Category Archives: Law
Judgement is vital for human and social flourishing
Recently, I attended an event sponsored by Accountability Round Table about evaluation of programs proposed by our democratic parliaments for Australian citizens. The speaker was Peter Baume, retired federal minister, who served in the Senate from 1974-1991. In his speech he made … Continue reading
Tabcorp’s murky Cambodian adventure
Is this the type of business Australians want Australian business Boards and management to be about? We think this reporting by Nick McKenzie, Richard Baker, Michael Bachelard, Daniel Quinlan of Fairfax is what journalism needs to be about: if Australian … Continue reading
When should our elected governments break political conventions?
Australia still follows Westminster in allowing key principles of democratic accountability to operate according to convention. This article in the Conversation by Richard Mulgan, Emeritus Professor, Australian National University is worth a read: if you’re interested in the political process … Continue reading
How Corruption and Conflicts of Interest Stalk the Newsroom!
This publication, “Untold Stories“, edited by Aidan White of the Ethical Journalism Network (EJN), highlights stories of corruption and conflicts of interest in media activities that influence various countries in the world. AMEP has neither the capability nor the resources … Continue reading
Education in its current form NOT the answer to Struggle Street!
In a TED Talk by Ken Robinson: How to escape education’s death valley, there could lie a partial answer to the problems of our fellow Australians depicted in SBS’ Struggle Street. How could economic thought, cultural studies, social policies and … Continue reading