Gonski reforms

Jun 24, 2013

Q. The NSW and South Australian Governments have reached agreement with the Federal Government to implement the Gonski education reforms which provide more funds for schools. Tony Abbott says if he is elected he will reverse these agreements and return to the previous system for funding schools. Would you approve or disapprove of Tony Abbott reversing the Gonski reforms?

 

Total

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Total approve

32%

17%

51%

12%

Total disapprove

44%

71%

21%

66%

Strongly approve

12%

5%

21%

6%

Approve

20%

12%

30%

6%

Disapprove

20%

24%

14%

26%

Strongly disapprove

24%

47%

7%

40%

Don’t know

24%

12%

27%

22%

32% approved of Tony Abbott reversing the Gonski reforms if elected and 44% disapproved.

37% of men approved compared to 27% of women. 50% of respondents aged 55+ disapproved.

Gonski education reforms

May 27, 2013

Q. Tony Abbott has said that, if elected, he will not proceed with the Gonski reforms to education which gives more funds to public schools but he will keep the current system of school funding which he says is working well. Do you think he should implement the Gonski funding reforms or keep the current system?

 

Total

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Implement the Gonski reforms

43%

64%

26%

65%

Keep the current system of school funding

34%

18%

56%

14%

Don’t know

22%

18%

18%

22%

43% support implementing the Gonski education funding reforms and 34% support keeping the current system of school funding.

Strongest support for implementing the Gonski reforms came from Labor voters (64%), Greens voters (65%) and people aged 25-44 (49%).

Strongest support for keeping the current system came from Liberal/National voters (56%) and people aged 65+ (55%).