A Dilemma of Citizenship

This week Fred and Matt have a short ethical discussion prompted by some real world news that has been frustrating Fred. During a global pandemic, what is a government’s responsibilities to its citizens, and in what circumstances should citizens be facilitated to come back to Australia?

Should citizens with roots in other countries be allowed to make full use of Australian social programs, should the government get them back here in COVID? What about citizens in danger overseas, even those who may not have upheld their social responsibilities? This episode is an interesting brush with applied ethics.

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