Ethics

The Australian Defence Doctrine Publication (ADDP) number 007 articulates how the Australian Defence Force understands and applies military ethics. The Doctrine provides a foundation for understanding ethics and a guide for ethical training and development across the Australian Defence Force. Like all Doctrine, however, judgement is required in its application. This contribution hub encourages discussion and informed thinking about the application of military ethics through the fours lenses of:

  • Virtue (What should I do to be a good person?)
  • Duties (Whether the act itself is right)
  • Motive (Whether the motive or intention for acting is right) and
  • Consequences (Whether the consequences of that act will be right).
consequences

Consequences

Whether the consequences of that act will be right

motive intent

Motive

Whether the motive or intent of the act is right

Duty

Duties

Whether the act itself is right.

Virtue

Virtue

What should I do to be a good person