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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Carersby Justin Healey

    The Spinney Press 2012; US$ 22.50

    Currently around 2.9 million Australians provide unpaid help and support to a family member or friend who has a disability, mental illness, chronic condition, terminal illness or who is aged and frail. Carers are a key but often unacknowledged part of Australia’s health system. The annual replacement value of care was estimated in 2010 to be over... more...

  • Human Trafficking and Slaveryby Justin Healey

    The Spinney Press 2012; US$ 25.00

    The global trade of trafficking men, women and children into the sex industry and labour markets has been the subject of growing public and international concern. Human trafficking is a complex, multi-faceted crime with no single solution. Many countries are affected by it in some way, and Australia, as a destination country for trafficking victims,... more...

  • Same-sex Marriage Debateby Justin Healey

    The Spinney Press 2013; US$ 25.00

    Same-sex marriages are currently not permitted under Australian federal law. Although same-sex couples in de facto relationships have had most of the legal rights of married couples since July 2009, there is however no national registered partnership or civil union scheme. Public opinion polls in Australia consistently show majority support for same-sex... more...

  • Single Parent Familiesby Justin Healey

    The Spinney Press 2013; US$ 25.00

    One in five Australian families with children under 15 years of age is now headed by a single parent, and the numbers are growing. Relationship breakdown, unexpected pregnancy, death - the reasons for single parent households are clear, but the challenges can be varied and complex. Lone parenting is different in a number of ways to being in a two-parent... more...

  • Threatened Speciesby Justin Healey

    The Spinney Press 2013; US$ 25.00

    The health of the world’s biodiversity is under considerable threat, and Australia is no exception, with more than 2,000 Australian species featuring on the latest annual Red List of Threatened Species. Twenty per cent of Australia’s wildlife is now classified as threatened. Australia’s biodiversity is unique and globally significant.... more...

  • Understanding Anxietyby Justin Healey

    The Spinney Press 2014; US$ 30.00

    Everyone experiences anxiety sometimes. Normal levels of anxiety can assist people to become more motivated and focused, however excessive levels of anxiety can reduce a person’s capacity to respond appropriately to stressful situations and engage in normal routine activities. Anxiety disorders are the most common class of mental disorder. According... more...