Government’s plan for education funding

Apr 22, 2013

Q. The Government has announced a plan to implement the Gonski recommendations by providing substantially increased funding for public schools, some increased funding for private schools and some reduction in funding for universities. Do you approve or disapprove of the Government’s plan?

 

Total

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Total approve

40%

60%

28%

42%

Total disapprove

43%

25%

59%

42%

Strongly approve

12%

23%

5%

14%

Approve

28%

37%

23%

28%

Disapprove

25%

15%

33%

30%

Strongly disapprove

18%

10%

26%

12%

Don’t know

17%

16%

13%

15%

40% approved the Government’s plan for implementing the Gonski recommendations and 43% disapproved. 60% of Labor voters approved and 59% of Liberal/National voters disapproved. Greens voters were split.

By income, for those earning $600-$1,600pw, 47% approve and 37% disapprove while for those earning over $1,600 pw, 36% approve and 50% disapprove.