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The Prosperity Gospel: How Scott Morrison Won and Bill Shorten Lost: Quarterly Essay 74

The Prosperity Gospel: How Scott Morrison Won and Bill Shorten Lost: Quarterly Essay 74

Erik Jensen

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What went wrong for Labor and how did Scott Morrison achieve his remarkable victory? In this dazzling report from the campaign trail, Erik Jensen homes in on the insecurities that drive Bill Shorten and the certainties that helped Scott Morrison win. He considers how each man reflects, challenges and comforts the national character. Who are Morrison's quiet Australians ? What did Shorten Labor fail to see? And will fear always trump hope in politics? The Prosperity Gospel sheds new light on the politics of a divided nation.

Arthur Sinodinos says the election is a crapshoot. He's in a car park in Nowra, waiting for Morrison. 'The momentum has been with us at different times, especially in Queensland,' he says. 'Central Queensland, even the outer suburbs of Brisbane. It's a narrow pathway to victory, with the odds going the other way. But it ain't over until it's over.' Despite everything, Arthur Sinodinos has an honest face. He does not look confident.

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Plots and Prayers: Malcolm Turnbull's Demise and Scott Morrison's Ascension

Plots and Prayers: Malcolm Turnbull's Demise and Scott Morrison's Ascension

Niki Savva

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In an enthralling sequel to her bestselling The Road to Ruin, Niki Savva reveals the inside story of a bungled coup that overthrew the Liberal prime minister, Malcolm Turnbull, and installed a surprise successor, Scott Morrison - who went on to take the party to a miraculous electoral victory.

On 21 August 2018, 35 Liberal MPs cast their vote against Malcolm Turnbull, effectively signalling the end of his leadership. Three days later, the deed was done and Scott Morrison was anointed prime minister.

Tony Abbott's relentless campaign of destabilisation, helped along by his acolytes in the parliament and his powerful media mates, the betrayals of colleagues and the rise of the religious right - climaxing in the challenge by Peter Dutton - all played a part in Turnbull's downfall.

But so did Turnbull's own poor political judgement. He was a good prime minister and a terrible politician. The good bits of Malcolm were not enough to make up for the bad Malcolm.

Nevertheless, the sheer brutality of his removal left many Liberals aghast. MPs were traumatised or humiliated by eight days of madness. Men and women cried from sheer anguish. They went through hell and feared that when it was over, they would not make it back, and nor would the Liberal Party.

As it turned out, redemption came swiftly with Morrison's unexpected, virtually single-handed election victory. Turnbull's road ended in ruins, as it was always bound to, and as he always knew it would, as he predicted to Niki Savva three years before it happened. But when his end was imminent, he could not bear to let go. And when it was over, he was defiant, fragile and vengeful.

This is the inside story of what happened - and what happened next.
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What We're Told Not to Talk About (But We're Going to Anyway): Women's Voices from East London to Ethiopia

What We're Told Not to Talk About (But We're Going to Anyway): Women's Voices from East London to Ethiopia

Nimko Ali

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This book is about vaginas. Fanny, cunt, flower, foo-foo, tuppence, whatever you want to call it, almost half of the world's population has one.

Was Jessica Ennis on her period they day she won Olympic Gold? What do you do when you're living on the streets and pregnant? What does it feel like to have a poo after you've given birth? We all have questions, but it's not seen as very polite to talk about our fanny; in fact it is downright rude.

Rude is an important, taboo-breaking book that shares the stories of pregnancy and periods, orgasms and the menopause, from women from all walks of life. From refugee camps in Calais to Oscar-winning actresses, to Nimko's own story of living with FGM, each woman shares their own relationship with their vagina and its impact on their life.
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The Portal: How Meditation Can Save the World

The Portal: How Meditation Can Save the World

Jacqui Fifer ,  Tom Cronin

$32.99
'A persuasive argument as to why meditation is the answer to a better life and a better planet' - Lisa Messenger, entrepreneur and founder, Collective Hub Calm your mind. Unlock your power. Save the planet.

Our world is suffering from a number of growing crises: wars, climate change, the threat of economic collapse. We're at a tipping point, but there is another way. Revealing an ancient road map that has helped guide people to transformation for centuries, this inspirational book and documentary film take us to the very core of what's needed for humanity today: meditation.

