‘With the survey completed by about 162,000 Australians on Fairfax Media news websites, YourVote has found strong support for same-sex marriage, climate action and a crackdown on multinational tax avoidance.
‘It has also revealed backing for medically assisted dying for the terminally ill and protection of the Great Barrier Reef. …
‘Labor voters strongly rejected university deregulation, supported more climate action and opposed making patients pay more under Medicare.
Coalition supporters were out of step with the parties over an emissions trading scheme, for which they showed moderate support, and the need to spend more money on public vocational education, which they backed but which the government has not pledged to do.
Coalition voters also wanted to prioritise the health of the Great Barrier Reef over coal mining, backed a Royal Commission into banking and felt the National Broadband Network was not meeting expectations – all at odds with the Coalition government.’
‘Voters on both sides of politics supported action to save the Great Barrier Reef.
‘A massive 56 per cent of readers “strongly disagreed” with the proposition that “marriage should only be between a man and a woman”. A further 17 per cent “disagreed”.’
Liberal and National voters leaned moderately towards support for the legalisation of same-sex marriage, with 53 per cent overall indicating support and 36 per cent overall agreeing that marriage should remain only between heterosexual couples.’