Polling – Funding Australia’s nuclear submarines

Key Results:

  • The Australia Institute surveyed a nationally representative sample of 1,002 Australians about the plan to purchase nuclear-powered submarines.
  • The results show that Australians are not clear about how the submarine program should be funded.
  • Respondents were told that the Albanese Government and the Dutton Opposition have committed to building nuclear submarines, at an estimated cost of between $268 billion and $368 billion.
  • They were then asked how the nuclear submarines should primarily be paid for, between cuts to other defence spending, cuts to government services, increasing the deficit and raising taxes.

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