84.9 %

84.9 per cent of Australians said that it was very important for women to have equal rights with men in Australia.

Throughout the federal election campaign, there has been vigorous public debate about gender issues, including unacceptably high rates of violence and sexual harassment experienced by women, under-representation of women in senior positions, and continuing economic disparities. In general, Australians think that men have it easier in Australia than women, while there is still a sizable number of both men and women who think there is no difference. The majority of Australians see equality between men and women as being important, and that equal rights for women have not gone far enough.