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Australians frustrated by Commonwealth-state relations as regional voters abandon major parties

Finn McHugh
By Finn McHugh
Updated October 18 2021 - 7:18pm, first published 1:01pm
Former Labor leader Simon Crean says voters want to see more collaboration between the Commonwealth and the states. Picture: Jay Cronan

Nearly two-thirds of Australians believe the Commonwealth and states have not collaborated well during COVID-19, and support for political leaders has dropped dramatically since February, a new study suggests.

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Finn McHugh

Finn McHugh

Federal Political Reporter

Finn McHugh has been federal political reporter for The Canberra Times since July 2021. He joined the Canberra Press Gallery in 2019 where he was executive producer of Sky News's AM Agenda, before joining NCA NewsWire as a federal political reporter. He has previously interned at the Kuwait Times.

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