This topic builds on existing knowledge of the Australian welfare system to examine the different needs of disadvantaged and minority groups in Australian society. Students will look at the formal and institutional processes by which equal opportunity and access and equity are promoted, enforced and monitored. A range of specific issues will be considered, for example the needs of women, the poor, Indigenous people, rural communities, migrants, the disabled, the aged and students will be asked to critically examine government policy in each of these fields. Students will be expected to work at an advanced level and take responsibility for developing their own research project on a relevant theme.
This topic aims to:
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