The Portal explores how meditation and mindfulness will unlock your power, grow your compassion for those around you and awaken your thirst for change. Sharing personal stories from six people who healed their lives through meditation as well as compelling insights from some of today's most innovative thinkers, The Portal shares a vision for humanity transformed. Weaving a vibrant tapestry of technology, love, the future, existentialism, human potential, brain hacking and inner peace, it will rekindle your excitement for the future.

Is an enlightened planet possible? Enter The Portal to find out.
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Automating the News: How Algorithms Are Rewriting the Media

Automating the News: How Algorithms Are Rewriting the Media

Nicholas Diakopoulos

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From hidden connections in big data to bots spreading fake news, journalism is increasingly computer-generated. An expert in computer science and media explains the present and future of a world in which news is created by algorithm.

Amid the push for self-driving cars and the roboticization of industrial economies, automation has proven one of the biggest news stories of our time. Yet the wide-scale automation of the news itself has largely escaped attention. In this lively expose of that rapidly shifting terrain, Nicholas Diakopoulos focuses on the people who tell the stories-increasingly with the help of computer algorithms that are fundamentally changing the creation, dissemination, and reception of the news.

Diakopoulos reveals how machine learning and data mining have transformed investigative journalism. Newsbots converse with social media audiences, distributing stories and receiving feedback. Online media has become a platform for A/B testing of content, helping journalists to better understand what moves audiences. Algorithms can even draft certain kinds of stories. These techniques enable media organizations to take advantage of experiments and economies of scale, enhancing the sustainability of the fourth estate. But they also place pressure on editorial decision-making, because they allow journalists to produce more stories, sometimes better ones, but rarely both.

Automating the News responds to hype and fears surrounding journalistic algorithms by exploring the human influence embedded in automation. Though the effects of automation are deep, Diakopoulos shows that journalists are at little risk of being displaced. With algorithms at their fingertips, they may work differently and tell different stories than they otherwise would, but their values remain the driving force behind the news. The human-algorithm hybrid thus emerges as the latest embodiment of an age-old tension between commercial imperatives and journalistic principles.
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You Will (Probably) Survive: And Other Things They Don't Tell You About Motherhood

You Will (Probably) Survive: And Other Things They Don't Tell You About Motherhood

Lauren Dubois

$29.99
'Articulate and hilarious. This is my all-time favourite go-to reference for every mother.' CHEZZI DENYER 'Lauren Dubois' entertaining musings on parenting have saved me from the brink multiple times. A must-read for the modern-day mother who adores her children - but is happy to acknowledge the journey can be equal parts heaven and hell!' ERIN MOLAN You walk out of the maternity ward with your new baby, looking back over your shoulder, waiting for someone to stop you and tell you you're not qualified to do this. But they don't. They just wave you on your merry way and that's it. It's up to you now.

Suddenly you're a mum. Suddenly you're crying at sad news stories, you're picturing all the horrible things that could happen to your baby when you walk down the street, you're plotting your partner's death over and over again.

You're wondering why no one told you it would be this hard. Something's changed in you but you're trying to figure out what it is and if anyone else feels the same.

This book is NOT a parenting manual. You don't need anyone else telling you what to do with your child. What you need is someone who'll explain what the actual fallopian is happening to you. What exactly IS motherhood?

So here it is: the complete, honest, uncomfortable and glorious story of motherhood. From the science fiction weirdness of pregnancy, to the sleep torture inflicted by babies, to the crapshow that is negotiating with your megalomaniacal toddler - and all the magic that makes it worth it. These are the things no one told you about motherhood. The joyous, the maddening and the hilarious.
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No Worries: A Guide to Releasing Anxiety and Worry Using CBT

No Worries: A Guide to Releasing Anxiety and Worry Using CBT

Sarah Edelman

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From the bestselling author of Change Your Thinking comes No Worries - the clear, compassionate and practical guide to understanding and managing anxiety and worry.

About the Author

Sarah Edelman is a clinical psychologist, author and trainer. She has published many articles in professional and mainstream journals, and is the author of the best-selling book on CBT, Change Your Thinking.

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On Eating Meat: The Truth About its Production and the Ethics of Eating it

On Eating Meat: The Truth About its Production and the Ethics of Eating it

Matthew Evans

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'Compelling, illuminating and often confronting, On Eating Meat is a brilliant blend of a gastronome's passion with forensic research into the sources of the meat we eat. Matthew Evans brings his unflinching honesty - and a farmer's hands-on experience - to the question of how to be an ethical carnivore.' Hugh Mackay

'Intellectually thrilling - a book that challenges both vegans and carnivores in the battle for a new ethics of eating. This book will leave you surprised, engrossed and sometimes shocked - whatever your food choices.' Richard Glover

How can 160,000 deaths in one day constitute a 'medium-sized operation'?

