(2007). What potential might narrative therapy have to assist Indigenous Australians reduce substance misuse? Australian Aboriginal Studies, 1, 71-82. 3. Feather states “a multidisciplinary perspective when conducting research on work, employment, and unemployment” should be taken.
Alternative dispute resolution mechanisms offer many advantages for Aboriginal people over traditional court proceedings. “Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities should be able to implement models in their own communities, which recognise traditional cultural values and traditional structures of decision making.” (Behrendt 1995, p.6) Behrendt also argues that alternative methods of dispute resolution should be developed that embody the cultural values of Indigenous people and are perceived as acceptable by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, these would be ideally and necessarily be developed by the Aboriginal communities themselves. “In Australia, Indigenous peoples recognise that real change in our situation requires a fundamental shift in the structures of power which will allow Indigenous people to regain control over their own lives.” (Poynton 1994, p.68) Dodson who is the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner also argues “Genuine change will only occur when there is a genuine redistribution of
Use sociological imagination to identify position in Australian society today? What social factors have shaped who you are? Sociological imagination: connection between personal troubles and social structures (using different perspectives) Asian family heritage in Australia: • Not religious or spiritual • Low-income family • Very practical • More conservative School: • More detached and used to brevity of friendships • Internet: • Choose peer group (less necessity for conformity) • Different ideas (broader perspective) - reinforced • American influence Conclusion: • Oh my god, I’m still changing? It’s difficult to find a balance between someone you want to become and someone
LAW REFORM “ Evaluate the effectiveness of Law Reform in achieving justice for individuals and society. ” Law Reform is a vital tool used for progressing the legal system toward more equitable and just outcomes for individuals and society. The process of law reform investigates existing State and Commonwealth Laws, in order to adapt and improve the law in line with societal values. The abolishment of Capital Punishment (1967), the introduction of Native Title (1998) and the historic case, Starvation of Ebony (2007) are three valuable examples of such law reform. In the aftermath of these events, each case was carefully assessed and changes were implemented as a result of the inadequacies in the pre-existing legal regime.
1St Academic Essay Due date: 25th march 2012 Does Australia have a class system? What are the social forces that shape perceptions and realities about class in Australia? This essay will examine the questions” If Australia has a class system? If so, what are the social forces that shape perceptions and realities about class in Australia? It will argue that Australia not only has a class system but that class system has a four tier class structure incorporating the upper class, the middle class, (which is divided into three fairly distinct groups), the working class, and the underclass.
Plausible approach uses Alkire and Foster (2011) framework to measure intensity of deprivation in key indicators of human development dimensions. An individual is identified as deprived when the number of dimensions in which the person is deprived is at least above some minimum cut-off number dimension (k). If the number of deprived dimensions falls below the cutoff (k) then the person or the household is not considered poor. Multi-dimensional poverty measurement is typically represented by dimensional achievement which look as follow Indicators [■(x_ij&⋯&x_id@⋮&⋱&⋮@x_jn&⋯&x_nd )] Households Such that, the achievement of any household in all indicators, which is a row of matrix are represented by d-dimensional vector for
Equality and Difference in Australia Essay Examining: factors that influence commonality and difference social differentiation conflict and cooperation power and authourity Equality: equality opportunity to access what the society has to offer includes health, education employment opportunities and political representation. Social differentiation: is the process by which members of society are categorised in terms of ethnicity, sex, age, income, employment and education. Discrimination: is based upon prejudice and is any act or action carried out by a person or group against another based on prejudicial ideas. It can be direct or indirect. Power: ability to influence someone to do something they would not normally do Authority: legitimate use of persuasion/ influence Conflict: disagreements in society, incompatibility with decisions Cooperation: society working together to the same end.
Saffin was a source I could engage with in a meaningful way to benefit my essay. I used a multifaceted approach to my argument that yes INTERFET very much did benefit East Timor but there were questions about the delay it took the international community to initiate INTERFET and the motives behind the Australian lead intervention. I drew from academic historians and foreign policy researchers such as Wheeler and Dunne, documentaries such as “A License to Kill” by the ABC’s Mark Davis (which used a large variety of primary source in that) and first hand accounts from Janelle Saffin. Taking into account a wide variety of perspectives this essay sets out see the real effects of
Interactionist / social action theories recognize that social life is socially constructed and relative to time and place. It actively challenges stereotypes. 4. Common sense views lack validity and reliability. Sociological knowledge has relatively greater reliability and validity.