Ethos: public ethics and the future of Australia

Ethos is a series of major events focussed on the big public ethics issues of the day and what they mean for the future of Australia. We bring together leading thinkers and figures shaping public discussion to tackle current and emerging challenges for our life in common.

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Ethos speakers and participants are drawn from Australia and around the world, ranging across academia, politics, government, business, media, culture, and the arts. Each event connects thought-leaders and practitioners from a wide range of fields with ACU scholars and experts to discuss the issues shaping the national conversation and some of the questions they raise for public ethics.

Responding to Catastrophes | Sydney 31 August

The Institute's first Ethos event for 2023 tackles the ethical resources we have for dealing with a world plagued by catastrophes. Join the conversation with National Anti-Corruption Commissioner Paul Brereton SC, ACU's Professor of Sociology Bryan Turner and Plunkett Centre Director Bernadette Tobin at Ethos 2023's Sydney event, presented with Loreto Kirribilli on 31 August.

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Harnessing Artificial Intelligence | Brisbane 25 October

How do we respond to the challenges presented by the cascading advances in artificial intelligence (AI), as it opens up a whole world of possibilities? Join Queensland's Chief Customer and Digital Officer Chris McLaren, UTS Human Technology Institute's technology director Sally Cripps and ACU's Queensland Bioethics Centre director David Kirchhoffer and be part of the conversation at Ethos 2023's Brisbane event, presented with the Assembly of Catholic Professionals on 25 October.

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Ethical Housing Policies | Melbourne 2 November

Access to housing in Australia is not becoming any easier, especially for people who are struggling. What are the ethical bearings we should take to navigate the many competing economic and social considerations involved? Join the conversation with former MP and minister Tim Wilson, McAuley Community Services for Women CEO Jocelyn Bignold and ACU's Professor John Haldane at Ethos 2023's Melbourne event on 2 November.

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Past events

Download the Ethos 2022 brochure

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Harnessing social media for the common good

The launch of Ethos

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