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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




Make Love Not War

QR Moratorium

Scan the QR code for the Library Reseource List on the Vietnam War Moratorium OR Search catalogue using the keywords: Vietnam War Moratorium.


The moratorium movement and the end of the Vietnam War

Thousands in Moratorium Campaign to oppose the Vietnam War.

Vietnam Moratoriums

Moratoriums and the Opposition


Indigenous Civil Rights Movement

Rascism. No Way (NSW Government, Education and Communities 2013) is an excellent resource for this topic.


Freedom Rides

Freedom Rides 1965  (National Museum Australia) 

QR code for Freedom Rides

Scan the QR code for Library Resources on Freedom Rides

Tent Embassy

tent embassy

tents stay put

Tent Embassy

Scan the QR code for Library Resources on Tent Embassy


Referendum 1967

(Scan the QR code to locate Library Resources)

Websites on Indigenous Civil Rights 

Journey to Fight Racial Discrimmination

A fight for Aboriginal Civil Rights


80 Days that Changed our Lives

80 days

Timeline of 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.


How to Paraphrase


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.

(Oxford Dictionary)


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


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

White Australia QR

Scan the QR code to find the Library Resource List on White Australia Policy post - 1945

or search catalogue using these terms.


Land Rights

Mabo QR

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)


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