Internal Code : MAS460
Report Writing :
Using the data presented in Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Issue 6523.0 Household Income and Wealth, Australia, 2013-14, write a report commenting on income and wealth distribution in Australia in light of CST Preferential Option for the Poor and Vulnerable. Your report should detail current income and wealth distribution and how it has changed over the last ten years. Your report should use a variety of graphs and charts to visually present your data (as per Week 3 Topic), various measures of central tendency and variation (as per Week 4 Topic) to describe income and wealth distributions, and time series and index numbers to present changes over time (as per Week 5 Topic). You should then consider your data in the context of CST Preferential Option for the Poor and Vulnerable and conclude as to Australia’s performance in respect to this principle.
Note that the Preferential Option for the Poor & Vulnerable principle considers “the purpose of economic activity is to advance all members of society including the most poor and vulnerable”. According to Francis I, “the measure of the greatness of a society is found in the way its treats those most in need”.