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  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Healthby Justin Healey

    The Spinney Press 2014; US$ 30.00

    Since 2006, the ‘closing the gap’ campaign has been pursued in collaboration between government and health, welfare and rights agencies to close the health and life expectancy gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians within a generation. This book evaluates the uneven progress being made towards closing the gap. How can Indigenous... more...

  • Suicide Preventionby Justin Healey

    The Spinney Press 2014; US$ 30.00

    Each year around one million people commit suicide worldwide; suicide remains the leading cause of death among Australians 15-34 years of age. These deaths can have lasting and devastating impacts on affected families and friends. Deaths caused by suicide are however, preventable. What are the risks and warning signs for people contemplating this devastating,... more...

  • Sexual Orientation and Gender Identityby Justin Healey

    The Spinney Press 2014; US$ 30.00

    Sexual orientation and gender identity are separate, distinct parts of people’s overall identity. Equality and freedom from discrimination are human rights belonging to all people, however, lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, gender diverse and intersex (LGBTI) people experience hostility in many areas of everyday life. This book explores issues involving... more...

  • Drug Law Reform Debateby Justin Healey

    The Spinney Press 2014; US$ 30.00

    Illicit drug use is a significant justice, health, economic and social welfare issue. This book examines the prevalence of illicit drug use in Australia, and presents a range of arguments in the drug policy reform debate, including the questionable deterrence value of criminal sanctions versus controversial proposals for the relaxation of drug laws... more...

  • The Climate Change Crisisby Justin Healey

    The Spinney Press 2014; US$ 30.00

    The causes, consequences and costs of responding to climate change are subject to heated political debate in Australia and worldwide, in spite of a growing number of expert reports warning against the irreversible and catastrophic effects of dangerous climate change. This book presents the latest findings and projections, and examines what Australia... more...

  • Terrorism and National Securityby Justin Healey

    The Spinney Press 2011; US$ 22.50

    According to the federal government, the threat of terrorism on Australian soil is real and enduring, and has become a persistent and permanent feature of Australia?s security environment. The main source of international terrorism and the primary terrorist threat to Australia is considered to be from a global militant jihadist movement, including... more...

  • HIV and AIDSby Justin Healey

    The Spinney Press 2011; US$ 22.50

    The AIDS epidemic has spread for almost 30 years. Thirty-three million people are living with HIV worldwide and 28 million have died from an AIDS-related illness since 1981, mostly in Africa. A new HIV infection is diagnosed somewhere in the world every seven seconds and someone dies from an AIDS-related illness every 11 seconds. Almost 17,000 people... more...

  • Children and Young People at Riskby Justin Healey

    The Spinney Press 2011; US$ 22.50

    Many Australian children and young people are at significant risk of abuse and neglect. The reported prevalence of child maltreatment (neglect, and physical, emotional and sexual abuse) is at alarming levels. Vulnerable families require intensive support from an overburdened system struggling to respond to mandatory reporting requirements. When is... more...

  • Social Impacts of Digital Mediaby Justin Healey

    The Spinney Press 2011; US$ 22.50

    The rapid uptake of digital technologies has hugely impacted on the way we communicate, relate, learn, work, and spend our leisure time. Digital media literacy is the ability to access, understand and participate or create content using digital media. This ability is becoming integral to effective participation in the digital economy and Australian... more...

  • Poverty and Social Exclusionby Justin Healey

    The Spinney Press 2011; US$ 22.50

    Poverty persists in Australia despite the opportunities available in such an affluent country. How is poverty in Australia defined? What is absolute poverty as opposed to relative poverty, and who are the affected groups in our community? What are the causes of poverty? At a time when the national economy has avoided the major impacts of a global recession,... more...