Date & Time

Wednesday, 12 June 2019
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm AEST

Location

Connor Court Book Room, 146 Boundary Street, West End, 4810, QLD

Corporate Virtue Signalling – Brisbane

Dr Jeremy Sammut and Senator Amanda Stoker – former lawyer and federal prosecutor, Stoker has been a LNP senator for Queensland since March 2018. Sat down to have a conversation about what can be done to stop corporate political meddling and to ensure that business keeps out of politics.

Major Australian companies are increasingly involved in contentious political debates – such as Indigenous Recognition – that are not the business of business, and are all in the name of what is known as “Corporate Social Responsibility”.

In his new book Corporate Virtue Signalling: How to Stop Big Business from Meddling in Politics, former CIS Senior Research Fellow Dr Jeremy Sammut, argues that if the CSR activists operating inside Australia businesses get their way, companies will become political players campaigning for ‘systemic change’ behind ‘progressive’ social, environmental, and economic causes.