Question 1: Identify the thesis in the following passage in 1-2 sentences only.
The data used to estimate the value of unpaid household labor is provided by the American Census Bureau. In order to make an accurate estimate of unpaid household labor the data provided must be as complete as possible. It would seem that data compiled by the Census Bureau would be the most accurate and in depth information available. The data also provides the ability to estimate unpaid labor based on sex as each job is separated into the wages earned by man and by women. The data also provides median expected wages so you could estimate unpaid labor by using the median wage for each job. There are as with any data set limitations on how accurate the estimate can be. For example, the census is compiled by sending out the census in the mail and then hoping that people complete and return the survey. Therefore, it has to be expected that many people simply did not fill out and return the survey. If most of the citizens who did not return the survey were from lower economic classes that would mean that the wages in the survey would be artificially inflated. On the contrary if large number of citizens who have high incomes did not respond to the survey then the wages would be artificially deflated. Therefore, the data is only as accurate as the group of citizens who responded to the survey.
Question 2: Identify the implicit assumptions in the following passage in 3-4 sentences only.
August 5 2019 – 1:00PM
Dr David Gillespie comments on why he voted to repeal Medevac Bill
Member for Lyne Dr David Gillespie says a federal law regarding medical treatment for refugees and asylum seekers sends the message the government is not in control and would encourage more people to come to Australia illegally.
Dr Gillespie voted in favour of repealing the Medevac Bill, in line with majority from the Coalition Government on July 25.
Under the medevac laws, an independent panel of expert medical professionals have the final say on all off-shore refugees seeking mainland treatment, unless the refugee poses a risk to national security or has a serious criminal conviction.
Dr Gillespie and other politicians from the Morrison Government want the final say on offshore medical treatment to return to the Minister for Immigration.
Dr Gillespie said the system wasn’t broken before the medevac laws came into play.
Politicians from the Coalition Government argue refugees and asylum seekers on Manus and Nauru already have access to adequate healthcare.
“The medical situation on these islands is better than many of our regional towns,” Dr Gillespie said.
Dr Gillespie said people and children on the islands are treated like anyone else, as they can walk around on the island during the day and are only required to sleep in the accommodation required at night.
As a doctor himself, Dr Gillespie said he’s confident in the Minister’s ability to give the final decision about the appropriate medical care for those in need.
“The Minister receives extensive advice,” he said.
Dr Gillespie raised concerns that under the medevac laws, ‘two random doctors’ could recommend offshore medical treatment, without face to face contact.
Dr Gillespie said since the Coalition Government came into power 900 people from the islands have received medical treatment in Australia.
Question 3: What conclusions can be drawn from the following data, in 3-4 sentences only. If you were running Samsung, what other information might you want to know? In 1-2 sentences only.
Question 4: Identify the flaws in the argument in the following passage, in 3-4 sentences only.