Should private lives be subject to public scrutiny?

Paula McDonald was a guest on Radio National ‘The Minefield’ presented by Waleed Aly and Scott Stephens, discussing the Joyce affair and the lack of basic agreement on fundamental questions: Should the ‘private lives’ of public figures be the objects of scrutiny? Is there a difference between the virtues demanded of those who hold public office and the character we would desire to see in individuals quacitizens? Should workplaces be places where one might reasonably pursue sexual conduct?  Click here to listen to the audio.