What is Social Justice?
Social justice principles
Social justice is what faces you in the morning. It is awakening in a house with an adequate water supply, cooking facilities and sanitation. It is the ability to nourish your children and send them to a school where their education not only equips them for employment, but reinforces their knowledge and understanding of their cultural inheritance. It is the prospect of genuine employment and good health: a life of choices and opportunity, free from discrimination.
Source: Mick Dodson, Annual Report of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
Social Justice Commissioner, Australian Museum, 1993.
“A state or doctrine of egalitarianism (Egalitarianism defined as 1: a belief in human equality especially with respect to social, political, and economic affairs; 2: a social philosophy advocating the removal of inequalities among people)” - Merriam-Webster Dictionary
Scan the QR code for the Library Reseource List on the Vietnam War Moratorium OR Search catalogue using the keywords: Vietnam War Moratorium.
Scan the QR code to locate Library Resources on Vietnam War Conscription or
search library catalogue using the keywords: Vietnam War Conscription
Indigenous Civil Rights Movement
Rascism. No Way (NSW Government, Education and Communities 2013) is an excellent resource for this topic.
Freedom Rides 1965 (National Museum Australia)
Scan the QR code for Library Resources on Freedom Rides
Scan the QR code for Library Resources on Tent Embassy
(Scan the QR code to locate Library Resources)
Websites on Indigenous Civil Rights
Asylum Seekers Resources
Resource List form TGS Library
(Scan QR Code for List for Tampa Resources)
Tampa and beyond ClickView Video
Tampa enters Australias waters with 433 Asylum Seekers on Board (80 days that changed our lives ABC includes video)
Refugees: The Tampa Case pdf (Julian Burnside)
The Tampa Affair 10 years on (Sydney Morning Herald)
80 Days that Changed our Lives
This timeline is a must see for all students in Australian Studie. It contains many of the social justice issues since 1945.
Nuclear Waste Dump
Nuclear Waste Dump Muckety Station (website)
Muckarty Nuclear Waste Dump (document from ANZRC)
Muckarty Station Traditional Owners (pdf ANZRC)
Muckarty Station (document ANZRC)
No NT Nuclear Waste Dump ( Environment Centre NT)
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Definition of Bias
Inclination or prejudice for or against one person or group, especially in a way considered to be unfair.
e.g. There was evidence of bias against black applicants.
The bias towards younger people in recruitment.
CARS Website Evaluation
If you want the best information and information suitable for your research needs then you have to evaluate each website you use to ensure that it is a good website.There are a number of questions you need to ask yourself when you decide whether a webpage is useful or not.
Credibility - Is the author an expert who cares about the quality of the information.
Accuracy - Is the information accurate and current.
Responsible - Is the information unbiased.
Support - Is the information easily able to be checked.
Australian Human Rights Commission Information Sheets
Saving the Franklin Video
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Conservationists Blockade Dam Construction on the Franklin (80 Days that changed... ABC video)
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White Australia Policy
Scan code to locate Library Resource List for White Australia Policy post 1945
Fact Sheet: Abolition of the White Australia Policy (Dept of Immigration and Border Protection)
ClickView video - Rise and Fall of White Australia
White Australia Policy
Scan the QR code to find the Library Resource List on White Australia Policy post - 1945
or search catalogue using these terms.
Scan the QR code for Library Resource List on Land rights movement Mabo or
search the catalogue using those terms.
Mabo decision (80 days that changed our lives ABC)