Q4. Do you approve or disapprove of the agreement over health funding between the Federal Government and the State Governments?
48% of respondents approved of the agreement over health funding between the Federal Government and the State Governments and 25% disapproved. 71% of Labor voters approved and 7% disapproved. Liberal/National voters split 36% approve/46% disapprove.
Respondents from NSW and Queensland were more likely to approve than respondents from Victoria – NSW 50% approve/22% disapprove, Queensland 48%/20%, Victoria 45%/28%. Comments »
Q. Do you think the State Governments should or should not agree to the Federal Government’s health plan to take control of funding hospitals and health services?
|Total||Vote Labor||Vote Liberal/National||Vote Greens|
|Should agree to health plan||56%||73%||40%||65%|
|Should not agree to health plan||26%||11%||45%||21%|
A majority (56%) think the State Governments should agree to the Federal Government’s health plan to take control of funding hospitals and health services – 26% think they should not agree.
States most likely to agree are South Australia (75%) and Queensland (64%). 55% of NSW respondents agree and 45% of Victorians agree (32% of Victorians disagree). Comments »
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