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One of Australia’s most important foreign policy goals is protecting national security. The Lowy Institute Poll has included questions on key security risks facing the nation, Australia’s military engagement in various conflicts across the globe, and its defence capabilities.

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2016: Military action against Islamic State in Iraq/Syria

Military action against Islamic State in Iraq:
Are you personally in favour or against Australia participating in air strikes against Islamic State in Iraq, and providing training and support to Iraqi security forces?

Military action against Islamic State in Syria:
Are you personally in favour or against Australia conducting air strikes against Islamic State in Syria?


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2016: Next Generation Submarines

Companies in France, Germany and Japan are in a competitive tender to build Australia’s next generation of submarines. Which statement comes closest to your personal view?


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2015: Global Risk Priorities

For each of the following potential threats, please select whether you see this as a high risk, a moderate risk or a low or no risk to Australia’s security in the next ten years:


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2015: Military Action in Iraq and the Risk of Terrorism

Do you personally think Australia’s participation in military action in Iraq:

(a) increases the risk of terrorism to Australia now, makes Australia safer from terrorism now, or makes no difference?

(b) increases the risk of terrorism to Australia in the future, makes Australia safer from terrorism in the future, or makes no difference?


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