While trust in politicians and political systems is lower than ever, new research shows the Gillard government kept most of its promises.
There are generally two kinds of federal election: one when the government is returned; the other when it is defeated. History tells us the former is far more common.
The dire level of trust in Australia's government and politicians has serious implications for the health of our democracy. Whoever wins the next federal election must make fixing it a priority.
As Australians' trust in politicians continues to slide, whoever wins the 2019 will need to work hard to restore it if it has any hope of bringing about genuine reform.
Research shows that the sense of belonging provided by platforms like Facebook trumps our distrust of social media.
More democratic forms of politics, journalism and fact-checking will be needed when we can no longer trust any video footage.
Blockchain technology was supposed to make trust unnecessary – but that turns out not to be true. Most people will want laws and regulations to help make blockchain-based systems trustworthy.
Rebuilding trust is possible, but as the aftermath of the banking crisis in the UK shows, very difficult.
Australians' trust in politicians and democracy continues to plummet, posing significant problems for the effective running of the country.
Scholars and skeptics warned about Facebook long before its founder was even born. Technology companies keep asking for more and more data and proving they can't be trusted.
A peaceful society requires us to trust our public institutions, but in order to do so, we must question them. Questions are a healthy and necessary response to a world filled with uncertainty.
Bitcoin and other digital currencies have been running wild in recent years, soaring and then plunging in value. A few stories from The Conversation's archive offer a glimpse into their world.
Research shows that trust is 'knowable' -- you can calculate whether you can trust an individual, based on their behaviours.
Facebook users may be flagging news as fake just because they disagree with it.
A number of factors – from our eagerness to place trust in people to our overconfidence in our own intelligence – make us easy prey.
Three trends suggest people in less developed nations – who are coming online in greater numbers – use and trust the internet very differently those in more developed economies.
Societies that are happier than others would be reflecting more confidence and trust in their institutions and economic systems.
Trust is the keystone of the entire Internet system: without it more connection and therefore more commerce. How to restore it?
The way Australian politics is conducted now - abrasive, shallow, personal - is a known turn-off for voters. So why don't the politicans change?
A survey shows that most Puerto Ricans didn't highly rate the official information coming out of the island. With the Institute of Statistics in trouble, the situation is likely not to improve.