You are required to write an essay that answers ONE of the following two questions: 1. In 1996… 1 answer below »
You are required to write an essay that answers ONE of the following two questions:
1. In 1996 gun control was a significant political issue impacting in Australia in the wake of the Port Arthur mass shootings. Examine the historic controversy around the case study of gun control reform (Peters and Browne 2000; Chapman, Alpers, Agho and Jones 2006). Using the relevant resources within topics 1 -3, discuss what public affairs practitioners can learn about trend identification and issue pro-activity from this case study. Discuss how at least one theory of public opinion formation can help to shed light on the public response that gave impetus to the case for gun control policy change.
Word limit:1,500 words (+/- 10% max) (excluding referencing)
Use theHarvard referencing style(at least 6)