Australians want a new vision for Northern Australia
A Galaxy poll conducted exclusively for the Institute of Public Affairs (IPA) found that the majority of Australians are in favour of establishing a Special Economic Zone (SEZ) with low taxes to stimulate economic growth in Northern Australia.
Of the 1,063 people surveyed, 60% were in favour of a Special Economic Zone in Northern Australia while only 20% were opposed to the idea. The percentage of people in favour of a low tax zone was much higher in Queensland (70% of respondents in favour) and in Western Australia (68% of respondents in favour) compared to the rest of the nation. Of regional Queenslanders and Western Australians, those people most likely to live in North Australia, 73% said they would support the establishment of a SEZ.