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Australian Public Opinion Toward the Iraq War

McAllister, Ian


Since the end of the Second World War, defence has only rarely become a political issue in Australia. In part, this reflects the absence of any major physical threat to Australia since white settlement; the only occasion when was was any serious risk if invasion occurred when the Japanese invaded New Guinea in 1942. In part, too, it reflects the fact that Australia has been able to rely on powerful allies to protect it. As a consequence, the public has had few firm view on defence policy and...[Show more]

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Date published: 2015
Type: Book chapter


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