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Federal politicians ‘least trusted’, survey shows

Australia’s political leaders are seen as self-interested, untrustworthy and lacking concern for the country’s future, according to a national survey by Swinburne University in Melbourne.

The survey is part of a social sciences research programme investigating levels of public confidence in national political, business, religious, trade union and community leaders.

Launching the results on 13 March, executive director of Swinburne’s Leadership Institute Jon Fien said they revealed that Australia was facing a national “leadership crisis”, particularly in federal politics.

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