Regenerating Integrity and Trust in Australian Institution

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Convened by Professor Adam Graycar AM and Dr Adam Masters

The Fellows of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia recognise and respond through their disciplines to matters of national concern.  In its November 2018 Annual Symposium the Academy will bring the social sciences to bear on the loss of trust in public and private Australian institutions that poses unacceptable risks to our civil society.

Media sources have been quick and persistent in identifying everything from incompetence to malfeasance in the institutions that we have come to trust. Our banking system, our government, our educational institutions, religious organisations, charities, businesses, professional sports… all have been found wanting in ways that lessen our trust in them, make us cynical and threaten our hope for the future.  Can trust be restored, by what means, and how long might be required to regenerate the trust that a civil society depends upon?

Ms Sunny Hutson
ASSA’s Public Engagement Manager
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The Academy 2018 Symposium

Regenerating Integrity and Trust in Australian Institution

Proceedings of the Symposium – download here.

Session One: Mapping the Problem | Facilitated by Ms Michelle Grattan AO FASSA
Ms Michelle Grattan – Media
Mr Scott Ludlam – Politics
Professor Stephen Parker AO – Higher Education
Dr Cassandra Goldie – Community
Mr Grant King – Business & Industry

Session Two: Leadership & Trust – it begins at the top | Featuring Professor Leon Mann AO FASSA & Dr Nicole Gillespie

Session Three: How do the social sciences deal with studying integrity, corruption and trust? Perspectives from different disciplines | Facilitated by Professor Glenn Withers AO FASSA
Professor Garrett Cullity FASSA – Philosophy
Dr Kath Hall – Law
Em. Professor Leslie Holmes FASSA – Political Science
Professor Naomi Soderstrom FASSA – Management
Professor Frank Bongiorno FASSA – History
Professor Valerie Braithwaite FASSA – Psychology
Professor Fiona Haines FASSA – Sociology
Mr Ross Gittins AM FASSA – Economics

Session Four: Presentation by Mr Stan Grant

Session Five: Assessing Australia’s National Integrity System
Featuring: Professor AJ Brown FAAL
Professor Janet Ransley
Em. Professor John McMillan AO
Professor Adam Graycar AM FASSA

Session Six: Where to from here? Regenerating trust and posing solutions | Facilitated by Professor Jane Hall FASSA FAAHMS Academy President-Elect
Ms Melinda Cilento
Mr Scott Ludlam
Professor Stephen Parker AO
Professor Valerie Braithwaite FASSA
Mr Stan Grant
Professor Adam Graycar AM FASSA
Dr Cassandra Goldie
Mr Ross Gittins AM FASSA

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