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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