“Only 50 years ago persons with intellectual disabilities were scorned, isolated and neglected. Today, they are able to attend school, become employed and assimilate into their local community” (Nelson Mandela). Prior to the later part of the 20th century people with intellectual disabilities were often ridiculed, treated unfairly, feared, and locked away in institutions. According to Rhonda Nauhaus and Cindy Smith in their article Disability Rights through the Mid-20th Century, The laws of any nation reflect its societal values. The real life issue of discrimination towards people with intellectual disabilities in the United States and Australia is demonstrated in the novel, Of Mice and Men by showing how this issue affects one of the main characters, Lennie Smalls.
Kerry then describes how he and the rest of the soldiers tried to rationalize the destruction of the Vietnam land by thinking they were in fact saving the people. It is here that Kerry personifies America by explaining how her morality was lost. He also used this time to call out the false image of American soldiers being kind and gentle, “My Lai and refused to give up the image of American soldiers who hand out chocolate bars and chewing gum”(John F.
I don’t see it as an attraction to Marbuk himself; although it might have been; but the fact that he encompassed the culture that she had been torn from and was instinctively drawn to. Aboriginal people were often cast as property, being thought as less than non- Aboriginal Australians and the only way they would be accepted was to share in the ‘white’ interests, beliefs and lifestyle. Both were punished for breaking the tribal ‘Skin Law’, something of which Jedda had no idea about but was punished by the tribal females while the ‘death song’ was cursed upon Marbuk, who had known that his actions of kidnapping a young Jedda would anger the tribal elders by “taking a girl of the wrong skin.”
Another thing the autobiography talks about is the history of the indigenous people in lines 3-8 page page 91 from “Every Day Is a New Day” says that Mankiller learned a great deal from indigenous people, governance, and land. Last but not least the autobiography talks about Mankillers personal thoughts and feeling for example line 18-19 page 91 from “Every Day Is a New Day” Mankiller was exploring the Island and that had many new feeling and thoughts in it like “Dreamlike.” Now the biography talks about three main things too. The first one is Mankillers childhood for example lines 1-4 page 87 from “Community Hero” it says that Mankiller came from a large family and
It is, and always will be, our American duty to give fair justice and opportunity for all American citizens. Throughout Johnson’s speech, there some key themes that reoccurred within it. Similar to what I
The treatment of refugees and asylum seekers in Australia is unacceptable and with mandatory detention it makes matters even worse. The treatment that families and children go through is a monstrosity. All of the reasons that have been listed is why ‘If I could change one thing about Australia’ it would be changing the way refugees are treated here and making them feel safe in Australia by connecting them to the
The two rhetorical devices that President Bush attributed into the speech of 9-11 focuses on the mourning of the victims and the strength of the United States. Bush demonstrated that with the use of metaphor and personification. Using the metaphor, he compared America to steel saying that America is like steel but can’t be bent. Personification was used to mourn the victims giving the traits of shattering to the world. World meaning the persons everything, that their whole world was that person and their passing away shows their world being
Living in Canada, we as Canadians take pride in our culture, kindness, hospitality, and sports. Everyone around the world views both Canada and Australia as kind, multicultural caring countries that accept refugees from war torn-nations. Although Canada and Australia are looked as peace-keeping countries, in the past the governments of both nations made a number of laws that had a major impact on the Aboriginal youth. I believe that the same piece of land we formed our country on is the same land built on blood, mistreatment, and oppression. To discover information on the treatment of aboriginal youth by the governments of Canada and Australia, as well as the similarities and differences of treatment, we must take a closer look back at both countries history and also at the period when the Juvenile Delinquent Act was enacted.
Alcohol related violence is becoming an increasingly large problem in Australia. One of the main forms of violence that has already claimed the lives of over 90 people in Queensland is the “king hit”. A king hit is “when a single blow to the head causes a victim to fall to the ground unconscious, either from the punch itself or the impact between the head and the ground. This can result in fatal skull fractures and subdural hematomas” (Pilgrim, Gerostamoulos, & Drummer, 2014). The problem of alcohol fuelled violence has escalated to the point that the Queensland government has passed new legislation that will reduce trading hours for licensed premises and restrict the sale of alcohol past 2am ("Overview of the Tackling Alcohol-Fuelled Violence Legislation Amendment Act 2016 for licensees | Queensland Government", 2016).
1. INTRODUCTION Corporal punishment is a common problem all over the world (United Nations, 2008). South Africa has adopted a Human Rights constitution, ratified the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) in 1995, and legally abolished corporal punishment in schools (Republic of South Africa, 1996, A-47; South African Schools Act, 1996). However, it is still a challenge for some South African teachers to abandon corporal punishment as a disciplinary practice.
In the 143 years since Gardiner was thrown out of Australia their has been a lot of differing accounts of his origins in NSW? The general consenses was that according to his prison records Gardiner was stated as having been born and raised at Boro, near Goulburn. However, confusion in some quarters still abounds as to those matters. As with everything concerning Gardiner there is an air of mystery and many falsehoods, that for the time was a benifit to the career criminal, but now, with new and easy access to much that in years gone by would drive a researcher insane, the advent of Trove thru the NLA and Ansestry provides the patient searcher with unqualified truth regarding much about Gardiner and the other bushrangers associated with his
Roach, 48, an Aborigine, is being aided by considerable legal muscle. Those assisting her free of charge include silks Ron Merkel, QC, and Michael Pearce, SC, leading corporate law firm Allens Arthur Robinson and the non-profit Human Rights Law Resource Centre. Roach, jailed for at least four years in 2004 for negligently causing serious injury in a car accident, recently completed a master 's degree in creative writing and is pursuing a doctorate. "She 's personally very interested and committed to prisoners ' rights and political participation, and particularly the rights of indigenous people," Human Rights Law Resource Centre director Philip Lynch said.
Freedom of Speech, the right to vote, and the right to equality in public places. These are all basic rights that everyone in this world should have. All over the world, including in Australia discrimination of these rights occurred for the native people of the land. This happened because of their race and skin colour.
After reading Isabelle Knockwood’s book Out of the Depths, residential schools really opened my eyes on what really happened to the Aboriginal peoples who were sent there. Knockwood did a very good job explaining what she went through during the long 11 years that she was at the residential school. It’s still hard to believe that human beings would do that to other humans. Knockwood was one of the many people sent to the Indian Residential School in Shubenacadie from 1936 to 1947. She grew up in Wolfville Nova Scotia along with her three brothers and one sister: Rosie, Henry, Joe, and Noel.
The continuing issue of social and emotional wellbeing (SEWB) for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, is one that needs to be addressed in order to raise struggling health outcomes that compromise the lives of Aboriginal people. This is underlined by the fact that suicide, in 2014, was found to be the fifth leading cause of death in Indigenous populations, as well as one of the significant factors leading to a high life expectancy gap (ATSISPEP, 2016). It was also found that compared to the non-Indigenous Australian rate of suicide, Aboriginal people were twice more likely to attempt to end their life (Department of the Prime Minister and the Cabinet, 2017), which has consequently lead to the creation of policies and recommendations