Lead Moderator Peter Mares responds to Kristina Kenneally’s recent article on the need to addresses Australia’s migration rules.
“In one sense, Kristina Keneally’s article in Sunday’s Age and Sydney Morning Herald is a timely reminder that Australia’s migration rules need to be reassessed — just as the pandemic should prompt a review of the tax system, welfare arrangements and our fragmented approach to housing and homelessness.
However, says Peter, Labor can’t claim to be encouraging a reasoned discussion about a sensitive and divisive topic while framing the issue in simplistic, binary terms.
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Like it or not, says our Lead Moderator Peter Mares, the virus has brought government back into vogue: it is government that subsidises wages and extends credit, it is public hospitals on the front line of the pandemic, it is tax dollars fuelling research into a vaccine. While businesses and community groups contribute to tackling the virus, we look first to government for solutions.
This puts public officials under immense pressure. They must make quick judgements, aware that any misstep will have profound repercussions. A pandemic has made morality the subject of everyday conversations and thrown the ethics of decision making into stark relief.
Canberra Times, 5 May 2020See More
Ro Allen, Commissioner for Gender & Sexuality and part of Cranlana’s alumni, says “Cranlana called us into that space where you understand that making the right decision calls for bravery.”
Equipping senior leaders with the courage to make ethical decisions in challenging circumstances is what Cranlana Centre’s programs do, so that they can help build a better society.See More
Philosophy was once a woman’s world, ranging across Asia, Africa and Latin America. The female-inclusive and non-European perspective on the history of philosophy carried on in Europe for hundreds of years. Then, within one generation, it was removed from the canon. What impact has this had on how we think about ourselves, and build our systems?
via Aeon Media, 23 November 2018See More