Note I prefer an Australian social policy, but this is not essential... as long as it is current somewhere in the world
Due 14 April
Word length: 1500 words
Purpose: In this piece of assessment, students will be required to write an opinion piece for a major Australian newspaper. The opinion piece will be based on a public policy issue of interest to the student. The opinion piece is to capture the student’s opinions in relation to the policy and topic area in a clear and articulate manner. The opinion piece is to be referenced where appropriate.
The opinion piece will be assessed and marked on the following criteria:
• Demonstration of a clearly developed argument and understanding of the public policy issue chosen.
• Clearly demonstrates how the public policy issue links to current policy debates.
• Ability to engage with the topic through reading and research. Use of literature and coverage of relevant information on the policy area and breadth of research.