The Australia Institute commissioned polling on a number of issues relating to refugee issues. In brief: 

–          61% said that Australia should accept New Zealand’s offer to take 150 refugees from Manus Island and Nauru. This included 58% of Coalition voters and 62% of Labor voters.

–          66% said it should be legal for doctors to speak publicly about conditions in the camps and report and incidences of abuse to the police.

–          About processing and setline asylum seekers arriving by boat:

o   Only 27% said they should be sent to Manus and Nauru, and not come to Australia under any circumstances.

o   35% said they should be processed at these offshore camps, but those found to be genuine refugees should be settled in Australia.

o   28% said processing should happen in Australia.

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