Attitude to Bridget McKenzie’s resignation and grant allocation

Mar 10, 2020

Q The Deputy Leader of the Nationals resigned last month for having a conflict of interest in awarding a grant to a shooting club of which she was a member. There are ongoing questions about the extent to which other ministers knew and participated in the allocation of regional sporting grants.

  NET: Agree NET: Disagree Strongly agree Somewhat agree Somewhat disagree Strongly disagree Unsure
The investigation needs to continue to investigate any MP involved in the allocation of sports grants 71% 16% 42% 28% 10% 6% 13%
The minister’s resignation should be the end of the matter 43% 42% 19% 24% 21% 21% 14%

 

NET: Agree Mar’20 Feb’20 Difference
The investigation needs to continue to investigate any MP involved in the allocation of sports grants 71% 70% +1
The minister’s resignation should be the end of the matter 43% 49% -6
Base (n) 1,096 1,057
  • 71% of participants agree that the investigation needs to continue to investigate any MP involved in the allocation of sports grants, which is no different to the Feb’20 results.
  • On the other hand, now 43% of participants agree that the minister’s resignation should be the end of the matter (43%) down 6pts from Feb’20.

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