Think beef is killing the world? What about asparagus farms? Or golf?

Eat dairy? You'd better eat veal, too.

Going vegan might be all the rage, but the fact is the world has an ever-growing, insatiable appetite for meat - especially cheap meat. Former food critic and chef, now farmer and restaurateur Matthew Evans grapples with the thorny issues around the ways we produce and consume animals. From feedlots and abattoirs, to organic farms and animal welfare agencies, he has an intimate, expert understanding of the farming practices that take place in our name. Evans calls for less radicalisation, greater understanding, and for ethical omnivores to stand up for the welfare of animals and farmers alike. Sure to spark intense debate, On Eating Meat is an urgent read for all vegans, vegetarians and carnivores.


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Heal: 101 Simple Ways to Improve Your Health in a Modern World

Heal: 101 Simple Ways to Improve Your Health in a Modern World

Pete Evans

$32.99
So many of us are looking for practical changes we can make to nourish our body, be more active and find meaningful connection - ways to be stronger, happier and healthier, in a fast-paced world.

Pete begins with what he knows best - food - and offers suggestions on how to eat and drink in ways that will support your wellbeing. Next, he explores different ways to move and play that are known to positively influence physical and mental health. There are ideas on how to relax your body and mind, including massage and meditation, as well as the best strategies for restorative sleep. Finally, Pete explores activities that promote creativity, self-awareness and connection with other people, which are all essential to emotional wellbeing.

With ideas to inspire everyone to make a change in their lives - no matter how big or small - Heal will help you to find the path to your healthiest self.
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The Heartland: finding and losing schizophrenia

The Heartland: finding and losing schizophrenia

Nathan Filer

$29.99
'A truly important book. Radically open-hearted and vitally open-minded. I would implore you to read it, and share it, and talk about it.' - Max Porter, author Grief is the Thing with Feathers and Lanny Schizophrenia: whether it's the associations it conjures or the people it brings to mind, it is a word we all have a view on. How we perceive it - and how we treat people living with it - is at the core of how we understand mental health.

But what do we really know? How much time do we spend listening? Do we truly comprehend this complex and often contradictory diagnosis?

In The Heartland Nathan Filer, mental health nurse and award winning writer, takes us on a journey into the psychiatric wards he once worked on. He also invites us to spend time with world-leading experts, and with some extraordinary people who share their own stories - true stories - about living with this strange and misunderstood condition.

Along the way, he helps us open our minds to new ways of thinking about mental health, about each other, and about ourselves. The Heartland debunks myths, challenges assumptions and offers fresh insight into what it means to be mad.

And what it means to be human.
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The Rise of the Ultra Runners: A Journey to the Edge of Human Endurance

The Rise of the Ultra Runners: A Journey to the Edge of Human Endurance

Adharanand Finn

$29.99
Once the preserve of the most hardcore enthusiasts, ultra running is now a thriving global industry, with hundreds of thousands of competitors each year. But is the rise of this most brutal and challenging sport - with races that extend into hundreds of miles - an antidote to modern life, or a symptom of a modern illness?

In The Rise of the Ultra Runners, award-winning author Adharanand Finn travels to the heart of the sport to investigate the reasons behind its rise, and to discover what it takes to be an ultra runner. Through encounters with the extreme and colourful characters of the ultramarathon world, and his own experiences of running ultras everywhere from the deserts of Oman to the Rocky Mountains, Finn offers a fascinating account of people testing the boundaries of human endeavour.
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What We Really Do All Day: Insights from the Centre for Time Use Research

What We Really Do All Day: Insights from the Centre for Time Use Research

Jonathan Gershuny ,  Oriel Sullivan

$22.99
Are we spending more time at work than we would have done fifty years ago? Are we sleeping less? How has the internet affected the way we use our spare time?

Everything we do happens in time, and a detailed look at our daily lives reveals some surprising truths about the social and economic structure of the world we live in. This book delves into the unrivalled data collection and expertise of the Centre for Time Use Research to explore 55 years of change in our activities and behaviour and what it means for us today.
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The Modern Tarot Reader: Harness tarot energy for personal development and healing

The Modern Tarot Reader: Harness tarot energy for personal development and healing

Claire Goodchild

$39.99
Let award-winning artist and astrologer Claire Goodchild help you to unlock the ancient mysteries of the tarot as you harness this powerful tool of self-discovery and spiritual growth.

