Congratulations to our authors and panellists for a very successful launch this week of The other glass ceiling: fathers stepping up, mothers letting go. A spirited and positive discussion of caring and domestic duties in our society. See also the article on The Conversation.
Fighting for fatherhood by Stephen S. Holden
Our latest title, Global social work: Crossing borders, blurring boundaries is to be released this week at the Joint World Conference on Social Work, Education and Social Development in Melbourne. The book contains a truly impressive array of views from social workers and social work educators from around the world.
The reprint edition of Sir Frank Packer: a biography by Bridget Griffen-Foley, was launched by Rod Tiffen at a media event last night. The occasion celebrated the 150th issue of Media Information Australia and the latest edition of the seminal text, Media & Communications in Australia.
The songs and threatened languages of one of Australia’s most prominent genres of Indigenous music, wangga, from Australia’s Top End, are presented in a new book published by researchers at PARADISEC.
Songmen from the Daly region of the Northern Territory who created and performed songs for their communities and general public over the past fifty years are the subject of the book, For the Sake of a Song: Wangga Songmen and their Repertories.
The book will be launched tonight as part of the celebrations for PARADISEC’s move into the Sydney Conservatorium of Music.
Highlights of our 2014 list include the long-awaited LiFE (Lifestyle and Functional Exercise Program to Prevent Falls), The Government and Copyright, and Letters to Australia: the radio broadcasts of Julius Stone. Look out for our new forthcoming books page to keep up-to-date with our new titles.
The University closes for the Christmas break at 5pm on Tuesday 17 December and reopens on Thursday 2 January 2014. Any books ordered between today and 2 January will be dispatched in the week beginning 6 January. We wish all our customers and authors a happy Christmas.
Susan, Agata and Bronwyn
GPs in Australia are working three hours less per week in direct clinical care, however they are dealing with more health problems per visit, research led by the University of Sydney shows.
“Patients with Type 2 diabetes now account for 8 percent of a GP’s workload, and they spend almost twice as much time with the GP,” lead author Associate Professor Helena Britt from the Sydney School of Public Health said.
Two reports published today General practice activity in Australia 2012-13 and A decade of Australian general practice 2003-04 to 2012-13, provide data on the activities of our GPs and the care of their patients.
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