Essential Report

Concern about Tony Abbott’s Cabinet

Sep 24, 2013

Q. Are you concerned or not concerned that Tony Abbott has appointed only one woman to his Cabinet?

 

Total

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Total concerned

45%

67%

17%

90%

Total not concerned

50%

29%

80%

7%

Very concerned

22%

40%

4%

50%

Somewhat concerned

23%

27%

13%

40%

Not very concerned

17%

14%

22%

4%

Not at all concerned

33%

15%

58%

3%

Don’t know

5%

4%

3%

3%

45% say they are concerned that Tony Abbott has appointed only one woman to his Cabinet and 50% are not concerned. Opinions closely follow party preferences – 67% of Labor voters say they are concerned compared to only 17% of Liberal/National voters.

By gender – men 39% concerned/57% not concerned; women 51% concerned/42% not concerned. 52% of respondents aged under 35 say they are concerned and 41% not concerned.

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