Danielle Wood is the budget policy and institutional reform program director at Grattan Institute. She has extensive experience advising on economic policy issues. She is the president of the Economic Society of Australia and Chair of the Women in Economics Network.
Negotiating the grey zone
EssayWHILE SUCCESSIVE AUSTRALIAN governments spent the past decade focused on their budget deficits, another deficit quietly opened: one of public trust in government itself. A wealth of evidence shows Australians have become increasingly disillusioned with their political class. Growing suspicions...