The Consumption of Alcohol by Aboriginal People Is an Important Social Issue in Modern Australia, and as Such This Essay Will Focus on Exploring It in Relation to Current Literature

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Course: Bachelor of Applied Social Science ASSESSMENT DETAILS Unit/Module: Introduction to Contemporary Society Assessment Name: Academic Essay Assessment Number: 1 Term & Year: Term 2, 2011 Word Count: 530 DECLARATION I declare that this assessment is my own work, based on my own personal research/study . I also declare that this assessment, nor parts of it, has not been previously submitted for any other unit/module or course, and that I have not copied in part or whole or otherwise plagiarised the work of another student and/or persons. I have read the ACAP Student Plagiarism and Academic Misconduct Policy and understand its implications. I also declare, if this is a practical skills assessment, that a…show more content…
This included removal of children from their families - which had a disastrous ramifications on Aboriginals way of life and family (van Krieken et al.,2006). In conclusion, we can see that the influence of social factors have had a big impact on the way Aboriginals consume alcohol. As a result the activities and behaviours of Aboriginals need to be seen in it’s historical context and improvements need to be made for the inadequate living arrangement and social state that is being experience by many Aboriginals. References Australian Bureau of Statistics (2009) National Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander social survey, 2008. Retrieved from http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/mf/4714.0? OpenDocument Martin D, Brady M (2004) Human rights, drinking rights?: alcohol policy and Indigenous Australians. Lancet; 364(9441), 1282-3 Department of Health and Ageing. (2009, April 20). Men’s Health Policy Information Paper Executive Summary. Retrieved from www.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/ Content/mhipExecSum-09-mhipExecSum-09-ch2 van Krieken, R., Habibis, D., Smith, P., Hutchins, B., Martin, G. & Maton, K. (2006). Sociology (3rd Ed.). Sydney, Australia: Pearson Education Saggers S, Gray D (1998) Dealing with alcohol: Indigenous usage in Australia, New Zealand and Canada. Melbourne: Cambridge University Press ----------------------- In order to ensure

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