PM Glynn Institute

Public policy for the common good

As ACU’s public policy think tank, the institute’s brief is to contribute to deeper thinking and new conversations about important issues confronting the Catholic community and Australian society, to help renew and strengthen our life in common.

Ethos 2022


Chris Uhlmann, political editor at Nine News, gave the keynote address at the launch of Ethos in Canberra on 9 December. He was joined by Vice-Chancellor Professor Zlatko Skrbis, and Rachael Falk, Chief Executive Officer of the Cyber Security Cooperative Research Centre, to discuss the need to strengthen a shared identity to meet the challenge posed by the rise of authoritarian regimes led by China. Ethos is a new series of events to discuss the big public ethics of the day and what they mean for the future of Australia.

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Our work streams

The institute’s work is centred on three major work streams: Democracy in a Religious World; The End of Human Rights?; and Strengthening Hope, Renewing Confidence. The aim is to provide a clear-eyed, evidence-based survey of the political and sociological landscape, and the opportunities and challenges for the years ahead.

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The institute also undertakes a range of stand-alone projects to highlight evidence and perspectives which can be overlooked in the discussion of contentious issues, such as religious freedom, palliative care and euthanasia, Indigenous recognition, and social cohesion, trust and belonging in Australia.

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