Adani's Carmichael Coal Mine and Rail Project factsheet : Our Great Barrier Reef. (Australian Marine Conservation Society)
Stop Adani destroying our land and our culture (Wangan & Jagalingou People/ Our fight
Adani Coal Mine (The Conversation)
Four Corners : Digging to Adani To view this on your laptop make sure allow pop ups from cmclibrary)
Each topic listed here has recommended resources / readings in it's box. Some of these are challenging reads, please stick with them in an attempt to deepen your understanding of your ethical issue.
ALSO .... please visit the English Issues page here ... all of the essential places to find information on your topic are here too!
Dangerous Dogs as Pets
Gambling Advertising during Televised Sport
Reducing National Parks for Development
Patenting Human Genes
Gun Control in Australia
Fair Trade Food
Taxing High Sugar Foods
Asylum Seekers and Detention Centers
Children and Vaccinations
Banning Live Exports
Taxing Internet Shopping
Increasing CCTV - Surveillance Systems
Super-Trawling in the Ocean (Fishing) - By-Catch, etc.
AFL & Helmets
Taser use by Police
Safety and Elderly Drivers
Hostage Situations with Australian Nationals
Restrictions on High Speed Police Chases
Restricting Wind Farms
Women on the Front Line in War Zones
Banning Jumps Race (Horses)
Nuclear Energy in Australia
Armed Officers on Train Stations at Night
Parents using IVF to select the Sex of their Baby
Ethical Consumerism (Fair Trade, etc)
Mandatory Organ Donations
Wage Equality in Sport (the Gender divide)
Foreign Investment in Australia
Places for Inspiration...
Human Rights Law Centre - Opinion Articles
More topics in Library Book Box.
Suggestions to SELECT an ethical issue:
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Containing resources that present multiple sides of a current issue—including information on key topics of interest to Australia/New Zealand researchers—this database provides rich content that can help students realise and develop persuasive arguments and essays, better understand controversial issues, and develop analytical thinking skills.
Resources for Critical Analysis
Australia/New Zealand Points of View Reference Centre over 150 topics, each with an overview (objective background/description), point (argument), and counterpoint (opposing argument). Each topic features a Guide to Critical Analysis which helps the reader evaluate the controversy and enhances students’ ability to read critically, develop their own perspective on the issues, and write or debate an effective argument.
This is a great place if your topic is here. There is a huge amount of information.
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Ethics Vol. 1, 2 & 3 by John Roth (Reference Volumes on Ethics)
Kept in the Library Reference Area or the Book Box.
A comprehensive place to find definitions and detail about controversial issues, good use of sub-headings. Highly recommended.
Browse through the textbooks on ethics we have in the Library. These will give you a clear idea of the central arguments for your topic. Titles:
Look at the document attached below for specific TV program information.
Ask yourself: Evaluate the reliability of this information you find.
Below are places where researchers have already looked at your topics and compiled resources and information together for you.
Issues in Society Books: These are an excellent resource.
Some topics are available as online ebooks through our Library Catalogue at school. You may save the ebook onto your computer to read at home.
Issues in Society Links (The crime section here includes slavery and human trafficking.)
Short video clips designed for schools on current topics.
BBC Religion and Ethics (UK)
Current ethics in the media.
BBC Ethics Guides (UK)
An excellent breakdown of major ethical issues. Includes: Drugs & Sport, Animal Ethics, Contraception, Abortion, Capital Punishment, Slavery, Ethics of War, Charity, Forced Marriage, Torture, Honor Crimes, Euthenasia, and more.
Online Search Tips
What does the Catholic Church say about your Ethical Issue? (more information here)
Firstly you need to determine what is at the heart of the ethical issue - Is this a human rights issue? Does the issue involve the dignity of the human person?
Use the index in the Catechism of the Catholic Church
Scroll down to: Part Three: Life in Christ (1691-2550).
Primacy of Conscience
Pope Francis Sunday Angelus 2013-06-30
"So we also must learn to listen more to our conscience. Be careful, however: this does not mean we ought to follow our ego, do whatever interests us, whatever suits us, whatever pleases us. That is not conscience. Conscience is the interior space in which we can listen to and hear the truth, the good, the voice of God. It is the inner place of our relationship with Him, who speaks to our heart and helps us to discern, to understand the path we ought to take, and once the decision is made, to move forward, to remain faithful."
Francis emphasizes a core teaching of the Catholic tradition: this is the sacred obligation of all Christians to follow their informed consciences.
Mercy Health Bulletins
Contains Catholic related perspectives on a number of Heath related topics, including euthanasia, IVF, cloning, etc.