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Big Ideas - Full program podcast

ABC Radio National

Society & Culture, History

Big Ideas brings you the best of talks, forums, debates, and festivals held in Australia and around the world, casting light on the major social, cultural, scientific and political issues

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Reimagining national leadership

August 7th, 2014

Episode 30 of 501 episodes

The trust Australians have in their political leaders is falling. Only 27 per cent of Australians think that the federal government could be trusted ‘almost always’ or ‘most of the time’. Meanwhile, support for independents and minor parties is growing. What does it suggest about the engagement of voters and the nature of citizenship in Australia? Three former federal politicians from left, right, and the cross benches and a leading political scientist discuss the implications.

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