Essential Report

Action to address gender inequality in Australia

Mar 30, 2021

Q. To what extent do you support or oppose the following measures to address gender inequality in Australia?

  TOTAL: Support TOTAL: Oppose Strongly support Somewhat support Neither support, nor oppose Somewhat oppose Strongly oppose
Organise a national summit of all state and federal leaders to set targets and policies to reduce violence and sexual assault 69% 9% 37% 32% 22% 4% 4%
Implement the recommendations of the respect@work inquiry 68% 8% 33% 34% 24% 5% 4%
Establish a specialist sexual assault court 62% 13% 30% 31% 25% 8% 6%
Universal access to free child-care and early learning for families with young children 60% 16% 30% 30% 24% 9% 8%

 

TOTAL: Support Total Gender Age Group Federal Voting Intention
Male Female 18-34 35-54 55+ Labor TOTAL: Coalition Greens TOTAL: Other
Organise a national summit of all state and federal leaders to set targets and policies to reduce violence and sexual assault 69% 65% 73% 68% 68% 71% 76% 68% 70% 63%
Implement the recommendations of the respect@work inquiry 68% 62% 73% 64% 69% 70% 74% 65% 80% 59%
Establish a specialist sexual assault court 62% 53% 70% 64% 64% 58% 67% 58% 74% 56%
Base (n) 1,100 539 561 332 382 386 382 389 92 122
  • There is majority support for all of the proposed steps to address gender inequality in Australia including a national summit to reduce violence and sexual assault (69% support), implement the recommendations of the respect@work inquiry (68%) and the establishment of a specialist sexual assault court (62%).
  • In all cases women were more likely than men to support making the changes. Still, over half of men support making changes.

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