POLICY STUDIES

The coursework is a 5 questions for discussion (please find some references below):

1-How is “domestic violence” defined?
Define these related terms – family violence, intimate partner violence, sexual violence, and gender based violence.
—————————————————————————————————2- When we say an issue is “on the agenda”, what do we mean and how might we know it is “on the agenda”?
Give examples using issues in the health field that are currently on the agenda.
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3- What key events locally, have recently placed domestic violence “on the agenda in Australia”?
Do a Google search and share your findings. Could these key events be described as contextual factors which affect policy? If so, how would you classify them (see the section on Contextual Factors in Chapter 1 of Making Health Policy book by Buse, Kent Mays, Nicholas Walt, Gill, pages 11- 13).
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4- A very brief account of the development of the National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and Children 2010-2022 is provided at the following link under the heading “How was the National Plan developed?”:
https://plan4womenssafety.dss.gov.au/the-national-plan/what-is-the-national-plan/
Given this information only, which of the models of decision making presented in your text might be applicable to describe the development of the policy? More than one model can likely be used, so describe how the model you choose might be relevant. (See Ch 2 of Making Health Policy book by Buse, Kent Mays, Nicholas Walt, Gill, pages 38 – 44).
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5- Here is an interesting article about public policy. It is entitled “When is public health policy paternalism?” and is available at the link below:
https://www.mja.com.au/insight/2016/6/when-public-health-policy-paternalism
Prepare arguments that support one of the following statements (and use other policy examples if you can think of any):
1. This is visionary public health policy OR
2. This is “creepy nanny-state overreach”
What do you think might be the values held by the policy makers behind this policy?