As trust in politicians and governments continues to erode in Australia, if anything our elected representatives are ramping up their attack on voter trust by lying more flagrantly and more often.
That politicians lie will come as no surprise to voters -- apart from anything else, they constantly insist that their opponents are lying. The period of Tony Abbott's leadership of the opposition saw systematic lying about the impact of the Gillard government's carbon pricing scheme. But -- whether it's the effect of Liar-In-Chief Donald Trump on political standards worldwide or not -- our federal politicians (and governments in particular) are setting new standards in lying. This is a list of the more recent efforts at blatant deception of voters: