Corbys not trusted by Australians

A CONTROVERSIAL Gold Coast family has found itself below politicians when it comes to who Australians find most trustworthy.

Drug smuggler Schapelle Corby is ranked 99th in the annual Reader’s Digest Australia survey, with sister Mercedes coming in last (100th).

Despite Schapelle’s continued insistence of innocence, the family’s conduct since her release from a Bali jail earlier this year seems to have done little to change the public’s view.


The sisters even sit behind entertainer Rolf Harris, (91) who is currently facing child sex charges

The Brisbane Times reports, top spot went to Dr Charlie Teo, neurosurgeon and founder of the Cure for Life Foundation, scoring an average of 7.9 out of 10 on the commissioned survey of 1200 Australians.

Others in the highest ranks included burns specialist Dr Fiona Wood, Youth off the Streets founder Father Chris Riley, Crown Princess Mary of Denmark, Clean Up Australia founder Ian Kiernan and scientist Karl Kruszelnicki.

Entrepreneur Dick Smith and actor Hugh Jackman are in the top 10.

New Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove was this year’s standout high achiever in 12th position.

Independent senator Nick Xenophon was deemed Australia’s most trusted politician, in 68th spot. Former PM Kevin Rudd came in at 76 while Prime Minister Tony Abbott was 79th and Clive Palmer came in at 90 out of 100.