Considering what’s gone on in Canberra recently, is it a surprise that Australians are losing faith in the political system?
“It’s a system that’s stacked against ordinary, hardworking Australians,” Chris Smith says.
As a nation, we’re divided.
Institute of Public Affairs research fellow Matthew Lesh is looking closely at the Australian divide in his latest book, Democracy In A Divided Australia.
He tells Chris Smith trust in politicians has never been so low.
“We’re at this real record-level of frustration.”
Matthew says only two per cent of the population have a solid trust in politicians.
“I put this down to what I call a new divide that has emerged between inners and outers.”