/ 13 September 2023

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Would you trust a real estate agent over a firefighter? Of course you wouldn’t – and neither would most other Aussies, according to this year’s Governance Institute of Australia Ethics Index. Joining firefighters in the good books were paramedics, with healthcare being rated as the sector with the most integrity. Pharmacists are up there too – something the Albanese Government will no doubt have in mind as it pursues reforms… Politicians were at the bottom of the pack in last year’s index… but their image improved (slightly) over the previous year, leaving real estate agents at the bottom as the least ethical profession. Media was ranked as the least ethical sector (except for The Squiz, no doubt…). The survey also found that, on the whole, Aussies care about ethics now more than in past years. As for the future, the big ethical concern is AI.

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