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Department
Law
Course
JSB178
Professor
Mark Lauchs
Semester
Spring

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JSB178 Week Four Lecture Notes Ethics Public Sector Ethics  Those characteristics that make a person a good public servant  What is the role of a public servant in the community?  What would you expect of such a person? Queensland Public Sector Ethics Act 1994 Ethical principles:  Integrity and impartiality  Promoting the public good  Commitment to the system of government  Accountability and transparency Integrity and Impartiality In recognition that public office involves a public trust, public service agencies, public sector entities and public officials seek to promote public confidence in the integrity of the public sector and: o Are committed to the highest ethical standards o Accept and value their duty to provide advice which is objective, independent, apolitical and impartial – (remember frank and full advice) o Show respect towards all persons including employees, clients, and the general public o Acknowledge the primacy of the public interest and undertake that any conflict of interest issue will be resolved or appropriately managed in favour of the public interest o Are committed to honest, fair and respectful engagement with the community Promoting the Public Good In recognition that the public sector is the mechanism through which the elected representatives deliver programs and services for the benefit of the people of Queensland, public service agencies, public sector entities and public officials: o Accept and value their duty to be responsive to both the requirements of government and to the public interest o Accept and value their duty to engage the community in developing and effecting official public sector priorities, policies and decisions o Accept and value their duty to manage public resources effectively, efficiently and economically o Value and seek to achieve excellence in service delivery o Value and seek to achieve enhanced integration of services to better service clients. Commitment to the System of Government (1) In recognition that the public sector has a duty to uphold the system of government and the laws of the State, Commonwealth and local government, public service agencies, public sector entities and public officials: o Accept and value their duty to uphold the system of government and the laws of the State, the Commonwealth and local government o Are committed to effecting official public sector priorities, policies and decisions professionally and impartially o Accept and value their duty to operate within the framework of Ministerial responsibility to government, the Parliament and the community (2) Subsection (1) does not limit the responsibility of a public service agency, public sector entity or public official to act independently of government if the independence of the agency, entity or official is required by legislation or government policy, or is a customary feature of the work of the agency, entity or official. Accountability and Transparency In recognition that public trust in public office requires high standards of public administration, public service agencies, public sector entities and public officials: o Are committed to exercising proper diligence, care and attention o Are committed to using public resources in an effective and accountable way o Are committed to managing information as openly as practicable within the legal framework o Value and seek to achieve high standards of public administration o Value and seek to innovate and continuously improve performance o Value and seek to operate within a framework of mutual obligation and shared responsibility between public service agencies, public sector entities and public officials. Ethics Terminology There are five main ethical approached:  Deontology (action based)  Consequentialism (action based)  Virtue Ethics (character based)  Environmental Ethics (issue based)  Theories of Justice (issue based) Note: in practice these may all overlap. Kant’s Categorical Imperative  Kant tried to create a scientific approach to ethics based on pure reason.  He wanted a set of rules that could be relied upon the same way as Newton’s Laws of nature.  Thus, reason demands that you must follow them.  Unlike modern science, both
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