Is what's legal always ethical, or does it sometimes take moral courage to stand up against authority? How important a quality is a strong ethical framework in a good leader? These are some of the questions considered by businessman Geoffrey Cousins in the second annual Vincent Fairfax Oration, organized by the St James Ethics Centre.
Geoffrey Cousins is a businessman and community leader. In his diverse career he has been the CEO of advertising agency George Patterson and Optus, served on the boards of Telstra and PBL, as well as founding chair of the Starlight Foundation and Sydney's Museum of Contemporary Art. He was also heavily involved in opposing the Gunns Pulp Mill in Tamar Valley, Tasmania. In 2007 he published a novel entitled The Butcher Bird.
Julian Francis Xavier Morrow is an Australian comedian and television producer from Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. He is best known for being a member of the satirical team The Chaser.
As a member of The Chaser he has appeared on several ABC television programs including "CNNNN" and "The Chaser's War on Everything," of which he is also executive producer.