Professional Ethics for Ministers

Posted on: Tue 28 Jan 2020

The Bridget McKenzie sports grant scandal has put scrutiny on the ethical standards our leaders are held to. With decreasing trust in governments internationally over the last two decades, new approaches to enforcing these standards are being considered.

This scandal is unique for being the first in which a minister has misused pubic funds for party political purposes – rather than personal conflict of interest. Comprehensive ministerial standards have been established and re-endorsed, although new issues have arisen – urging new amendments.

Howard Whitton, Visiting Fellow at the University of Canberra joins Breakfast’s Tom Mann and Zoe Kounadis to discuss this matter.

Produced by Leon Bishop

Image sourced: G20 Argentina (CC by 2.0)


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