Q. Do you think the Australian Government should be spending more or less on anti-terrorism measures or is current spending about right?
|Total||Vote Labor||Vote Lib/Nat||Vote Greens||Vote Other||Mar 2015||Aug 2014|
|Current spending about right||30%||31%||33%||41%||24%||33%||36%|
46% thought the government should be spending more on anti-terrorism measures (up 7% from March 2015), 9% thought the government should be spending less (down 3%), and 30% thought current spending was about right (down 3%).
Those most likely to think spending should increase were those aged 65+ (58%) and Liberal/National voters (53%).
Greens voters were much more likely than others to think spending should decrease (22%).
Greens voters were also more likely to think that current spending was about right (41%), as were 55-64 year olds (39%).
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