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14 November, 2018

What’s the point?

Writer: Robert Garran  How many reports or articles have you read where it takes an awfully long time for the author to get to the point—or perhaps when you’re not even sure what the point is by the time you’ve […]
1 November, 2018

The boy who cried awesome—sensationalism in language

Writer: Susannah Bishop There was this young lad, a shepherd, whose main thrill for the day was to cry ‘help!’ ‘wolf!’ out loud, then lean back and watch with amusement as neighbours, friends and bystanders would attend in a frenzy, […]
24 October, 2018

Dear admins: You are the heart of your company

Administration in any company is not the most exciting, appealing or life-changing role. It’s a role that many may not feel overly proud of. Days can be slow, long and draining and they’re often filled with monotonous, repetitive tasks I’m […]
9 October, 2018

How to describe a bridge and other uses of grammar

Ah, grammar. It structures how we communicate, giving us the rules for how to describe and articulate ideas and concpets. You either love it or loathe it. More likely than not, your sentiments are the latter … and in many […]
26 September, 2018

On ‘nother’ and why it is the best word

You might think you’ve never heard this word … and you’re probably quite sure that you’ve never said this word … But you’re probably also wrong. Let’s set the scene: It’s Thursday and you’re on your lunch break. Your workmate says, ‘We’d […]
10 September, 2018

The benefits of a cost benefit analysis

Allocating resources, goods and services efficiently is vitally important to government. Cost benefit analysis can help policy-makers consider consequences and costs when assessing the value of new policy. Essential to conducting a good cost-benefit analysis is determining what factors must be included. What […]
23 August, 2018

Our name and that funny η

How did we come up with the name Ethos and what is that funny η that appears after our name in our logo? Ethos CRS was set up by CEO, Chas Savage, in 2005 and initially started as a speechwriting […]
2 August, 2018

The policy problems with Facebook and self-driving cars

Over the past twenty years we have seen advancements in artificial intelligence that policy-makers and regulators have been hard-pressed to keep up with. These advances represent real problems for policy-makers and governments … How do we create the regulatory conditions […]
16 July, 2018

Why the way you give feedback matters

At a recent Cabinet meeting, President Donald Trump reportedly chided his Homeland Security Secretary, Kirstjen Nielsen, for not doing enough to secure the country’s border with Mexico. An official at the meeting said the conversation was ‘angry and heated’. Nielsen […]
27 March, 2018

Monitoring employees: Should you or shouldn’t you?

Have you ever wondered how much time you spend goofing off or checking Facebook at work? Certainly, managers and supervisors think about this—a lot. Some employers are now installing monitoring programs on employee computers. Programs now can keep track of […]
28 November, 2017

Policy solutions do grow on trees!

Policy solutions do grow on trees! An informative video about how to build an issue tree to solve policy problems. Music by: https://www.bensound.com/
10 October, 2017
Gold star

A gold star for Ethos CRS

Sometimes, everything goes right. Tony Turner is the trainer for our presentations skills courses. As the former head of drama at the ANU and the author of a book on voice technique, we expect no less than success. However, last […]
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