This elegant pack comes complete with a hauntingly beautiful tarot deck and a brief guide to the art.
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Law in Australian Society: An Introduction to Principles and Process

Law in Australian Society: An Introduction to Principles and Process

Keiran Hardy

$54.99
What is 'the rule of law'? How do laws get made? Does our legal and political system achieve justice for all Australians equally?

Designed for beginners as well as non-law students this text provides a comprehensive and accessible guide to understanding Australia's system of law and government. Dr Keiran Hardy describes how legislation is made, the nature of case law, the hierarchy of courts and the doctrine of precedent. He looks at the role played by politics and the media in shaping law, and he describes founding principles including democracy, liberalism, the separation of powers and federalism. The criminal justice system is explained including criminal offences, police powers, sentencing and punishment, and there is a special emphasis on Indigenous peoples and the law. The book concludes with case studies of cybercrime and counterterrorism legislation to illustrate law reform in action. Each chapter features practical examples, chapter summaries and review questions together with a glossary of key terms.

Concise, accessible and up-to-the-minute, this is a vital guide for anyone seeking to understand the complexity of Australian law and government.

'This is an excellent book for a wide audience . . . equally useful for law students, legal studies students in high school and anyone seeking an understanding of how and why the law is as it is. And how things might be improved.' - Nicholas Cowdery, AM, QC, former Director of Public Prosecutions, NSW 'A wonderful text . . . The overall structure and the inclusion of comprehension questions, glossaries and a curated reference list ensure that students can build on their understanding over the course of the book.' - Jackie Charles, Rule of Law Institute of Australia 'This introduction to Australian law is comprehensive, contemporary and accessible. It is a perfect primer for new students requiring a broad understanding of Australia's legal system. From cybercrime to the workings of Australia's parliament, this book has it all.' - George Williams, AO, Dean, Anthony Mason Professor, Scientia Professor, University of New South Wales 'Law in Australian Society' is an ideal text for first year students in criminology, legal studies, policing and related fields. Its easy-to-read format aids students in understanding the complexities and subtleties of the Australian legal system.' - Emma Colvin, Centre for Law and Justice, Charles Sturt University
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Your Guide to Public Speaking: Build Your Confidence, Find Your Voice, and Inspire Your Audience

Your Guide to Public Speaking: Build Your Confidence, Find Your Voice, and Inspire Your Audience

Amanda Hennessey

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Are you part of the 73% of the population that experiences anxiety from public speaking? Face your fears with this valuable guide that combines real-world case studies and practice activities to help build your confidence.

You may not be afraid of heights or spiders but making a speech in front of a large crowd-whether it's a wedding party, an awards ceremony, or even doing a presentation in the office-is sure to get your heart pounding and your palms sweaty. But with Your Guide to Public Speaking in hand, there's no need to fear public speaking a second longer.

This practical and indispensable guide teaches you to understand and work with your audience, take control of your own emotions, and create the perfect materials to supplement your speech and help drive your message home. With practice activities, real-world case studies, tips you never thought you needed-and more!

-you'll find everything you need to become a speech master in no time at all.

From preparing for a video conference, rallying for support for a cause that's important to you, or facing down multiple interviews, you can banish those fears and feel empowered no matter what the situation with Your Guide to Public Speaking.
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The Sunday Story Club

The Sunday Story Club

Doris Brett ,  Kerry Cue

$32.99
'I'm sorry, I didn't mean to cry. But the salons have given me the opportunity to look back and think about my life...

I don't talk to anyone about these feelings outside of the salon.' We all carry stories within us - wrenching, redemptive, extraordinary, and laced with unexpected and hard-won wisdom.

These are the real-life stories that a group of women tell each other when they gather for a deep and structured conversation - once a month in a suburban living room - about the things that really matter.

They discover that life can be a heartbeat away from chaos; that bad things happen to good people; that good people do outrageous things; that the desire for transformation is enduringly human.

A mother tells of the heartbreaking loss of control when her daughter develops anorexia. A sister reveals the high psychological cost of being hated by a sibling over the course of her life. Husbands leave wives; wives take lovers; friendships shatter; wrong choices turn out to be right ones; agency is lost and re-claimed.

