There’s a strong trend in a lot of organisations to try to address ethical issues through system design, behavioural economics and nudging. Dr Matt Beard understands the motivation behind it but has concerns about that development. He says building skills in philosophical ethics could assist public servants in their response to complex issues and boost public trust.
via The Mandarin ,24 June 2021See More
Cranlana Centre Lead Moderator Peter Mares believes now is the best time for public servants to reset personal motivation and re-imagine common concepts like consultation and collaboration, with the support of ethical allies.
via The Mandarin, 1 April 2021See More
Neil Scales OBE, Vincent Fairfax Fellow and Cranlana alumnus, reflects on the challenges he’s faced as Queensland’s Director-General, Transport and Main Roads, during COVD-19. A leader who brings a strong ethical focus to his work, Neil says consistency and clarity of communication has enabled him to make and implements some of the most complex and difficult decisions of his career.
The Mandarin, 4 December 2020See More
In this piece for Inside Story Cranlana’s Lead Moderator Peter Mares explore the ethics of the federal budget, and says the government needs to do more to share the risk.
Is the current taxpaying generation behaving unethically by allowing the government to amass a $213 billion deficit to inject life into the economy, and leaving others to pick up the tab?
In reality, the government had little choice but to spend on a vast scale. What might make that spending more or less ethical in intergenerational terms will depend at least partly on the effectiveness of the budget measures according to the government’s job-creation goals.
via Inside Story, 7 October 2020See More
In a poll last month 45% of Australians said the main purpose of our democracy is ensuring all people are treated fairly and equally, including the most vulnerable. Which is why, says Travers McLeod, CEO Centre for Policy Development and Cranlana moderator, Australians are uneasy about outsourcing essential services.
Recent history hasn’t been good for outsourced services, from quarantine hotels to the aged care sector, so as we face the biggest labour market disruption in a generation government needs to be an active player in service delivery.
via The Australian, 13 July 2020See More