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A man takes a selfie with the Olympic rings in front of the New National Stadium in Tokyo on the same day the International Olympic Committee announced the 2020 Summer Games would be postponed. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Postponing the Olympics is the right call — curbing the coronavirus pandemic matters more than money

The decision to reschedule the Olympic and Paralympic Games was the right move. But how should we decide whether and when the Games should now be held?
In 2010, the ethics content of a federal licensing exam for financial advisers was reduced. www.shutterstock.com

Study finds ethics can be taught – in finance, at least

Investment advisers who passed a licensing exam with more ethics questions were one-fourth less likely to engage in misconduct than those with less ethics training, according to a new study.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison has asked his department to probe whether Bridget McKenzie was in breach of ministerial standards in her handling of the sports grants program. Mick Tsikas/AAP

Why we need strong ethical standards for ministers – and better ways of enforcing them

Our government has grappled for years to devise ethical standards for ministers and other officials. But codes are only part of the answer – MPs must also take responsibility for their own conduct.

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