When the scientific establishment gets involved in partisan politics, surveys suggest, there are unintended consequences – especially for conservatives.
On paper, WE Charity could have been the best partner to implement the federal government's student grant program. But the failure to be transparent eroded the public's trust and led to its demise.
Vague references don't cut it. The public deserves to know exactly how Alberta is relying on science, realism and high-quality problem-solving in its back to school plans during COVID-19.
Australians have more trust in their government and leader to deal with the pandemic than people in US, UK and Italy. Confidence in state and territory leaders, however, is far lower.
A survey of 1,268 people has found that the BBC is popular across all age groups. But all media needs to pay more attention to devolved and local news.
Pandemic devastation surrounds it on all sides, but tiny Uruguay has COVID-19 under control – just the latest win for a country that's always stood out.
A new survey found the reputation of the news brand and journalists matters when it comes to public trust in media. Employing more journalists and being more active on social media doesn't.
Whatever our differences, Australians’ essential empathy and yearning for connection always come out in times of crisis. We have a responsibility to make sure it stays that way.
Politicians might get the most airtime when it comes to climate change, but Australians would rather hear about it from weather presenters.
According to a new survey, nearly a third of Australians believe the Coalition shows no 'leadership for the public good'. Labor fared little better.
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.
The stability and integrity of democratic society are too important to be relegated to inherently flawed computer systems that are vulnerable to malfunctions and malicious attacks.
New research suggests that when it comes to the media, Australians prize traditional news values more than the accessibility and friendliness that characterise social media.
Troubles in South Africa's coalition-led local governments are affecting accountability, governance stability and service delivery.
With public trust in government at an all-time low, it's time we prioritised political reform and put in place a comprehensive roadmap for effective, long-term change.
Truth and trust are in short supply in Western democracies. It's imperative our political leaders end the constant bickering and sideshows and restore public confidence in good governance.
Public trust in government is sliding and there's a perception that a small elite is reaping the benefits of political influence. This points to the need for a federal anti-corruption body.
The public broadcaster's editorial independence must be protected at all costs – from within and without.
Controversial judicial appointments and divisive court rulings are not the norm everywhere. Here's what the US could learn from Europe about ensuring ideological balance on the Supreme Court.
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.