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You’ll never believe who we trust least

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A Reader’s Digest survey has found politicians and the Corby sisters to be the least trustworthy people in Australia.

The survey, which ranks the nation’s most trustworthy people, found convicted drug smuggler Schapelle Corby and her sister Mercedes to be less trustworthy than politicians, mining magnates and business people.

The top spot went to neurosurgeon and Cure for Life Foundation founder, Dr Charlie Teo, who scored an average of 7.9 out of 10 amongst the 1200 Australians surveyed.

Those included in the top 10 also included actor Hugh Jackman and entrepreneur Dick Smith, according a report by the Sydney Morning Herald.

This is the 10th year that a medical specialist has taken the top gong of most trustworthy person.

Also making appearances high in the list were Crown Princess Mary of Denmark and scientist Karl Kruszelnicki.

Australia’s most trustworthy politician is independent senator Nick Xenophon, who ranked 68th, well above Tony Abbott who was ranked 79th.

Australia’s richest person, mining magnate Gina Rinehart, came 93rd, outranking radio entertainer Kyle Sandilands and bookie Tom Waterhouse.