Profound, layered and clear-sighted, this collection of real-life stories reveals the emotional untidiness that lies below the shiny surface of modern life and reminds us of the power of real conversation to enlighten, heal and transform.
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Why My Cat Is More Impressive Than Your Baby

Why My Cat Is More Impressive Than Your Baby

Matthew Inman ,  The Oatmeal

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Why My Cat Is More Impressive Than Your Baby is chockfull of comics about cats, babies, dogs, lasers, selfies, and pigeons! This book contains a vast wealth of never-before-seen comics, including informative guides, such as:

How to comfortably sleep next to your cat 10 ways to befriend a misanthropic cat How to hold a baby when you are not used to holding babies A dog's guide to walking a human being How to cuddle like you mean it.

Includes a pull-out poster of: How to tell if your cat thinks you're not that big of a deal.
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Beyond A Boundary

Beyond A Boundary

Cyril Lionel Robert James

$22.99
'To say the best cricket book ever written is piffingly inadequate praise' Guardian 'Great claims have been made for Beyond a Boundary since its first appearance in 1963- that it is the greatest sports book ever written; that it brings the outsider a privileged insight into West Indian culture; that it is a severe examination of the colonial condition. All are true' Sunday Times C L R James, one of the foremost thinkers of the twentieth century, was devoted to the game of cricket. In this classic summation of half a lifetime spent playing, watching and writing about the sport, he recounts the story of his overriding passion and tells us of the players whom he knew and loved, exploring the game's psychology and aesthetics, and the issues of class, race and politics that surround it.

Part memoir of a West Indian boyhood, part passionate celebration and defence of cricket as an art form, part indictment of colonialism, Beyond a Boundary addresses not just a sport but a whole culture and asks the question, 'What do they know of cricket who only cricket know?
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The Social Photo: On Photography and Social Media

The Social Photo: On Photography and Social Media

Nathan Jurgenson

$29.99
With the rise of the smart phone and social media, cameras have become ubiquitous, infiltrating nearly every aspect of social life. The glowing camera screen is the lens by which many of us apprehend and communicate our experience. But our thinking about photography has been slow to catch up; this major fixture of everyday life is still often treated in the terms of art or journalism.

In The Social Photo, social theorist Nathan Jurgenson develops bold new ways of understanding the transformations wrought by these image-making and sharing technologies and the cultural objects they have ushered in: the selfie, the faux-vintage photo, the self-destructing image, the food photo. Jurgenson shows how these devices and platforms have remade the world and our understanding of ourselves within it.
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The Good, the Bad and the Unlikely: Australia's Prime Ministers

The Good, the Bad and the Unlikely: Australia's Prime Ministers

Mungo MacCallum

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Since 1901, thirty different leaders have run the national show. Whether their term was eight days or eighteen years, each prime minister has a story worth sharing.

Edmund Barton united the bickering states in a federation. The unlucky Jimmy Scullin took office days before Wall Street crashed into the Great Depression. John Curtin faced the ultimate challenge of wartime leadership. John Gorton, Gough Whitlam and Paul Keating each shook up their parties' policies so vigorously that none lasted much longer than a single term. Harold Holt spent three decades in parliament, only to disappear while swimming off the coast of Victoria just under two years into his first term. John Howard's triple bypass is the stuff of legend. Julia Gillard overthrew Kevin Rudd and Kevin Rudd overthrew Julia Gillard, thus paving the way for Tony Abbott, who was ousted by Malcolm Turnbull - until he too was toppled, this time by Scott Morrison.

With characteristic wit and expert knowledge, Mungo MacCallum brings the nation's leaders to life in this updated edition of a classic book.
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The Price of Football

The Price of Football

Kieran Maguire

$41.99
Professional football is the most popular sport in the world in terms of both spectator attendance and television viewing figures. As its popularity has grown so has its monetary value. Kieran Maguire examines how professional football clubs operate as businesses and explains how to read, understand and interrogate the finances of professional clubs.

The book begins by exploring the financial accounts of the football club - the balance sheet, income statement and cash flow - and shows what they tell us about a club's financial health. How assets are financed and how clubs account for players in different ways is explored, including the reasons for the rise in wage levels at the elite end. How ticket prices are determined, the benefits and costs of television rights, and how brand monetization impact on the finances of clubs are all explained as well as the role of financial fair play. The book explains how clubs are valued, what to look out for in the published accounts, and why they are bought and sold.

