The Elusive Business of Ethics
Ethics is both an ancient and a complex topic, studied over the centuries by many eminent thinkers. This article discusses some important aspects of ethics as understood by various writers, and shows how to apply such insights in the world of business.Read more
Do Ethics Matter in International Business Diplomacy? A Look at Australia and the AUKUS Alliance
International diplomacy is a fact of life in a globalised world, with ongoing implications for international business. This article discusses some of the issues that arise when the two intersect, with particular focus on Australia’s relationship with France in light of the AUKUS alliance.Read more
Gamble Responsibly: Social Responsibility or Ethical Dilemma?
Just as online gambling raises many ethical issues for provider and consumer alike, so does the marketing of such “entertainment”. This article discusses many of the difficult ethical issues involved, issues which have only become more pressing during extended lockdowns because of Covid.Read more
Artificial Intelligence (AI) Use in the Health Care Context: Ethical Challenges and Solutions
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is now a fact of life in many of our daily activities. But, as this article demonstrates, nowhere are the ethical implications as profound as they are in healthcare, where decisions about life and death are involved.Read more
Has Covid Made Organisations More Ethical?
Ethics is good for business. While businesses acting poorly make good news stories, businesses acting ethically are less newsworthy. This article seeks to demonstrate that good ethics is good for business.Read more
Professional And Business Ethics: Private Security in Australia
During Covid, the Australian private security industry has been frequently in the news. This article draws on what it means to be a professional in the traditional, “white-collar” sense, and how ethical standards of professionalism have become more relevant than ever to the new demands being placed on this industry.Read more
The Ethics of Repairability
To repair or not to repair? This article discusses why this is indeed a major ethical question for our world of increasingly disposable goods.Read more
Sustainable Development and Ethics
For truly sustainable development, the poor need to be empowered to negotiate for fair and equitable benefit sharing. This article discusses why Developing countries need to be supported, and local and indigenous communities must be empowered to make choices and decisions on matters that impact their livelihoods and environments.Read more
Is It Ethical for Profitable Businesses to Keep Job Keeper Payments?
In Australia, there has been considerable debate about Job Keeper – the program set up by the Federal Government to keep employees linked to their employer in the early days of the Covid pandemic. This article discusses the various ethical issues that arise for businesses who benefitted from the scheme but in hindsight did not need it.Read more