Doctors, soldiers, actors and sportsmen are among the most trusted people in Australia.
The doctor who helped develop spray-on skin for burns victims — 2005 Australian of the Year Fiona Wood — has kept her title as our most trusted person in the Reader's Digest Australia's Most Trusted People 2009 survey.
Poll newcomer Mark Donaldson, the Australian Special Air Service trooper who became the first person in 40 years to be awarded the country's Victoria Cross, was ranked as the person Australians most trusted after Dr. Wood, the Herald Sun reported.
Trooper Donaldson saved injured fellow servicemen in a Taliban ambush in Afghanistan by opening himself to enemy fire.
The 750 people surveyed had to arrange 100 names from most to least trusted.
Others in the top 10 were retired cricket great and anti-cancer campaigner Glenn McGrath, actor Hugh Jackman, philanthropist and adventurer Dick Smith and Denmark's Princess Mary.