Unethical public sector behaviour: there’s an app for that!

Using an app in the struggle to ensure ethical actions by politicians and others in Australia.

The New B.P

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A smartphone app designed to be used to confront bad behaviour and dodgy ethics in the workplace5bffa15e76893ea4c1a195f63963e6fc6dcdfc193992012will be released later this year.

61e707c68ea519c6d51237b14d9cf7efGovernment News spoke to Howard Whitton from Brisbane company Ethicos, which is behind the app, about how it can be used to ensure public servants are more ethical, knowledgeable and better behaved.

One of the big selling points of the Ethicos app is an issue-specific Fairness Toolkit of short animations based on real-life scenarios and covering areas such as workplace bullying, sexual harassment, conflict of interest, fraud, identity theft, misconduct and abuse of office.

Mr Whitton and his Ethicos Group colleagues, most of whom have been specialising in ethics and integrityin Australia’s State and federal public services for over two decades, says each of the scenarios is designed to present “a short slice of life in a realistic way.”

“We aim to keep…

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