Nick Hossack, a former adviser to John Howard, has written an interesting
article about truth and trust in politicians.
The public will need to see more improvements in professional
behaviours before they start extending more trust. Something like the Hayne
recommendations for bankers: Obey the law; Do not mislead or
deceive; Be fair; Provide services that are fit for purpose; Deliver services
with reasonable care and skill; When acting for another, act in the best
interests of that other. We also need a concurrent return to evidence-based
and openly consultative
government policy making on all matters of significance.