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Research and write a report on Policy Process” using Australias Mandatory Detention Policy for review.

Research and write a report on Policy Process” using Australias Mandatory Detention Policy for review.

Research and write a report on the policy process using Australia’s Mandatory Detention Policy as your policy for review. Utilizing your knowledge of the policy process and stages of policy formulation and implementation, critically discuss how this policy was planned, formulated, implemented and evaluated. You should pay particular attention to issues of empowerment and participation during this process, and to practical considerations such as time-frame, funding, research, allocation of resources, and arrangements made for evaluation of the policy etc.
1) Write on the policy process, using Australia’s Mandatory Detention policy (policy regarding the mandatory detention of asylum seekers) as your policy for review. There is significant information available about this policy on the web, databases, and in your textbooks. (See in particular: https://www.aph.gov.au/About_Parliament/Parliamentary_Departments/Parliamentary_Library/pubs/BN/2012-2013/Detention
2) The assessment asks us to use our ‘knowledge of the policy process and stages of policy formulation and implementation’ to critically discuss how this policy was planned, formulated, implemented and evaluated. Therefore, you should: 1) briefly explain the various stages of the policy process. This is a major part of the question.2 ) Next, you should apply this knowledge to the Mandatory Detention policy process.
3)When applying your knowledge of the policy process to the Mandatory Detention policy, discuss how the policy was planned, formulated, implemented and evaluated. In doing so, critically examine the process. For example, we learn from our lecture notes that the policy process can take from several weeks to several years for a policy to take shape and be implemented. With this knowledge, discuss the timeframe of Mandatory Detention policy…did it run its natural course? Or was it hurriedly pushed through parliament? If so, why? What were the political or economic motives?
4)As part of the formulation of policies, we learnt that all key stakeholders should be involved in the process for a successful policy outcome. In your research on Mandatory Detention
policy, were the key stakeholders consulted? Who were the key stakeholders? Which group sof people were meant to benefit from this policy? Were those people consulted? If not, how did that affect the outcomes of the policy? Did it create a successful or weak policy?
5)As you can see, what we are expecting is not just a descriptive account of the policy process and the steps taken to put Mandatory Detention policy in place. Instead, you should engage in a critical evaluation of the policy process as it was applied in the case of Mandatory Detention. You need to ask yourself, ‘what makes a successful policy?’ Did the Mandatory Detention policyhave those successful ingredients and outcomes? If so, why? If not, why not?
6) Where appropriate, use theory to support your discussion. Many sociological theories can be useful. For example, Critical Race Theories and their views on the structural manifestations of racism in society might be a good start for understanding the discriminatory nature of mandatory detention of asylum seekers. Remember in the social sciences, theory and research go hand in hand.

USE THESE RESOURCES:
(See in particular): https://www.aph.gov.au/About_Parliament/Parliamentary_Departments/Parliamentary_Library/pubs/BN/2012-2013/Detention

https://www.refugeecouncil.org.au/getfacts/seekingsafety/asylum/detention/monitoring
https://www.humanrights.gov.au/publications/last-resort-national-inquiry-children-immigration-detention/1-introduction
https://www.humanrights.gov.au/our-work/asylum-seekers-and-refugees/projects/immigration-detention-and-human-rightshttps://uqrefugeeresearch.wordpress.com/2013/07/08/what-is-mandatory-detention/