Indigenous Australians

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  • The Pros And Cons Of Indigenous Australians

    Australia is a multicultural society with 2.5% identified as Indigenous (ABS, 2012). When Europeans colonized Australia in 1788 they called it ‘terra nullius’, which means empty land. The Indigenous Australians were denied any legal claims to the land and classified as part of the fauna. They had to deal with disease, violence, forced relocations and their children were taken and adopted out to white families. It took until 1967 to be recognized as citizens and receive the right to vote. Despite this progress, Indigenous Australians are still more disadvantaged than non-indigenous Australians, so much that they are sometimes called ‘fourth world people’. They experience significant disadvantages in a range of social aspects that reflect generations of neglect by the government (Aberdeen, Carter, Grogan & Hollinsworth, 2013). But not only the government sees the Indigenous Australians as subordinates, casual racism – or everyday racism – is very common. It’s a subtle…

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  • Indigenous People In Australian Society

    who came there with purpose of establishing a new penal colony to supplant the America. Actually, there were Aborigines inhabiting on the land for over 50,000 years before European settlement. The Aborigines had no concept of possession, since they have lived there for 40,000 years. Therefore no one could claim for the land and had no data to prove it. The British concluded that the land is ownerless land. They drove out the indigenous people and occupied their land. As it commonly happens with…

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  • Indigenous Australian Criminal Justice System

    Indigenous Australians are grossly over-represented in the criminal justice system. However, the true extent of this over-representation differs between individual areas. Despite indigenous Australians only making up two per cent of the population, they accounted for over twenty seven per cent of the total prison population in 2014 (ABS). This high rate of imprisonment is not due to indigenous people being more likely to commit crime than other Australians, but rather indigenous Australians are…

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  • Advantages And Disadvantages Of Indigenous Australian Society

    Indigenous Australians are significantly disadvantaged in modern Australian society. It exists because white Australian public believe that Australia is a post-racial society and claim to be anti-discrimination while ignoring increased incarceration rates, deaths in custody, and lasting effects from political wrongs committed against indigenous Australians. The sociological imagination is a concept used to see how situations in society occur and play out based on how people differ in terms of…

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  • Indigenous Australian Criminal Justice System: A Case Study

    Indigenous over-representation in the criminal justice system has been the focus of numerous reports, discussions and research projects since the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody in 1991 (Wahlquist, 2016). Revealing unacceptably high Indigenous imprisonment rates, the data is grim, indicating that even though comprising less than 3% of the population, Indigenous people represent almost 33% of the prison population, and over 50% of all young people in detention (Australian…

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  • Social Media Influence On Indigenous Australians

    Australian media has always been a prevalent force associated with Indigenous Australians. Ever since the mass spread of information through media was invented, it has been used as both a negative and positive way to promote certain agendas. Social media is also a mechanism that is changing the way Indigenous Australians interact and use media, and has had an important impact on Indigenous Peoples around the world. Despite many changes for the better in regards to how the media is used to…

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  • Reflection On Developing Knowledge And Skills To Work Effectively With Indigenous Australians

    and skills to work effectively with Indigenous Australians in the field of psychology. In order to do so, we need to explore concepts of culture, identity, belonging, cultural positioning, and social and emotional wellbeing. The majority of work in this course will be examining self and developing an understanding of one’s own learning needs. Individual Learning Outcomes Setting your own Learning Outcomes: Consider your knowledge of “culture” in general (that being your own culture and…

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  • How Did Mabo Treat The Australian Indigenous People

    Australian indigenous people lived on this land for up to 60,000 years before Europe discovered the country and claimed settlement. The ingenious people lived their own lives, spoke their own language and had their own lifestyle. They believed they belonged to the land. They lived semi nomadic lifestyles traveling seasonally letting their previous land to re-flourish. This all changed in 1788 when the British claimed settlement. Australian indigenous people could no longer live the way they…

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  • Reflective Essay On Aboriginal Culture

    from many other non-indigenous Australians. My cultural identity and perceived place in Australian society have presented hardships and challenges such as racism and discrimination - inherent prejudices or preconceived ideas regarding Australia 's indigenous people, access to health and welfare services, unemployment and substance addiction. My story is one of hardship but also one of triumph - I am a survivor. As with many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, I am afflicted with diabetes.…

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  • Aboriginal Mental Health Case Study

    history. The Aboriginal Australians had an impact of colonisation, legislation and the stolen generation which has created a major hardship for them. These problems are continuing today with an impact on Aboriginal people and their mental health. As a result, of the impact of their history, problems such as anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder and depression are becoming more ordinary in Aboriginal communities across Western Australia. The media plays a major role to solve most difficult…

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