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This is assessment work done by Robert's group for the RE module: 'Working for Justice in Australia'

This is assessment work done by Robert's group for the RE module: 'Working for Justice in Australia'

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  • 1. RACIAL DISCRIMINATION IN AUSTRALIA Social Justice Assignment - Robert, Craig, Christina, and Jess.
  • 2. Social Justice Issues involved in the movie - ‘Mississippi Burning’
    • There are many social justice issues throughout the movie Mississippi Burning. These include:
    • domestic violence
    • racial violence seen by the unfair and unjust bashings against black people and an officers wide who tried to do the right things.
    • Movie set in a small Mississippi town in 1964
    • Black people were not classified as equal; inhuman. - Currently in Australia there are issues that relate to the ones in the movie; these include:
    • The treatment of Aboriginal people in the widespread Australian community.
  • 3. What is the Government doing about the issue?
    • Australian government (State and Federal) and the development of the racial discrimination act, 1975.
    • Departments key responsibility to ensure respect to Indigenous Australians
    • Racial Discrimination Act prevents any discrimination on the bases of race in any form of public life. This includes; employment, buying property, advertising, and accessing public places.
  • 4. Catholic teachings regarding the issue
    • Treat others as you would like to be treated
    • ‘ The good Samaritan’
    • It must be aggressively resisted by every individual and rooted out of every social institution and structure.
  • 5. How do we as a school address the issue?
    • By expressing good values and performing the right attitudes to Indigenous people, we practice and appreciate the teachings in Biblical form and throughout the Catholic religion.
    • Anti-bullying policies
  • 6. What can we do as individuals?
    • Following the right values set by our School
    • Following Catholic teachings set by the Church and in the Bible
    • Following the ‘anti discrimination act’ set in 1975.