Submit an essay with a word count of 1000-1200 words, using at least 5 scholarly sources (including the required documentary). Scholarly sources are books, book chapters and peer reviewed journal articles. Drawing on information detailed in the documentary, and conducting further research, describe the effects of poverty in Australia on individuals, families and the wider community. In your essay, identify and explain the following points: • The financial, social, economic, health and relationship issues experienced by people in poverty • How power and disempowerment affects people and the wider community • Community sector agencies in Australia that offer support, advocacy and interventions to people in poverty • The welfare system supports for people experiencing poverty, and whether it is sufficient enough • Opportunities for community development and improvement This assignment is not about merely restating facts and figures of the case (although you must do this briefly at the beginning) or giving your own opinion, but analysing the crucial questions of “what” is happening, “why” and “with what consequences”. In-text referencing and a Reference List are required for this assignment. Please use APA referencing. Please ensure you attach a cover sheet to your work.
To describe is to provide characteristics and features. To explain is to provide an explanation of not only how something happens, but why it happens. To discuss is to consider more than one point of view, and provide arguments for and against the main ideas and draw a conclusion.