As federal MPs gather in Canberra for the first parliamentary sitting of the year, a new survey has found 60 per cent of Australians don’t believe what their political leaders say.
The latest annual Trust Barometer survey, released by public relations firm Edelman, also reveals a similar proportion think the country is on the wrong track.
“There is a complete misalignment between the public’s expectations of government and what they think is actually being delivered,” Edelman chief executive Michelle Hutton said in statement on Tuesday.
The survey of 1000 general public and 200 informed public found 71 per cent of respondents believed it was important the nation’s financial affairs were managed effectively, but only 18 per cent thought this was happening.
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