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August 7th, 2014
Episode 30 of 431 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.