Simon Chapman and Becky Freeman set out the evidence for the importance of plain packaging in striking at the heart of what remains of tobacco advertising. They examine the history of the idea, the tobacco industry’s frantic efforts to derail it, and the early evidence for its impact. Most importantly, they give tools to policy makers in other countries wanting to make the best case for plain packaging and to defend it from the inevitable attacks that will follow.
This innovative and non-traditional approach to exercise, the Lifestyle-Integrated Functional Exercise (LiFE) program, is being launched by the University of Sydney this week. Informed by a world-first study, the LiFE program incorporates balance and strength training into everyday activities and embeds it within their daily routines. It has been shown to reduce falls by 31 per cent.
See also the media release on the University website
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.