ACU has several ethics institutes that seek to understand, respond to, and influence key ethical issues of our time. All of them work from within the Catholic intellectual tradition and are dedicated to the pursuit of knowledge, the dignity of the human person, and the common good.
Plunkett Centre for Ethics
Studies ethical issues in healthcare and biomedical research, promoting the values of compassion and fellowship, intellectual and professional excellence, and fairness and justice.
Generates new approaches and new thinking on key public policy issues. It is shaped by the proposition that understanding the contemporary world also means considering religion and the foundations of faith as important and enduring features of the social and political landscape, both in Australia and globally.
Nationally recognised for expertise in child protection, and in preventing and responding to the abuse and neglect of children. It enhances outcomes for children, young people and families through quality research, program evaluation, training and community education, advocacy and policy development.