Virtue Signalling

  Virtue Signalling
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Westpac documents reveal what caused bank’s 29 million breaches

November 28: Westpac hosted an extravagant lunch dedicated to the fight against human trafficking in 2016, …

US-based reporter and globally recognised human trafficking expert Christine Dolan was the guest speaker at the event, and since the lunch was held, the bank has also released an annual ‘Slavery and Human Trafficking’ statement touting its ‘zero tolerance’ for the criminal practice.

The Westpac website also boasts a commitment to a slew of noble causes, including the environment and sustainability, human rights and indigenous reconciliation – but the unfolding scandal prompted a slew of commentators and members of the public to slam the bank’s ‘virtue signalling’.

In another embarrassing twist, Westpac was also caught advertising for a Financial Crime Program job in the midst of the massive child exploitation scandal.

‘Westpac is passionate about financial crime and recognises that we have a responsibility to protect our communities from criminals who seek to use bank systems to store, obtain and move money’, the job ad, which is still visible on LinkedIn, states.


Virtue Signalling

To take a conspicuous but essentially useless action ostensibly to support a good cause but actually to show off how much more moral you are than everybody else.
Source: Urban Dictionary