Commonwealth Bank CEO Ian Narev received a healthy remuneration package in 2016 despite scandals involving the bank.
Studies show performance-based incentives for CEOs do not lead to better organisational performance.
Trump and Clinton shakes hands
We asked a group of scholars to listen to Clinton vs. Trump and pick just one quote to react to. Here’s what the experts heard.
Apple didn’t know about the vulnerability until the iPhone hack.
Rich rewards are on offer to people who can help private companies develop software to exploit vulnerabilities in technology such as smartphones. It might be legal but is it ethical?
Can a Czech soldier justify assassinating a Nazi leader when he knows that it could lead to thousands of innocent citizens being murdered in revenge? If so, how?
Should a future parent consider the impact more people will have on the Earth?
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A philosopher of 'procreation ethics' at the center of a controversy over having kids explains why we can't ignore the population question in an era of climate change.
Parents’ role as medical decision-makers is sometimes questioned when they don’t choose the recommended treatment for their child.
It is ethical for doctors to accept a treatment option parents want – providing it is good enough – rather than insisting on what they believe is the best possible treatment for the child.
Great Britain’s Mo Farah celebrates winning the gold in the men’s 5000m at the Rio Olympics.
Watching sport is more than just an entertaining experience. As the 2016 Olympic Games again highlighted, it can enrich and improve our lives in many more complex ways.
Hillary and Bill Clinton at the DNC, July 28, 2016.
The media’s obsession with the indirect ways in which a single charitable foundation advances a single candidate’s career misses the point.
Are you setting a good example for others to follow?
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Put otherwise good people in an environment created by a psychopathic boss and they could end up with ethical blindness.
One person’s ethics is another person’s self-indulgence.
A moral philosopher considers whether you should vote out of fear.
Female dingo in Oxley Wild Rivers NP, New South Wales.
Dingoes are being used to kill feral goats in Queensland, but is this just another form of cruelty?
There’s an old saying in journalism: “All news is local”. It means that news, wherever it comes from, needs to engage the interest of its local audience if it is to succeed. But read today’s paper, or…
One ethical consideration: How customizable should avatars be?
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A key element of enjoyment, it turns out, is the ability to fully experience a game. What ethical obligations do game designers have to ensure this?
Guns collected for the LA County annual Gun Melt.
People with different views on guns don't just see guns differently, they see the world differently.
Research shows people generally approve of cars programmed to sacrifice their passengers to save others, but aren’t so keen on riding in such vehicles themselves.
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Although they think it’s 'more moral,’ most people would not buy a driverless car programmed to make choices for the greater good.
When did revellers stop rebelling?
The grizzly, or brown, bear in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem is posed to lose protections under the Endangered Species Act.
Jim Peaco, Yellowstone National Park
The grizzly bear of Yellowstone is expected to be delisted from the Endangered Species Act. But a survey of grizzly bear researchers finds flaws in how wildlife experts evaluate scientific data.
Does teaching ethics come with obligations?
A prominent ethicist was recently accused of manipulating younger women into sexual relationships. A philosopher argues that being an ethicist comes with obligations. Otherwise, what is ethics for?
What if robots turn against us?
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The threat from dangerous AI systems is vastly underappreciated and under-researched. If we don't study them, we can't fight them – or prevent them.
Stockbroker Oliver Curtis leaves at lunchtime with his wife Roxy Jacenko at the Supreme Court of New South Wales in Sydney.
It doesn't matter how much Oliver Curtis and John Hartman stood to gain from insider trading, what matters is what we all lose from market tampering.