Assessment Type Policy Review
Aligned Learning a. Describe the political process and ideologies that underpin the Outcomes political process in Australia. b. Demonstrate an understanding of the structures, processes and relationships that lie “behind” the public face of Government in Australia. c. Describe the complex set of relationships and a range of players and their competing interests in the socio-political, cultural and economic discourses of the times.
Length 1200 words
Assessment 1 Details and Instructions
Purpose The purpose of this assessment is for students to critically analyse different policy positions by political parties in Australia on a key social issue to demonstrate an understanding of how ideology underpins these policy positions.
Assessment Details Each student is to choose a policy or social issue from state or federal election in the past 5 years. These could include: • Disability • Closing the gap • Domestic Violence • Mental Health • Gambling
Students are to review the policy positions from two different political parties in relation to this issue. Students will use the following framework to complete the text analysis: 1. Analyse the issue chosen, outlining key ways the problem or is issue presented and how the this is to be addressed 2. Show critical reflection of the information and arguments presented in the policy documents as an illustration of a particular political ideology of the party (for example, Human Rights, Marxist, Humanism, Neo-liberalism) 3. Discuss how the policy information presented in the document might impact on your practice as a social worker?
Unit Outline: SWSP1043 Government, Public Policy and Civil Society V1 (14/01/2020)
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