Essential Report

State government response to Covid-19

Oct 12, 2021

 Q. How would you rate your state government’s response to the Covid-19 outbreak?

TOTAL: Good 11/10 27/09 13/09 30/08 16/08 02/08 19/07 05/07 07/06 24/05 12/04 15/03 01/03
NSW 55% 53% 46% 40% 42% 47% 54% 57% 69% 68% 73% 75% 72%
VIC 46% 44% 50% 44% 56% 54% 49% 50% 48% 63% 58% 62% 49%
QLD 68% 62% 65% 67% 66% 60% 62% 61% 65% 68% 72% 75% 73%
SA 67% 55% 67% 76% 68% 73% 68% 67% 67% 71% 75% 85% 78%
WA 80% 82% 87% 78% 87% 82% 77% 86% 75% 77% 84% 91% 85%
  • Positive rating of the state government’s response to Covid-19 in NSW continues to increase (now 55%, up from 40% in August).
  • Rating of state governments has improved in Queensland (62% to 68%), and South Australia (55% to 67%).

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