DATE: Wednesday 20 October 2010
VENUE: Theatre A, Elisabeth Murdoch Building, The University of Melbourne
being human in a civilised community …
being civilised in a human community … :
reflections on the Harvester Case
In the Harvester case of 1907, the President of the then Court of Conciliation and Arbitration laid out the foundations for the fair and ethical treatment of employees at work. In recent years debates about the structure and operation of our industrial relations system and events in the wider business community have again focused attention on ethics in the workplace. In this 25th Foenander lecture, Dr Longstaff evaluates ethics in the contemporary workplace and its implications for organisational policy and practice and the wider community.
About the speaker
Dr Simon Longstaff is the Executive Director of St James Ethics Centre where his role is to encourage the process of integrating ethical considerations into the strategic thinking of the management community and those who advise and regulate them. More generally, Simon Longstaff encourages and contributes to the active discussion of ethical questions amongst the widest possible audience. Dr Longstaff was inaugural President of The Australian Association for Professional and Applied Ethics and is a director of a number of companies. He is a Fellow of the World Economic Forum. His first book Hard Cases, Tough Choices was published in 1997.
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