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BMO5501 – BUSINESS ETHICS AND SUSTAINABILITY

Country Briefing Paper
Sustainability: Issues and Challenges in Australia and Afghanistan

Prepared by:

1. Massouda Nazari (3867371)
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1. Introduction: Background & Context

2. Economic Context

3. Economic & Political System

4. Social & Cultural Trends Affecting Business Processes:

The two countries are immensely different in context of social and cultural trends. Australia is a secular state with a long standing affiliation, however business management will need to be responsive to long term trends indicating affiliation with Christianity is decreasing in favour of non-Christian or no religion affiliation. And this has stemmed from steady increasing of immigration from China and India. Native title is the recognition of Australia’s indigenous traditional landowner’s rights as detailed in Native Title Act 1993. Native title claims currently cover about 16% of Australia’s land mass predominantly in Western Australia, Northern Territory and Queensland[1]. Claims resolution and compensation processes are costly, complicated and drawn out and all Native title land rights claims should be investigated when land acquisition in Australia is considered ,Whereas, Islam is practised by the majority of Afghanis and governs much of their personal, political, economic and legal lives. Afghanistan is a vast country and as a result has a rich mix of ethnicities and tribes. The majority of population in Afghanistan is made up of Pashtoons ( Suni) and Tajiks which constitutes around 42% and 27% of population.

5. Key Sustainability Challenges

6. Summary

appendix 1 – Table 1: Summary

|Summary Table |Australia |Afghanistan | |Economic Context | | | |Population | | | | | | | |GDP | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | |GNI per capita | | | | | | | |Unemployment | | | | | | | | |...
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