Why do you think that timing is important in ethical behaviour?

Timing is a central element in ethical behaviour. This is because time has meaning. If HIH (Australian insurance company) pays back its debt 10 years after its demise, that is different to if HIH pays back its debt after 1 year or less. The only difference in these two things is time, however the time gap would have vast impact (e.g. financial impact, emotional impact). Therefore it can be concluded that timing can be ethical or conversely, unethical.