At a time when many commentators are bemoaning the effects of too much money in the game, this clear-headed analysis and presentation of the financial imperatives and challenges facing football clubs will be welcomed not only by students of the industry, but by a wider consituency of fans and supporters looking to understand their club's latest season ticket prices or transfer deal.
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The Tech Diet for your Child & Teen: The 7-Step Plan to Unplug & ReclaimYour Kid's Childhood (And Your Family's Sanity)

The Tech Diet for your Child & Teen: The 7-Step Plan to Unplug & ReclaimYour Kid's Childhood (And Your Family's Sanity)

Brad Marshall

$27.99
Are you a parent struggling to set healthy, effective rules around technology in your house? Or have you already set clear parameters but find yourself outsmarted by your tech-savvy kids? Are you sick of hearing technology experts throw statistics and research at you with few practical parenting strategies on offer?

Brad Marshall, The Unplugged Psychologist, is on the front line helping parents deal with the dominance of gaming and problematic technology use. His clinic, the Internet Addiction Clinic @ Kidspace, was one of the first in Australia established to help young children, teenagers and families whose lives are totally torn apart by technology.

The Tech Diet for your Child and Teen provides real-life strategies that any parent can implement to create a healthy balance and put your kids' development first. Based on solid psychological research explaining why screen addiction is so powerful, Brad's jargon-free advice gives a clear plan for parents who have had enough and are serious about changing the way their kids use and interact with technology.

The Tech Diet for your Child and Teen contains:

Ways to apply workable solutions for excessive internet use and gaming rather than fighting about it Advice on how to take control of the Wi-Fi and manage smartphones and data Practical tips to help survive the school holidays How to tackle kids telling you they are doing 'homework' while switching screens A holistic plan that puts your child's wellbeing first, screens second Special information for children with conditions such as ADHD, autism spectrum disorders, anxiety and depression
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Refugee Rights and Policy Wrongs: A frank, up-to-date guide by experts

Refugee Rights and Policy Wrongs: A frank, up-to-date guide by experts

Jane McAdam ,  Fiona Chong

$29.99
Everyone has the right to seek asylum under international law. However, successive governments in Australia have declared the need to `stop the boats' whatever the cost, be it human, economic, moral or legal.

In this new book, Jane McAdam and Fiona Chong find that Australia's policies towards refugees have hardened since their bestsellingRefugees: Why seeking asylum is legal and Australia's policies are notwas published in 2014. Now,Refugee Rights and Policy Wrongs provides a wholly updated account of Australian refugee law and policy.

Bringing facts to bear on a highly politicised debate, McAdam and Chong explain why Australia falls short of its own international commitments when it comes to policies on offshore processing, detention and boat turnbacks, among others. This up-to-date account of Australia's refugee laws and policies could not come at a more crucial time and is compelling reading for anyone seeking to understand the human impacts of Australia's practices.

`This book should be read by all Australians concerned about the inhumanity demonstrated by successive federal governments when dealing with refugees seeking our protection.' - Ian McPhee AO
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The Hot Young Widows Club

The Hot Young Widows Club

Nora McInerny

$19.99
Here is one important thing we all have in common: literally everyone we know and love will die. That one uplifting and crowd-pleasing fact is not enough to make it easier when it actually happens. Other bad things happen, too, and sometimes they happen in quick succession, as they did to Nora McInerny. In the span of a few weeks, thirty-something Nora lost her husband, her unborn baby, and her father. Her life fell apart.

What Nora discovered was that, when you're in these hard moments, it can feel nearly impossible to feel even a shadow of the person you once were. People will give you all sorts of advice of how to hold onto your sanity and sense of self. But how exactly? How do you find that person again?

Welcome to The Hot Young Widows Club. This is not a book with all of the answers, but it is a book with some of the answers to help you navigate life's biggest struggles. This is a book that will help you do your best when you're faced with the worst. Not because you're perfect, but because you care enough to try. The Hot Young Widows Club isn't just a book for people who have lost a spouse, but a book for anyone who has gone through a major life blow and is eager to learn how to regain their sense of self. Calling from her own experiences and those of her dedicated listeners, Nora will offer wise, heartfelt, and often humorous advice to any reader navigating a painful period in their lives. Full of practical guidance, Nora will also explore how readers can educate the people around them on what to do, what to say, and how to best support. Ultimately, this book is a space for people to recognise that they aren't alone, and to learn how to get through life's hardest moments with grace and humour.
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Use It or Lose It

Use It or Lose It

Paul McIntyre

$32.99
In Use It or Lose It Paul McIntyre, host of ABC Radio's 'Medical Matters', sorts the fact from the fiction and reveals the practical measures we can all take to keep our body in good shape and our brain sharp and alert. Because when it comes to positive ageing, our physical and mental health are one and the same. Believe it or not, preventing a disease as serious as dementia is as much about pursuing interests and having a flourishing social life as it is about standard health prescriptions. Good nutrition, regular exercise, relaxation, social interaction and healthy activities are paramount for your body and your brain and your emotional outlook as you get older.

