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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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Freedom of Navigation in the South China Sea

In response to China’s increasing military activities in the South China Sea, the United States has been conducting maritime operations designed to ensure freedom of navigation in the region. Are you personally in favour or against Australia conducting similar operations in an effort to ensure freedom of navigation in the South China Sea?


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    Use of Military Forces

    Now about Australian military forces. There has been some discussion about the circumstances that might justify using Australian military forces in other parts of the world. Please give your opinion about the following situations. Would you personally be in favour or against the use of Australian military forces:


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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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