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%.