With key advice from experts in diet, nutrition, dementia research and psychology, and lots of activities and suggestions to inspire you, including some delicious health-boosting recipes, Use It or Lose It is an essential guide to remaining vital through mid-life and beyond.
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The Friendship Formula: Add great friends, subtract toxic people and multiply your happiness

The Friendship Formula: Add great friends, subtract toxic people and multiply your happiness

Caroline Millington

$22.99
How to get the best out of those friendships that really matter.

Friendship is such an important part of our lives but how much do we really know about it? Do we understand how it works, what it is and what it means? In her last book, Caroline Millington introduced us to the concept of kindfulness - blending mindfulness with being kind to yourself. Simply, remembering to treat yourself with kindness in all instances. That means setting boundaries to get the best out of your relationships and making your emotional wellbeing a priority. The Friendship Formula shows readers how to apply this concept to create and maintain longlasting, nurturing and functioning friendships. Friendship is a beautiful thing but there are lots of difficult times in life where it can be tricky to navigate: when friendship becomes toxic; how to break up with a friend; what to do if a friend 'ghosts' you and surviving friendship betrayal; how motherhood can impact on female friendships; friendship grief and how to cope with losing a friend. This book shows you how applying kindfulness to the difficult side of friendship can help you mend your heart, move on and get the best out of those friendships that really matter.
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Buddhism for Meat Eaters: Simple Wisdom for a Kinder World

Buddhism for Meat Eaters: Simple Wisdom for a Kinder World

Josephine Moon

$24.99
For many years Josephine Moon struggled with the question of eating meat, fervently wishing to live as a vegetarian yet requiring meat in her diet. From Josephine's philosophical, spiritual and physical battle with eating meat came, Buddhism for Meat Eaters - a book for animal lovers, the environmentally and ethically conscious, and generally thoughtful people who eat meat but perhaps aren't entirely comfortable doing so.

Open, honest and utterly without judgement, Buddhism for Meat Eaters encourages readers to be more mindful about their choices, rather than berating themselves for them, and offers ways for people to live ethically, honestly and guilt-free, whether as a carnivore, vegetarian or vegan. This highly practical guide also includes workbook-style activities and topics for consideration to guide you in your own journey to making wiser decisions on how you consume, how you live, and how to change the world around you.
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Critical: Science and stories from the brink of human life

Critical: Science and stories from the brink of human life

Dr Matt Morgan

$32.99
'This book offers real insight into life and death medicine' - Dr. Michael Mosley Critical is an intelligent, compelling and profoundly insightful journey into the world of intensive care medicine and the lives of people who have forever been changed by it.

Being critically ill means one or more of your vital organs have failed - this could be your lungs, your heart, your kidneys, gut or even your brain. Starting with the first recognised case in which a little girl was saved by intensive care in 1952 in Copenhagen, Matt writes brilliantly about the fascinating history, practices and technology in this newest of all the major medical specialties. Matt guides us around the ICU by guiding us around the body and the different organs, and in this way, we learn not only the stories of many of the patients he's treated over the years, but also about the various functions different parts of the body.

He draws on his time spent with real patients, on the brink of death, and explains how he and his colleagues fight against the odds to help them live. Happily many of his cases have happy endings, but Matt also writes movingly about those cases which will always remain with him - the cases where the mysteries of the body proved too hard to solve, or diagnoses came too late or made no difference to the outcome.

'This book is marvellous: buy it, share it, recommend it.... We are fortunate to have dedicated, caring and humble folks such as Doc Morgan on the Critical Care front line. We are even better off when a writer can capture all that this exciting, mad, glorious and even exasperating job means. If you work in healthcare, know somebody that does, or simply inhabit a body then this book is for you: in fact it's critical.' Peter Brindley MD FRCP Can FRCP Edin FRCP Lond Professor of Critical Care Medicine, Anesthesiology, Medical Ethics University of Alberta 'Just wonderful. I love the exploration of what it means to survive, at what cost and so on. Such an important factor and it's a real problem with what we do. An old surgeon once told me `just because we can, doesn't mean we should. Operating is the easiest thing in the world, not doing so is incredibly challenging'. A lovely book.' Nikki Stamp,author of Can you Die of a Broken Heart?
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Carn: The Game, and the Country that Plays it

Carn: The Game, and the Country that Plays it

Andrew Mueller

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There have been histories of Australian football before. There has not been one like Carn.

