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Border Security

13 Mar 2019

Since the Parliament passed legislation allowing refugees on Manus Island and Nauru to be evacuated to receive medical attention, the Government has reopened Christmas Island processing centre and warned that people smugglers will restart the boats.

Q. Which of the following statements most closely aligns to your view of the issue?

Total Male Female Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote other Aged 18-34 Aged 35-54 Aged 55+
The Government is genuinely concerned about border protection 52% 54% 50% 31% 81% 29% 53% 52% 47% 56%
The Government is using border protection as a political ploy 48% 46% 50% 69% 19% 71% 47% 48% 53% 44%

Overall, voters are split on the issue of border protection with 52% believing the latest developments represent a genuine concern for protection, and 48% believing it to be a political ploy.