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After a remarkable year in world affairs, the 2017 Lowy Institute Poll has uncovered some fascinating findings on how Australians have reacted to the latest world events.

A distinguished panel, including The Hon Dan Tehan MP, the ABC’s Stan Grant, and RMIT Professor Joseph M Siracusa will join the Director of the Lowy Institute’s Polling Program, Alex Oliver, in a discussion of some of the most interesting results from this year’s Lowy Institute Poll.

The Hon Dan Tehan MP is the Member for Wannon in Victoria and Minister for Veterans’ Affairs, Minister for Defence Personnel, Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Cyber Security and Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Centenary of Anzac. As Australia’s first minister with responsibility for cyber security, Mr Tehan has been tasked with delivering the $230 million Australia’s Cyber Security Strategy. Mr Tehan has launched the Prime Minister’s Veterans’ Employment Program and is focusing on mental health issues of ADF and veterans.

Stan Grant is an award-winning journalist and author. He has been a political correspondent for the ABC, and long-time foreign correspondent for CNN in Asia and the Middle East. He is currently the ABC's Indigenous Affairs editor and presenter of a new national Friday night current affairs program, ‘The Link’.

Professor Joseph M Siracusa is Professor of Human Security and International Diplomacy and former Deputy Dean of Global and Language Studies (2009–2015) at RMIT and President of Australia’s Council for the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences. Professor Siracusa is internationally known for his writings and commentary on presidential politics, nuclear history, international diplomacy, and global security and author of numerous books including Presidential Doctrines: US National Security from George Washington to Barack Obama (2016) and Weapons of Mass Destruction 2017).

Alex Oliver has been the Director of the Lowy Institute’s Polling Program since 2012. She has authored five Lowy Institute polls as well as a number of other research studies for the Institute. Alex is a former commercial lawyer and has Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Science degrees.

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