In this episode, we look at why Australian voters are becoming increasingly cynical about the people in power who lead our nation. Nance speaks to Griffith University Research fellow and lecturer Ferran Martinez Coma, about the sometimes surprising voting habits of Australians in his comprehensive study for the Australian Electoral Commission. He says that cynicism if left unchecked, is a threat to the democratic process, and it’s critical that politicians rebuild the trust of Australian citizens. And Nance also speaks to Griffith Review assistant editor Jerath Head about his top ten summer political reads to keep you company on the beach this holiday, as we look ahead to the pending federal election.