The Ethics Centre

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An independent not-for-profit exploring ethical questions through events, business consulting & free counselling services.

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Over the last financial year, we’ve programmed our events to provide the safe spaces for conversations about subjects that are really bothering people. These included an examination of the ethics of outrage in an online world, and an IQ2 debate on privacy for children online. As we launch into a new year, we're exploring new ways to make a difference in the world. Thanks for those who support us by attending our events.
Read more in our latest Annual Report, available now on our website.
Did you know that last financial year, we increased the capacity of our free counseling helpline Ethi-call by more than 1,000 hours per year? That's hundreds more people we can now help with their challenging ethical dilemmas 📞 You can read more about how we brought ethics to centre of everyday life by checking out our latest Annual Report on our website. It's a great read 📖 And beautifully designed by @lifewithglider 🎨
Did you know almost 4,000 people attended our #iq2oz Debates this year alone? Next year we're celebrating 10 years of Intelligence Squared in Australia! Join us and help make it our best year yet. Subscription packages on sale now via the link in our bio.
Clive Hamilton thinks that even if humans manage to survive in the foreseeable future, everything we've done to the planet shows that we don't deserve to. Do you agree? Come and hear the renowned author and public intellectual at our next IQ2 Debate: Humanity is designing its own demise. Tickets are selling fast - don't miss our last debate of the year.
Attn: Tassie peeps! #Undisciplined is a brand new 2 day festival celebrating and showcasing the creative industries in Tasmania, and our Executive Director Simon Longstaff is a speaker! It's happening 19-21 October. Tickets on sale now via the @creativeislandtas website.
Science & health journalist Signe Dean is pretty optimistic about the future? Are you? 
Join her and other future-thinking experts at our last IQ2 Debate of 2017: Humanity is Designing its Own Demise. Tickets selling fast:
From Pauline Hanson's recent burqa-wearing in parliament, to calls for plebiscite boycotts, are our public displays of dissatisfaction still having the effect we want? And given the violence that frequently surrounds public demonstrations, are they the best course of action for achieving change? 
Join us as we rally together to explore the Ethics of Protest with crowd favourite,
criminologist Michael Salter.
The Ethics of Protest
Thursday 28 September, 6.30pm
@ The Ethics Centre, Castlereagh St, Sydney.
According to the AEC, more than half a million 18-39 year olds aren't on the electoral role. So tonight, from 5-8pm, @viceau, @fbiradio, @broadsheet_syd, @pedestriantv and Junkee are working together to ensure their respective audiences register or update their voting details ahead of the same sex marriage postal plebiscite. At TEC, we think it's vital all Australian voices are heard on marriage equality. ✔️Register or update by midnight tomorrow, 24 August, and have your say! #enrolandupdate
Weekend reading sorted 👌 @newphilosopher
We are in a new era growing and changing population, economic failings and headwinds, changes to our environment, and the mix of biodiversity on our planet. Jokes about AI taking our jobs are commonplace. Is humanity headed straight for our own destruction? Or do we have real reasons to be optimising about the future? Join us for our last IQ2 debate for 2017, "Humanity is designing its own demise" on Tuesday 24 October. Speakers to be announced shortly. Tickets via the  link in our bio
At this week's #iq2oz debate, we heard stories from brave audience members whose lives had been changed for the better, and for the worse after going to prison. Do prisons too similarly resemble methods of punishment like torture, as Michel Foucault suggests?
Stay tuned for the full video of the debate, online on Facebook & YouTube soon.
Nyunggai Warren Mundine at #iq2oz prisons debate earlier this week. He, along with @julianburnside argued that prisons in Australia don't work. A majority 64% of the audience at the end of the night agreed with them.