Q5. From what you have heard, do you think that as a result of this agreement, health services in your state will get better or worse?
|Get a lot better||10%|
|Get a little better||34%|
|Get a little worse||6%|
|Get a lot worse||9%|
|Stay much the same||25%|
43% think that as a result of this agreement, health services in their state will get better – 15% think they will get worse and 25% think they will stay much the same. 65% of Labor voters think health services will get better and 6% worse. Liberal/National voters split 28% better/24% worse/40% stay the same.
There were no significant differences between the states in terms of whether health services will get better or worse. Comments »
Q. Do you support or oppose the Federal Government’s plan to take over the responsibility for funding hospitals and health services from the State Governments?
|Neither support nor oppose||21%|
Over half (58%) of those surveyed support the Federal Government’s plan to take over the responsibility for funding hospitals and health services from the State Governments, 12% oppose, 21% neither support nor oppose and 9% don’t know.
79% of Labor voters, 46% of Coalition voters and 55% of Green voters support a Federal takeover for funding of hospitals and health services from the State Governments. 27% of Coalition voters neither support nor oppose the plan and 22% oppose it.
Males were more likely than females to support the plan (61% v 56%).
Support for a Federal takeover was highest amongst 55 – 64 year olds (67%).
People in NSW were more likely than those in other states to support a Federal takeover (64%). 55% of people in Queensland and 52% in Victoria support the plan.
In February this year we asked the Australian public whether they support or oppose a Federal takeover of hospitals. We found that 58% supported a Federal takeover, 10% opposed it, 19% neither supported nor opposed and 13% didn’t know. Comments »
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