Respond to ONE of the following statements, making your position clear and giving reasons for your answer. Each of these statements reflects a policy position recently proposed by a relevant stakeholder.
Water fluoridation is the responsibility of local government in NSW. If a majority of residents in a Local Government Area are opposed to water fluoridation, the local governments should stop fluoridating the water in that Local Government Area.
The national Australian ‘No Jab, No Pay’ policy introduced on 1 January 2016 an exemption for parents who object to vaccination. This should be changed. Parents who register as objecting to vaccination should be able to receive the Child Care Benefit (CCB), Child Care Rebate (CCR), and the Family Tax Benefit Part A end of year supplement for their or incompletely vaccinated children.
Note that you can take any position you choose on these statements: you can agree, disagree, or agree in part or on certain conditions. The most important thing is that you make a good argument for your position.
1500 words (+ or – 10% is allowed)
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Please note that ethical principles (Justice, beneficence, Fidelity, Autonomy and
Non-maleficence) do not apply in this paper.
Some not all of Ethical concepts: freedom, effectiveness, fairness, transparency, minimising harm, trust (keep promises), honesty, privacy and participation must be used.
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Arguments must be normative not descriptive