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  • Organ and Tissue Donationby Justin Healey

    The Spinney Press 2011; US$ 22.50

    Organ and tissue transplants can be the last resort for a range of life-saving and life-improving treatments. Although the latest organ donation figures have reached a record high, the total however, only equates to a national organ donor rate of 13.8 per million, which suggests more can be done to help Australians who are on transplant waiting lists.... 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...

  • 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...

  • Human Rights and Civil Libertiesby Justin Healey

    The Spinney Press 2011; US$ 22.50

    Protecting and promoting human rights, including civil liberties, is about making sure that basic safeguards for equality and fairness are in place so that we can prevent the violation of rights, and provide remedies when a violation does occur. Following a recent national consultation over a charter or bill of rights aimed at dealing with some controversial... more...

  • Global Food Crisisby Justin Healey

    The Spinney Press 2011; US$ 22.50

    Currently, a billion undernourished people experience hunger on a regular basis. Global food production will have to rise 70 per cent by 2050 as the world population expands to 9.1 billion from 6.8 billion people. Recent global food prices have been the highest on record, exceeding 2008 levels that sparked deadly riots across the world. Causal factors... more...

  • Dealing with Bullyingby Justin Healey

    The Spinney Press 2011; US$ 22.50

    Bullying is the deliberate desire by one or more people to hurt, threaten or frighten someone with words, behaviour or actions. Bullying can be verbal, physical, social or psychological and is one of the major issues facing young people today. It occurs at school, in the workplace, and even online as cyberbullying ? it is very common, and it can happen... more...

  • Gambling Problemsby Justin Healey

    The Spinney Press 2011; US$ 22.50

    Australia is a nation of keen punters ? about 70% of Australians participated in some form of gambling in the past year. Gambling takes many forms, including lotteries and ?scratchies?, electronic gaming machines (?pokies?), casino-based table games, sports wagering and online gaming. Latest estimates claim about 115,000 Australians are classified... more...

  • Extreme Weather and Natural Disastersby Justin Healey

    The Spinney Press 2012; US$ 22.50

    Australia is a vast land in which weather varies significantly in different parts of the continent. Recent extreme weather events in Australia, such as the Queensland floods and Victorian bushfires, are brutal reminders of nature?s devastating power. Is global warming increasing the rate of natural disasters? What part do La Niņa and El Niņo play in... more...

  • Nuclear Energy Debateby Justin Healey

    The Spinney Press 2012; US$ 22.50

    The debate over the introduction of nuclear power in Australia has recently become more heated in light of safety concerns over the nuclear reactor meltdown emergency in Japan. Australia has also just committed to a carbon trading scheme to address its reliance on coal-fired energy and reduce greenhouse emissions. With 40% of the world?s uranium located... more...

  • Cardiovascular Healthby Justin Healey

    The Spinney Press 2012; US$ 22.50

    Cardiovascular disease (CVD) covers all diseases and conditions of the heart and blood vessels, including coronary heart disease, stroke, heart failure, and peripheral vascular disease. Cardiovascular diseases are the biggest cause of deaths worldwide. Although death rates for cardiovascular disease in Australia have declined considerably in recent... more...