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  • Corruptionby Justin Healey

    The Spinney Press 2015; US$ 30.00

    Globally, corruption is a serious and widespread crime undermining democratic institutions, jeopardising economic development, and threatening the security and stability of governments. In Australia, barely a day goes by when the media does not report corrupt behaviour in political parties, the public sector, trade unions, sports bodies and companies.... more...

  • Advertising Standards and Ethicsby Justin Healey

    The Spinney Press 2015; US$ 30.00

    Advertising has a powerful impact on Australian society. It influences the public’s consumer preferences and also helps shape society’s values. Advertising is self-regulated in Australia, however is subject to a range of media codes and standards. This book explores ethical issues in advertising, such as false and misleading claims. The book... more...

  • Surrogacy Issuesby Justin Healey

    The Spinney Press 2015; US$ 30.00

    Surrogacy arrangements are complex and can involve a range of social, emotional, medical, financial and legal issues. This book explains altruistic surrogacy and the law in Australia, and explores a range of concerns raised in response to the growing international commercial surrogacy industry. Should commercial surrogacy be legalised, and in the process... more...

  • Dealing with Depressionby Justin Healey

    The Spinney Press 2015; US$ 30.00

    Are you, or someone you know, experiencing low moods? Depression is often not recognised and can persist for months or even years if left unaddressed. Depression is treatable and effective treatments are available. This book examines the myths and explains the facts in relation to the major types of depression, and offers helpful general advice on... more...

  • Tackling Child Sexual Abuseby Justin Healey

    The Spinney Press 2015; US$ 30.00

    Child sexual abuse can cause significant physical and emotional harm to a child, which lasts into adulthood. What are the myths and misunderstandings about child sexual abuse? The book explores the prevalence, forms and impacts of child sexual abuse, and the responses to disclosure of child abuse by children and survivors. How can society break the... 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...