?
12% Yes
78% No

Would you support more financial assistance to help Australian farmers remain viable?
80% Yes
11% No

Are you concerned about the amount of food imported to Australia from foreign countries?
96% Yes
3% No

JOBS
Are you concerned about job security?
73% Yes
21% No

Would you like to see more government supported training programs to fill skills shortages?
84% Yes
8%  No

Do you think it is important to shop locally and support local jobs wherever possible
96% Yes
2% No

CHILDCARE
Are you concerned by the number of childcare options in regional areas?
31% Yes
26% No

Should the Federal Government increase the childcare rebate?
22% Yes
46% No

TRANSPORT
Do you believe the condition and level of maintenance of local roads is adequate?
19% Yes
76% No

Which section of the Princes Highway do you think is the most unsafe for road users?
10% Melbourne to Traralgon
34% Traralgon to Sale
30% Sale to Bairnsdale
19% Bairnsdale to Lakes Entrance
20% Lakes Entrance to Orbost
32% Orbost to Cann River
27% Cann River to New South Wales border

ENVIRONMENT
Do you support more government assistance for local environmental projects?
59% Yes
26% No

Are you concerned over the future health of the Gippsland Lakes?
69% Yes
18% No

Do you support Coal Seam Gas exploration and production provided thee are strict environmental regulations?
37% Yes
47% No

Do you support the current laws which allow duck hunting in Victoria after assessment of environmental factors including bird numbers?
60% Yes
30% No

SOCIAL ISSUES
Do you support euthanasia?
63% Yes
24% No

Do you support changing the Federal Marriage Act to allow same-sex marriage?
26% Yes
66% No

Do you support capital punishment for the most serious crimes such as murder, rape or acts of terrorism?
71% Yes
23% No

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