According to Matt Beard, ethicist and Program Director of the Vincent Fairfax Fellowship, in Australian politics near enough should not be good enough – and there is nothing like an integrity commission to show us we deserve better. In this interview, Matt describes the Berejiklian saga as a telling example of how Australians do not expect politicians to be ‘clean-handed people’.
Via The Mandarin, 18 January 2022See More
Perhaps one of the strangest arguments in ethical philosophy is the notion of a different ethical standard, value, or duty existing for those we are personally connected to versus those we relate to in public life. What is at question is not the rightness or wrongness of individual actions, but how we are to act depending on our relationship to those who have committed an immoral or unethical act.
via Epoché Magazine, December 2021See More
As 2021 draws to a close, it’s tempting to give in to the familiar conceit: “I can’t wait to put this year behind me!” But wishing away the year that was is attempting to leave the pandemic in the past (if, indeed, it lets us do so), and doing so would mean to carry forward the range of social, political, and moral debilities it highlighted, leaving them unaddressed and us still in their thrall. In this article for ABC Religion & Ethics, Dr Matt Beard, ethicist and Program Director of the Vincent Fairfax Fellowship, considers the moral debilities the pandemic has exposed and what we can learn from this.
Via ABC Religion & Ethics, 17 December 2021See More
According to The Ethics Index 2021 – a survey of 1,000 people’s attitudes to ethical conduct across society – our perception of Australia as an ethical society has decreased compared to that of 2020. This drop in perception of ethical behaviour has been recorded across most industries, occupations and sectors, and is likely due to increased debate around the pandemic.
Via the ABC, 13 November 2021
Via Governance Institute of Australia, 17 November 2021See More
Dr Matt Beard, ethicist and Program Director of the Vincent Fairfax Fellowship, spoke with Geraldine Doogue for Saturday Extra on the ABC about conflicts of interest.
Via the ABC, 13 November 2021See More