Implications for social justice and equity
Outcomes and Indicators
Select one of the consequences from the decision-making process above and examine it for social justice and equity implications.
Good examples are the M5 East Freeway emissions stacks-balancing out concerns about the affects of air pollution on surrounding suburbs with the benefits of improved road transport in Sydney.
Another example is, the situation of small island nations in the Pacific Ocean if greenhouse targets set at Kyoto continue to be ignored by developed nations.
Whatever issue you have chosen, develop, as a class, a set of protest posters to support those disadvantaged by the issue.
5.8 Accounts for differences within and between Australian communities
5.9 Applies geographical knowledge, understanding and skills to demonstrate active and informed citizenship
- Explains how decision-making processes can create differences between communities and how this can affect actual or perceived quality of life
- Demonstrates an understanding of the lack of equity that can be produced by some decision-making processes and the ensuing social justice issues by developing posters explaining the 'cause'
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