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%).

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%.