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1370.0 - Measures of Australia's Progress, 2013  
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Measures of Australia's Progress

Further info for trust

Need some more info on the trust theme? Hopefully this page can point you in the right direction
This page contains the following further information for trust:
USEFUL LINKS
ABS General Social Survey: Summary Results, Australia, 2006 & 2010 (cat. no. 4159.0)

Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) 2011, Informality (%) House of Representatives and Senate, viewed 23 September 2013
GLOSSARY

Compulsory voting

Compulsory voting means that every eligible Australian citizen (18 years or older) is required by law to enrol and vote. If a person does not vote and is unable to provide a 'valid and sufficient' reason, a penalty is imposed. Compulsory voting is a distinctive feature of the Australian political culture.

All Australians who are eligible to vote elect people to represent them in the two houses of Parliament – the Senate and the House of Representatives.
REFERENCES

Australian Electoral Commission (AEC), 2013 - Voting

Click on the links below to be taken to a summary of the graphs from the corresponding tab within the trust theme:

Overall progress?
Trust in governance processes and systems



OVERALL PROGRESS?
Level of generalised trust(a)
Headline progress indicator
Image: Graph - Level of generalised trust
Footnote:
(a) Proportion of persons that agree or strongly agree that most people can be trusted.
Source:
ABS General Social Survey: Summary Results, Australia, 2006 & 2010 (cat. no. 4159.0)

TRUST IN GOVERNANCE PROCESSES AND SYSTEMS
Informal votes in Australian federal elections
Progress indicator
...over the longer term
Image: Graph - Informal votes in Australian federal elections
Source:
Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) 2011, Informality (%) House of Representatives and Senate, viewed 23 September 2013
Image: Graph - Informal votes in Australian federal elections over the longer term
Source:
Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) 2011, Informality (%) House of Representatives and Senate, viewed 23 September 2013

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