When government responses to a natural disaster do not address the specific needs and vulnerabilities of women and girls, women tend to lose trust in the institutions.
When the rot sets in, past governments have found it hard to win back the public.
Finland was recently ranked, for the fifth year in a row, as the world’s happiest country. Trust in others in society plays a large role in what makes people there – and elsewhere – happy.
A new survey shows a strong link between trusting the prime minister and trusting the government, Parliament and political parties.
‘They might be a liar but at least they’re honest.’
Grattan and Martin on the year that was, in politics and economics.
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Michelle Grattan sits down with The Conversation's economic editor Peter Martin for a chat about the year that was, and to answer readers' questions.
The cynicism of political lies and the fear of losing control by opening up the corridors of power can’t last.
Two of the authors of the first Democracy 2025 report discuss the keys findings about what politicians see as faults in the current political system, and how they think it can be improved.
Michelle Grattan discusses this week in politics with University of Canberra Assistant Professor Caroline Fisher.
University of Canberra Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor Leigh Sullivan discusses the week in politics with Michelle Grattan.
Writing in the American progressive journal Democracy, Swan, a former treasurer, warned that the US Democrats could be at risk of the overloaded agenda trap that helped defeat the ALP in May.
Daughters of Robert Menzies and Arthur Calwell say parliament wasn’t always a “fort”
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Last week, Michelle Grattan moderated a very special discussion with the daughters of Menzies and Calwell at Parliament House. This podcast episode is a recording of that event.
The referendum was an exercise in ends, not means. But the way Britain deals with the result is crucial.
More than a third of Australians say they would prioritise a subscription for a video streaming service, such as Netflix, over a subscription for online news.
Ian McAllister on voters and issues in the upcoming election.
The Australian Election Study Director Ian McAllister says one thing voters will want at this poll is stability.
People’s trust in politicians and governments is in decline, but it will take cross-party collaboration to deal with issues such as poverty and climate change.
Researchers set out across four cities to ask the public, what it would it take to rebuild your trust in the media? Here’s what they said.
Russian meddling has shaken Americans’ faith in democracy. But public discontent after a scandal is hardly new. Trust in government began to erode under Nixon, and it’s mostly worsened since then.
Unlike most occupations, MPs are not obliged to take part in any education and training programs to prepare them for their role.