The Trust Project

About the Project

The Australian Centre for Financial Studies in partnership with Monash Law School in association with academic collaborators in Sydney and Brisbane are embarking on an integrated program of research on rebuilding trust in our institutions across business, government, the media and the non-governnmental organisation sectors.

The purpose of the project is to address the trust crisis in Australian financial services and to develop strategies to respond to this crisis.

The key outcome of the research will be the development of an Australian Financial Services Trust Index which will report annually on the state of trust across the sector. With this annual reporting it will be possible to track the state of trust over a period of time, to detect trends and to identify emerging issues for attention by the sector.

For more details, contact Yianni Katiforis at

Steering Committee

  • Prof Simon Bronitt, University of Queensland
  • Prof Sarah Derrington, University of Queensland
  • Prof Douglas Guilfoyle, Monash University
  • Prof Pamela Hanrahan, University of New South Wales
  • Prof Gary Magee, Monash Business School

Professor Justin O'Brien

Project Leader, The Trust Project