This is a collection of 200+ articles about refugees. It includes articles about the Australian government’s refugee policy over time, policies and approaches internationally, articles on the western Europe migrant crisis of 2015, “explainers” on why refugee intake number vary across Europe, and a long-read essay by Julian Burnside on Australia’s approach to refugees and what it says about our national character.
Identify and analyse implicit or explicit values, beliefs and assumptions in texts and how these are influenced by purposes and likely audiences
Civics and Citizenship > Levels 9 and 10 > Government and Democracy > VCCCG028
Discuss the role of political parties and independent representatives in Australia’s system of government, including the formation of governments, and explain the process through which government policy is shaped and developed
Explain the values and key features of Australia’s system of government compared with at least one other system of government in the Asia region
Explain the Australian government’s roles and responsibilities at a global level, including provision of foreign aid, peacekeeping and the United Nations
Civics and Citizenship > Levels 9 and 10 > Laws and Citizens > VCCCL032
Explain how Australia’s international legal obligations shape Australian law and government policies, including in relation to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
This collection provides valuable sources of content on contemporary social issues in civics and citzenship education as it relates to social justice and Australian society.
The range of persausive texts provided will also be highly valuable in secondary English classrooms for issues based studies. The authors draw on current research and academic study in the field and present the ideas in a mode appropriate for classroom use.