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Scott Morrison’s pandemic popularity boost has vanished, along with public trust in our politicians | Mark Evans

Fake news and rorting on both sides of politics is fostering a cynicism in our parliamentary system. What will it take to turn it around? Public trust is critically important for pandemic recovery. Without it, the confidence necessary to build an effective and sustained recovery is in peril. People need to trust the government to support more government intervention that makes a difference. In mid-2020, Australia was widely viewed by the public as having successfully managed the pandemic, especially compared to the US, UK and other European countries. Australians’ trust in their government almost doubled in a year from 29% to 54%. Continue reading...

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