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MEDIA RELEASES AND STATEMENTS

STEP INTO A SANCTUARY AT FESTIVAL OF DANGEROUS IDEAS

Festival of Dangerous Ideas (FODI) has unveiled its 2024 theme, Sanctuary, with a program for curious minds on 24-25 August 2024. The home-grown, globally renowned festival returns to Sydney for the first time since 2022, with its twelfth edition set to delight and disrupt Australian audiences across one weekend. DOWNLOAD MEDIA RELEASE

MAY 2024

OPEN LETTER TO TREASURER MAKES ECONOMIC CASE FOR ETHICS, TO DELIVER $45 BILLION PER YEAR

A remarkable cross-section of Australian society has backed a submission to the Albanese Government to fund the establishment of the Australian Institute of Applied Ethics (the ‘Ethics Institute’) in the May Budget. DOWNLOAD MEDIA RELEASE

FEBRUARY 2024

CREATING SPACE FOR THE CONVERSATIONS WE NEED TO HAVE: THE ETHICS CENTRE'S 2024 PUBLIC PROGRAM

The Ethics Centre reveals a year stacked with meaningful collaborations, unheard voices, thought-provoking events and Australia’s original disruptive ideas festival, the Festival of Dangerous Ideas. DOWNLOAD MEDIA RELEASE

JANUARY 2024

NEW PODCAST UNPACKS THE SHARE MARKET

Life and Shares is a new concise, four-episode podcast series, presented by The Ethics Centre, that uncovers the ethical issues to consider when playing the share market. Hosted by The Ethics Centre’s Cris Parker, Life and Shares features interviews with experts from different industries to help listeners better understand the system so that they can make informed decisions. DOWNLOAD MEDIA RELEASE

NOVEMBER 2023

NEW YOUTH ADVISORY COUNCIL FOR THE ETHICS CENTRE

Seventy-four people, aged 13 to 25 years from across Australia, expressed interest in the opportunity to help shape Centre’s future strategy. The 2023 Council is a diverse group made up of high school and university students and early career entrants located in regional and metropolitan areas across Australia. DOWNLOAD MEDIA RELEASE

JUNE 2023

THE ETHICS CENTRE ANNOUNCES INAUGURAL 2023 RESIDENTS

From a strong field of quality applications, this year’s cohort showcases original thinking and ethics-engaged projects from a diversity of practitioners including writers, cultural leaders, business professionals, researchers, performance makers, veterinarians, artists, playwrights, designers and activists. DOWNLOAD MEDIA RELEASE

APRIL 2023

BRINGING PEOPLE TOGETHER FOR CONVERSATIONS THAT MATTER: THE ETHICS CENTRE ANNOUNCES 2023 PUBLIC PROGRAM

Protest, punishment, power and partnerships: The Ethics Centre has unveiled its public program for 2023 featuring free residencies, thought-provoking presentations and pertinent conversations – with a focus on how to bring ethics to the centre of everyday life. DOWNLOAD MEDIA RELEASE

FEBRUARY 2023

THE CONSTITUTION IS INCOMPLETE. SO LET'S FINISH THE JOB.

Amidst national conversations on the proposed referendum about the Voice to Parliament, Dr Simon Longstaff AO recognises the opportunity to make our Constitution whole through the recognition of First Nations people. DOWNLOAD MEDIA RELEASE

NOVEMBER 2022

EXPLORE THE ETHICS OF SECRETS AND OF HOLIDAYS

The Ethics Centre has announced the latest ‘The Ethics Of…’ events, a popular and intimate series that tackles the meaning, mess and morality of everyday issues. Each event is more than just a talk; led by Australia’s best philosophers, they are intimate and engaging conversations that involve thought experiments, live performance and opportunities for participants to share their experiences, views and learn from each other.  DOWNLOAD MEDIA RELEASE

NOVEMBER 2022

FRANCES HAUGEN TO HEADLINE FODI 2022

Truth, trust, tech, tattoos and the taboo: Australia’s original disruptive festival, the Festival of Dangerous Ideas (FODI), has unveiled a compelling and incisive in-person program of big ideas, dicey topics and critical conversations to be held at Carriageworks, Sydney from 17-18 September. DOWNLOAD MEDIA RELEASE

JULY 2022

DR TIM DEAN JOINS THE ETHICS CENTRE

Dr Tim Dean has joined The Ethics Centre as Senior Philosopher, where he will be helping to engage the public around pressing contemporary ethical issues. DOWNLOAD MEDIA RELEASE

FEBRUARY 2022

COP26 - THE CHOICE OF OUR LIVES

Ethics is about how choices are made. It identifies and examines the drivers of choice and ultimately helps us to discern what is good or bad, right or wrong, in the choices we make. At its most fundamental level, ethics underpins the world we make. So, in every respect, what happens in Glasgow is a matter of ethics. DOWNLOAD MEDIA RELEASE

OCTOBER 2021

AUSTRALIA'S ETHICAL OBLIGATIONS IN AFGHANISTAN

After 20 years of waging war in Afghanistan, Australia, the United States and its allies have withdrawn from the field – leaving the Taliban back in power. In retreat, what is the obligation of countries like Australia to the Afghan people? DOWNLOAD MEDIA RELEASE

SEPTEMBER 2021

THE EROSION OF PUBLIC TRUST

Christian Porter’s decision to accept an anonymous donation of one million dollars to help cover his personal legal costs has not merely raised questions about his personal judgement. It has exposed larger issues about the extent to which some of our government ministers understand the demands of political leadership in a democracy.  DOWNLOAD MEDIA RELEASE

SEPTEMBER 2021