Student protestors interrupted a live TV program last night, to voice their concerns with the Coalition’s performance.

Adding to the Abbott Government’s woes, the latest Newspoll shows just how unsatisfied Australians are.

Olivia Rogers reports.


Education Minister Christopher Pyne isn’t popular with students opposed to his Higher Education Reform.

On the ABC’s Q&A program, a group of university students calling themselves the Socialist Alternative, hijacked the show.

Pyne laughed off the disruption.

Christopher Pyne, Education Minister:”You wont have me back again now will you?”

But the students caused such a ruckus the program was temporarily pulled from air.

The dissatisfaction doesn’t end with the Education Minister.

The latest Newspoll shows support for the Coalition plunging to its lowest level in almost four years.

It’s the largest single fall for a Government since Julia Gillard announced the carbon tax in February 2011.

It’s not welcome news as the government prepares to announce the 2015 budget on Tuesday.

Opposition Leader Bill Shorten is creeping up on Mr Abbott’s lead as preferred prime minister as satisfaction with Abbott’s performance drops five points.

The poll showed a dive in support for the coalition with the primary vote at 34%.

While Labor scored an eight point turnaround in the two party preferred poll bringing them up to 53%.

The Government is yet to confirm whether the deficit levy will be included in the Budget, With Mr Abbott facing accusations of broken promises if it goes ahead.

Olivia Rogers, QUT News,