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Western Australians want to build back better
Clean State commissioned polling to understand attitudes of West Australian voters towards COVID-recovery and economic stimulus. The research, which canvassed nearly 1000 people from across the state found that West Australians from all voter groups overwhelmingly support recovery efforts that create a cleaner and fairer economy.
- Action on climate change, conservation, and the care economy are seen as powerful job creators that can grow the economy faster than resource industries or road building.
- Investment in renewable energy and batteries, aged care, social housing, public transport, Landcare and conservation all receive a very high level of public support for stimulus investment.
- In contrast, voters are sceptical of recovery efforts that subsidise the gas industry or reduce environmental standards. Cutting red and green tape for mining projects and investments in the oil and gas industry received the lowest levels of support.
Overwhelmingly, West Australians (85% of respondents) support stronger action on climate.
Polling research conducted by Patterson Research Group