Essential Report

Confidence in meaningful outcomes from Women’s Safety Summit

Sep 14, 2021

Q. The National Summit on Women’s Safety was held on September 6-7.

The main objective of the event was to guide the development of the next National Plan to end violence against women and children. Experts, advocates, service providers, and people with lived experience were brought together to explore issues faced by women and children experiencing violence in Australia.

How confident are you that the National Summit on Women’s Safety will result in meaningful changes to address violence against women and children in Australia?

Q Total Gender Age Group Federal Voting Intention
Male Female 18-34 35-54 55+ Labor TOTAL: Coalition Greens TOTAL: Other
Very confident 14% 18% 9% 21% 17% 4% 12% 16% 17% 13%
Fairly confident 24% 23% 26% 29% 24% 21% 24% 29% 24% 19%
Not that confident 32% 31% 33% 24% 29% 41% 35% 31% 29% 28%
Not confident at all 16% 16% 16% 10% 12% 25% 17% 14% 18% 22%
Unsure 14% 12% 16% 16% 18% 9% 13% 10% 13% 18%
TOTAL: Confident 38% 41% 35% 50% 41% 24% 36% 45% 40% 32%
TOTAL: Not confident 48% 47% 49% 34% 41% 67% 51% 45% 47% 50%
Base (n) 1,100 539 561 341 374 385 367 389 103 145
  • Fewer people are confident that the recent National Summit on Women’s Safety will result in meaningful changes for women and children in Australia. 38% are very or fairly confident changes will happen, while 48% have less confidence.
  • Just 9% of women say they are very confident that the summit will result in meaningful changes, compared to 18% of men.

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