pandemic has demonstrated both strengths and weaknesses across Australia’s governance
systems. However, the full impacts of the pandemic in both health and economic
terms are far from clear. And the ultimate levels of trust and confidence in
our elected leaders far from certain.
If we are to effectively
address the economic and social fallout of the pandemic, politicians will need
to engage with the electorate as they have never done before. Confidence and trust will be needed in
large measures for our people to make the required sacrifices to revive the
economy and maintain social harmony.