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Senior: 11 & 12: Unit 2: Inequalities of Income Distribution

Inequality of Income Distribution A to E

Balancing work and family life is essential - This piece was sourced from the Australian Council of Trade Unions

Getting a Fair Go not Child's Play - News article identifying that the lower wage of child care workers reflects that gender pay gap in Australia. Sourced through EBSCO Host

Using Adaptive Governance to Rethink the Way Science Supports Australian Drought Policy

Sourced from Australia/New Zealand Points of View Database

Drought Policy - Sourced from the Australian Government Website

ABARES: Farm performance: broadacre and dairy farms, 2016–17 to 2018–19

ABARES: Analysis of 2018 Drought

North Queensland Register: Drought Slashes Queensland Farmer Incomes by Half

Inequality of Income Distribution F to M

Employment Conditions and Health Inequalities - Use a Control + F search to find "foreign workers"

Minimum Wage Earners - Sourced from Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU). Discusses the current trends and issues in relations to minimum wage earners.

Inequality of Income Distribution N to Y

Rising inequality in Australia - 28 August 2018 - Highlights Package

  • The Australian Government Productivity Commission has released a recent article titled 'Is Australia becoming more unequal?' It reviews the release of the above report from last year with other links on the page about moving forward from Australia's current position. 

Zotero Citation-Maker Program


The ENTIRE collection of resources provided by the BBC Library can be searched on ONE single, powerful search platform, which retrieves print books, eBooks, database articles and websites. Click HERE for assistance.

Electronic Economics Dictionary

Go through the Library Catalogue for the following ebook: The Routledge Dictionary of Economics. This dictionary provides the clearest, most authoritative definition of economic and financial terms available. The book is perfect for students and professionals interested in a broad range of disciplines including Business, Economics, Finance, and Accountancy and all additional subjects where a knowledge of these fields of essential.



Effective Web Searches

Google Advanced search techniques

1. You can complete an advanced search in Google Advanced Search, which helps narrow or refine your search for better, more specific results.

2.  Narrow your results to one particular domain type, by adding site: and a domain name to your search terms.

  • Looking for an educational site -  genetic engineering site:edu
  • Looking for a government site - genetic engineering site:gov
  • To restrict your search to Australian websites, add '.au' -  genetic engineering

3 letter Domain names

  • gov - Government 
  • go -  some countries such as Indonesia use .go only
  • edu - Educational 
  • org - Organizations (nonprofit)
  • mil -  Military
  • com - commercial
  • net - Network organizations

2 letter Domain names for country of origin

  • au - Australia
  • uk - United Kingdom
  • cn - China
  • in - India
  • id - Indonesia

A complete list can be found on the CIA World Factbook

3. Use 'Ctrl F' (Control + Find) to search for particular terms easily in a long document, whether from a website or a database article.

4. Use a Google command to limit results to the MOST RECENT: After you get your results, choose the Google Menu Bar, and choose 'Tools'. Then on the far left, at the drop-down menu next to 'Any Time', .you can choose 'Within the last year' (or less, if you prefer), but generally, you can choose 'Custom Range' at the bottom, as often the last 3 to 5 years would be sufficient for a recent search.

5. Use Boolean searching

  • Use double inverted commas ("...") to enclose a phrase eg "plastic pollution". This command forces Google to return results where these 2 words are exactly side by side.
  • Use AND to limit your results: A search for this phrase - Australian AND Indonesian "plastic pollution" will force Google to return results where both Australian and Indonesian plastic pollution is mentioned in the same article.
  • Use NOT to limit your results (in a different way): A search for this - "plastic pollution" NOT marine - will force Google to return results about plastic pollution which do not include anything related to the ocean.
  • Use OR to expand your results: A search for this - global OR worldwide "plastic pollution" - will force Google to return results for global as well as its synonym worldwide.
  • Use filetype:pdf to search in Google for only pdf articles - "plastic pollution" filetype:pdf - will force Google to return results on plastic pollution which are only pdf articles (PDFs are great sources sometimes deeply buried in Google results and remain unseen).

OECD Working Papers on Income Inequality in Australia - 2019

Examples of In-Text Referencing

Information prominent,

Direct quote

‘18% of Indigenous Australians aged 15 and over
reported a gross personal income of $1,000 or more
per week’ (Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 2020).

End-Text Reference
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 2020, 'Indigenous income and finance', AIHW, Canberra, viewed 20 August 2020, <

Author prominent,

Direct quote

According to The Australian newspaper's Noel Pearson and William Mitchell (2020), "Before the pandemic, the employment rate for indigenous Australians was 49 per cent while for other Australians it was 75 per cent'. 

End-Text Reference

Pearson, N & Mitchell, W 2020, 'Inequality and
poverty not just an indigenous problem', The Australian, 21 August, viewed 21 August 2020 <

Quote from a well-known person, via another source, Indirect quote

Prime Minister Morrison has stated that the results of the Closing the Gap initiative were not good enough, and that the disadvantage suffered by indigenous children was a national shame (BBC News 2020).

End-Text Reference:

BBC News 2020, ' Closing the gap: Australia's indigenous inequality not good enough', BBC News, 12 February, viewed 20 August 2020,  <>.


Australian Bureau of Statistics


Inequality in Australia Data - 2018 - Uni of NSW and ACOSS

OECD Economic Outlook - May 2019

HILDA Report - 2018

Courier Mail - 2018


How to Write In-Text References for Humanities