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Religious Education: Outcome 3 Task - Contemporary Issues in a Pluralist Society
Babies and bodies – the surrogacy industry – The feed and Festival of dangerous ideas
BBC website - Ethical Issues
This website from Annenberg Media provides information about genetics, genetic engineering, DNA, the Human Genome Project and the ethical implications of these new technologies. (Suitable for interactive whiteboard).
ABC Catalyst - Stem Cell Research Debate
The ABC science television program Catalyst has gathered video content about the stem cell debate and created this mini site. Topics include an overview of human stem cells, the use of human embryos, donor stem cells for orthopaedic repair, research on the ageing process and other biological applications. Additional documents and research papers are provided.
Trove - A Useful Site
Troveis the National Library of Australia.
Member ship is free.
It contains many useful articles on ethical issues as well as many other areas of study.
: This paper explores the retreat from multiculturalism in Australia, in policy, practice and rhetoric. The colonial settler society of Australia has, since the early 1970s, prided itself on building a multicultural nation of migrants from diverse racial, religious and cultural backgrounds.
Religious Tolerance organisation has information about abortion, about biases, definitions, public opinion, reducing the abortion debate, religious and ethical aspects, laws and whether abortions lead to medical problems later in life.
The ABC science unit has provided this summary page about stem cells and the issues related to their use. The page provides a description, benefits and legislation of stem cell research. Links are provided to related sites.
National Institute of Health
The National Institute of Health provides topics on genes and genetics, gene therapy, the human genome project, and ethics and genetics. Click on the image above to access their website.