Opinion of Gonski Report Recommendations

Jul 30, 2012

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?

 

Total

27 Feb 12

Total

30 Jul 12

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Total support

68%

65%

71%

59%

83%

Total oppose

13%

14%

14%

20%

2%

Strongly support

25%

25%

34%

16%

47%

Support

43%

40%

37%

43%

36%

Oppose

9%

10%

10%

14%

2%

Strongly oppose

4%

4%

4%

6%

Don’t know

19%

20%

14%

21%

15%

65% say they support the recommendations of the Gonski report on funding education and 14% were opposed. Support has weakened very slightly (-3%) since this question was asked in February after the release of the Gonski Report.

Strongest support was shown by Labor voters (71%), Greens voters (83%) and people aged 55+ (70%).

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