Australians want Indigenous treaty, and visa ban on terrorist risks

The majority of Australians support a treaty for Indigenous Australians, as well as a visa ban on anyone judged to be a terrorist risk, according to the latest poll released by leading international research firm YouGov and Australian communications and engagement agency Fifty Acres.

  • 58% of Australians surveyed support a visa ban, with older Australians most in favour by far - 84 percent of people aged 75+ support a ban.
  • 62% think the parole system should be made more stringent, given terrorist threats.

Most Australians also support a treaty for Indigenous Australians. It comes after Indigenous leaders outlined a proposed treaty in the Uluru statement. 

  • 58 percent of Australians surveyed support a treaty.
  • Millennials are more in favour - 76% of 25 to 34 year olds support a treat.
  • People in West Australia are more likely to feel the Australian Government is supporting reconciliation in other ways, at 46% - compared to 26% in Victoria and Tasmania

YouGov-Fifty Acres Partnership

YouGov is partnering with Fifty Acres to produce a regular fortnightly opinion report on topical government questions and announcements from the view of voting intention on issues ranging from the economy, health, education, environment through to immigration. 

 

Methodology Overview

The poll is a fortnightly online survey conducted amongst 1,000 Australians aged 18+. The poll sample is nationally representative with quotas based on age, gender and region.