Tag Archives: Ethics

Moving from stew to stewardship: eating sustainably in 2012

Food. It used to be so simple. Now we’re burning corn for fuel, making meat in tubes, subsidizing cattle for more than many people’s incomes, refusing food not grown locally, and swearing off meat altogether. Allison Smith reflects on her relationship with food and what it says about the intersection...
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The paradigm shift that needs to be made for sustainable development – who needs to make it?

In her second post, as part of a 3-post series, Erin Nash describes and outlines the ‘moment’ in the world’s evolution that will be provided by Rio+20, which starts today. This 'moment' is a paradigm shift of universal proportions. She argues that a shift needs to be made at Rio+20,...
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International Volunteerism: who benefits most?

In international development, shrinking aid budgets and a increased desire to engage youth in global issues means that international volunteerism is increasingly relevant. However, how does this relate to the desired goal of sustainability? Based upon her experience working with an international volunteer organisation, Michaela Brown enters into this discussion,...
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The Australian Government goes viral on refugees

The Australian Immigration Department announced that it will film the first group of asylum seekers processed under the new deal with Malaysia and post the video on YouTube. This decision by the Australian Federal Government to use YouTube to communicate immigration policy is disturbing. Not only are their serious ethical...
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Is giving the greatest moral challenge of our time?

Considering the spate of recent natural disasters, the need to give has never been so high. However, from listening to our political leaders discussing Australia's plan for foreign aid, the relatively simple issue of giving has become extremely complicated. In this post, Weh Yeoh tries to make sense of the...
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