A written submission that presents a critical account of an issue of social justice or the common good.


The aim of this task is to define the common good in relation to this topic. The common good is what
is best for all, as opposed to the particular goods that each stakeholder may pursue. Your response should
analyse the various perspectives and critique these using relevant principles of human flourishing, in order to
show how the common good might be achieved.

the topic is whaling and the essay should include three of the
perspectives represented by the major stakeholders in the issue.

Structure your essay according to the following framework (word count is given as a guide only):
 Briefly describe the issue and explain how this is an issue which affects the common good. (200 words)
(criterion 1) (INTRODUCTION)
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 Describe and explain the perspectives of three stakeholders. Include a discussion of the main arguments they
put forward and the resolution/s they would opt for. (700 words) (criterion 2)
 Choose three principles of human flourishing that are relevant to this issue. Use these principles to analyse
each perspective you described above and discuss the ways in which the perspectives of these stakeholders
support or hinder the common good. (800 words). (criterion 3)
 How might the common good be achieved in relation to this issue? Suggest a specific course of action and
explain how this would best serve the common good. Include a proposal for what each stakeholder could do
and what society as a whole could do to promote the achievement of the common good in relation to this
issue. (300 words) (criterion 4) (CONCLUSION)
Learning Outcomes and Graduate Attributes
This assessment task goes towards helping you to meet:
 Learning Outcome 1: Explain the concept of the ‘common good’ and present examples of the common
good in action;
 Learning Outcome 3: present a critical account of a topic or issue in social justice;
 Graduate Attribute 2: recognise their responsibility to the common good, the environment and society;
 Graduate Attribute 4: think critically and reflectively;
 Graduate Attribute 9: demonstrate effective communication in oral and written English language and
visual media.