New national security ministry

Jul 25, 2017

Q. The Government has announced setting up a new ministry under Peter Dutton covering issues of national security. It will include ASIO, the Federal Police and the Border Force of the Immigration Department – which are currently responsible to other ministers. Do you approve or disapprove of setting up this new national security ministry?

  Total   Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote Other
Total approve 56%   51% 75% 33% 57%
Total disapprove 18%   26% 9% 37% 19%
Strongly approve 19%   13% 31% 6% 20%
Approve 37%   38% 44% 27% 37%
Disapprove 10%   14% 6% 15% 12%
Strongly disapprove 8%   12% 3% 22% 7%
Don’t know 26%   22% 16% 30% 23%

56% approve of the new national security ministry and 18% disapprove.

Those most likely to approve were Liberal/National voters (75%), men (62%) and aged 65+ (67%).

Those most likely to disapprove were Labor voters (26%) and Greens voters (37%).