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Most Australians expect politicians to lie, but we also think they should resign if they do, Australia Talks survey reveals

Australians overwhelmingly believe politicians who lie, pork-barrel, or wrongly claim taxpayer money should quit, the Australia Talks National Survey has revealed.

Most Australians are of the view that their political representatives are dishonest, unaccountable and corrupt, according to the results from the representative, externally recruited survey panel.

  • Casey Briggs
  • ABC

Eighty-nine per cent of us agree that “most politicians in Australia will lie if they feel the truth will hurt them politically”.

But while we think politicians lie, that doesn’t mean we think it’s OK.

In fact, 94 per cent of us believe that a politician who is caught lying to the…

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