Indigenous Australian And Non Indigenous Australians Essays

890 Words Apr 10th, 2016 4 Pages
Indigenous Australian Youth
Introduction (100 words)
Although the ongoing efforts to close the inequality gap between Indigenous Australians and non-Indigenous Australians, statistics show that Indigenous Australian youth still face significant disadvantages. This report will discuss the disadvantages Indigenous youth face in education and the criminal justice system by using up-to-date statistics to illustrate this. Additionally, this report will link these disadvantages with unit concepts to further explain why these forms of inequality are occurring and continuing.
This report will refer to key concepts; the definitions are provided here. Indigenous Australian Youth refers to both Aboriginal and Torres State Islander individuals between the ages of 5-24, except in reference to the criminal justice system where youth is ages 0-17. Life chances refer to the opportunities to succeed in life, given to us at birth by chance (Carpenter and Ball, 2012, 64). Lottery of birth refers to circumstance an individual is born into that they have no control over (Carpenter and Ball, 2012, 64). Structural inequality arises when certain individuals having more opportunities in life to prosper than others (Carpenter and Ball, 2012, 64).
Education (400 words)
One of the key areas where Indigenous youth experience high levels of disadvantage is the education system (Mechielsen, Galbraith, White, Andrew, 2014). In 2015, the National Assessment Program, Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN), a…

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