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Working for Justice in Australia


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This is our Yr 10 RE assessment task. We feel that more people should know about this issue that affects thousands in Australia and millions in the world.

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Working for Justice in Australia

  1. 1. Poverty in Australia By Scott Simpson and Tom Nuttall
  2. 2. Reflections <ul><li>Some people may think that poverty is something that just happens in Africa and nowhere else in the world but it happens all around us,in Australia, NSW and even here in Wollongong. </li></ul><ul><li>We as individuals can help out pretty easily by instead of using your spare change on something useless, give it to a Salvos or Vinnies fundraiser and help out the less fortunate. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Racism and Violence
  4. 4. Racism and Violence
  5. 5. Catholic Teachings <ul><li>The doctrine of the common good also emphasises that we are connected with other people. </li></ul><ul><li>The common good is understood as the collection of social collections that make it possible for each social group and all of their individual members to achieve their potential. It means that each social group must take account of the rights and duties of individuals and groups must be harmonised under the common good. </li></ul><ul><li>People cannot reach their potential while they are living in poverty. </li></ul>
  6. 6. How does the school address this issue both directly and indirectly? <ul><li>At the end of the year, our school helps out the less fortunate families in the local community by raising money, gathering clothing and collecting food so they can a have great Christmas with a smile on their faces. </li></ul><ul><li>Just recently with families in Melbourne facing homelessness and poverty caused by the bushfires received over $4000 from our school </li></ul>