Opinion of Gonski report recommendations

Apr 22, 2013

Q. The Gonski report on funding education has recommended a new model for school funding that would mean all students are entitled to a set level of funding regardless of where they go to school, disadvantaged schools receive more funding and taxpayer funding for private schools is adjusted down based on parents’ capacity to pay.

Do you support or oppose these recommendations?

 

27 Feb 12

30 Jul 12

Total

22 Apr 13

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Total support

68%

65%

62%

77%

49%

76%

Total oppose

13%

14%

18%

6%

31%

5%

Strongly support

25%

25%

25%

42%

12%

41%

Support

43%

40%

37%

35%

37%

35%

Oppose

9%

10%

11%

4%

18%

4%

Strongly oppose

4%

4%

7%

2%

13%

1%

Don’t know

19%

20%

20%

16%

20%

19%

62% say they support the recommendations of the Gonski report on funding education and 18% were opposed. Support has weakened very slightly (-3%) since this question was asked last July.

Strongest support was shown by Labor voters (77%) and Greens voters (76%).

Since last July, support from Liberal/National voters has dropped from 59% to 49% and opposition increased from 20% to 31%.

Opinion of Gonski Report Recommendations

Feb 27, 2012

Q. The Gonski report on funding education has recommended a new model for school funding that would mean all students are entitled to a set level of funding regardless of where they go to school, disadvantaged schools receive more funding and taxpayer funding for private schools is adjusted down based on parents’ capacity to pay.

Do you support or oppose these recommendations?

 

Total

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Total support

68%

79%

64%

76%

Total oppose

13%

7%

17%

14%

Strongly support

25%

37%

17%

35%

Support

43%

42%

47%

41%

Oppose

9%

5%

12%

9%

Strongly oppose

4%

2%

5%

5%

Don’t know

19%

14%

19%

10

68% say they support the recommendations of the Gonski report on funding education and 13% were opposed.
Strongest support was shown by Labor voters (79%), Greens voters (76%) and people aged 55+ (75%).

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Funding for Elite private Schools

Feb 27, 2012

Q. Do you think all schools should get an increase in funding or should some of the wealthy elite private schools not get an increase in funding?

 

Total

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

All schools should receive an increase in funding

23%

17%

31%

11%

Some wealthy elite private schools should not get an increase in funding

73%

78%

68%

83%

Don’t know

4%

5%

2%

5%

Only 23% think that all schools should receive an increase in funding and 73% think that some wealthy elite private schools should not get an increase.

Highest support for all schools to receive an increase in funding came from Liberal/National voters (31%) and those on incomes over $1,600pw (28%).

Highest support for wealthy elite private schools not receiving additional funding came from Greens voters (83%), Labor voters (78%) and people aged 45-64 (78%).

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