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Planning a communication strategy isn’t unethical. Have a nice day Photo/Shutterstock.com

Science communicators must consider short-term objectives while keeping their eyes on the prize

Scientists who engage with the public may have goals about influencing policy or behavior. But they also need to think about the short-term objectives that will help get them there.
Anyone can use a discretionary trust but the beneficiaries of trusts are usually all part of the one family or extended family. Joel Carrett/AAP

Family trusts often cause more harm than good

Overwhelmingly, trusts are used to minimise tax, avoid paying creditors and to avoid the fair division of property after a relationship breakdown.
Trump and Lavrov in the Oval Office on May 10, 2017. (Russian Foreign Ministry via AP) Russian Foreign Ministry via AP

Why Trump’s White House leaks

Whispering secrets is a sign of a lack of trust.
Divided we fall. AAP/Reuters/The Conversation

Help us restore trust in experts

We’re keen to collaborate with more Australian media organisations to help restore some of the trust we’ve all lost.
Commonwealth Bank of Australia CEO Ian Narev attends the parliamentary inquiry into the banking system. AAP Image/Lukas Coch

Business Briefing: fixing culture in banking and finance

Business Briefing: fixing culture in banking and finance. The Conversation19.7 MB (download)
"Banking culture" has drawn a lot of scrutiny this year, after several high-profile scandals. But Professor Paul Kofman says there isn't much evidence for how to intervene if there's a problem.
Businesses need to consult customers to work out what is reasonable when it comes to using and securing their data. www.shutterstock.com

Business Briefing: Trusting business to take care of your data

Business Briefing: Trusting business to take care of your data. The Conversation14.7 MB (download)
Businesses need to take the lead to show customers and governments that industry can handle data management, says former ACCC chief Graeme Samuel.
Cathy McGowan is a community-minded representative who seeks to build her electorate’s capacity to respond to rural challenges. AAP/Tracey Nearmy

The Indi Project: who do Indi voters trust to run the country?

Indi has a potentially large number of floating voters at the local scale, mirroring the situation nationally. What do the people of Indi think about issues of trust?

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