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    Default Cultural diversity- accepting/abuse etc

    At uni we basically got told leave it and accept. (Sudanese, Afghanistan etc). It's not our business. They are different to Australian way if we don't like it then it isn't career for us.

    I don't want state what I'm studying. But is this wrong? Shouldn't we be implementing Australian way (softly of course) and reporting? Or am I just thick lol. What happens if that mother and child wanted to leave in abuse circumstances etc hope that makes sense

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    It's not exactly clear what you're asking. But if you are witnessing child abuse, in Australia, then it is reportable. Doesn't matter the cultural background, laws are laws and apply to everyone living here.

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    I'm assuming that you are studying some sort of community services course. It really depends on what you are talking about. If it is domestic violence, then I wouldn't leave it and accept it, I would offer options.

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    If I remember what you're studying correctly, then you will see cultural practices which are incredibly different to the 'Australian way' of doing things. I think it's important to recognize the difference between abuse and different cultural values. If it's abuse, then I'm sure there is a process for you to report it (not sure if you have a mandatory reporting kind of thing).

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    I'm not clear on the question but everyone who lives in Australia has to abide by our laws. Domestic violence and child abuse are illegal no matter what your cultural background is.

    If you are working with an individual who is being abused you offer them the same options, information and support (and if necessary make reports) no matter what their cultural background.

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    Quote Originally Posted by monnie24 View Post
    At uni we basically got told leave it and accept. (Sudanese, Afghanistan etc). It's not our business. They are different to Australian way if we don't like it then it isn't career for us.

    I don't want state what I'm studying. But is this wrong? Shouldn't we be implementing Australian way (softly of course) and reporting? Or am I just thick lol. What happens if that mother and child wanted to leave in abuse circumstances etc hope that makes sense
    Further to previous posts about the law being the law, simply accepting abuse and calling it culture isn't actually respecting culture at all, it's pigeonholing it with some kind of archaic lens. Culture changes and is dynamic and even within some of the most patriarchal and misogynistic cultures are movements for change.

    To see only the past and not future trends of a culture is to box culture into a static period and its elitist (our culture can modernise and change and include feminist discourse but yours must stay "traditional").

    There's your answer for your lecturer.

    And with that I will now need some coffee.

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    If your studying community services than the law is law and you must apply it.

    If your studding anthropology than you can't do anything to effect the community and bloody well sux. I know it's not a subject I could ever do,

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    Thank you I will write that in my assignment 😝


 

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