Carn tells the story of the Victorian Football League and its successor, the Australian Football League, from 1897 to the present day, by focusing on 50 of the thousands of games which have been played down the decades. Some of these matches have been significant to the game of Australian football; others have been significant to Australia as a whole. Carn recognises that while the game is only a game, it has also always been much more than that: anything which consumes so much of the nation's attention can't help but reflect something of the nation's character.

Carn is a book replete, as the Australian game is, with great yarns and extraordinary people. It is a book for fans of Australian football, and fans of Australia.
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The Ungrateful Refugee

The Ungrateful Refugee

Dina Nayeri

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What is it like to be a refugee? It is a question few in the West give much thought, and yet to be a refugee - or an immigrant - is to grapple with your place in the world, attempting to reconcile the life you have known with the unfamiliar. With this comes the weight of the expectations (and fears and resentment) of those born in the host country; foremost is the burden of gratitude: to be forever thankful for the space you have been allowed.

Nayeri weaves together the story of her own refugee journey - as a child forced to flee Iran, eventually finding asylum in America - with the stories of others making their own journeys today. She sets out the stages of the refugee experience, and gives voice to those in today's refugee camps, or who are trying to settle in a new country, and for many of whom the search for home can be a forever state.

The Ungrateful Refugee offers a new, complete narrative of resettlement, and recalibrates the conversation around the refugee experience. But above all here are the real human stories of what it is like to be forced to flee your home, to journey in hope of a better, safer life, and, for the lucky few, the struggle to start afresh in a new culture.
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The Geography of Thought: How Asians and Westerners Think Differently - and Why

The Geography of Thought: How Asians and Westerners Think Differently - and Why

Richard E. Nisbett

$22.99
'The most influential thinker, in my life, has been the psychologist Richard Nisbett. He basically gave me my view of the world.' -Malcolm Gladwell One of the world's leading thinkers Daily Telegraph When Richard Nisbett showed an animated underwater scene to his American students, they zeroed in on a big fish swimming among smaller fish. Japanese subjects, on the other hand, made observations about the background environment...and the different seeings are a clue to profound underlying cognitive differences between Westerners and East Asians.

As Professor Nisbett shows in THE GEOGRAPHY OF THOUGHT people actually think - and even see - the world differently, because of differing ecologies, social structures, philosophies, and educational systems that date back to ancient Greece and China, and that have survived into the modern world. As a result, East Asian thought is holistic - drawn to the perceptual field as a whole, and to relations among objects and events within that field.

By comparison to Western modes of reasoning, East Asian thought relies far less on categories, or on formal logic; it is fundamentally dialectic, seeking a middle way between opposing thoughts. By contrast, Westerners focus on salient objects or people, use attributes to assign them to categories, and apply rules of formal logic to understand their behaviour.
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Lean Out: The Truth About Women, Power, And The Workplace

Lean Out: The Truth About Women, Power, And The Workplace

Marissa Orr

$27.99
Marissa Orr, Facebook and Google veteran, explains why our efforts to close the gender gap have failed and posits that overhauling the business world's paradigm of a successful leader will result in greater diversity in corporate leadership and foster healthier work environments for both women and men.

Based on in-depth research and eye-opening personal experiences, author and tech industry veteran Marissa Orr explains why our pursuit to close the gender gap has come at the expense of female well-being and posits that overhauling the business world's paradigm of a successful leader will lead to greater diversity in corporate leadership and foster healthier work environments for both women and men.

After Orr, a single mother of three, spent fifteen years working at today's top tech giants like Facebook and Google, she became frustrated with the companies' efforts to promote more women. The lectures, workshops, and trainings delivered the subtle message that success requires adopting the behavior of her male colleagues.

Orr realized that closing the gender gap in corporate America won't improve women's lives, because the goal stems from a male worldview, built on the premise of female inferiority-and that's why the numbers at the top have barely budged, despite thirty years of trying. Solving the problem won't necessarily create more female-friendly corporate environments, and the process requires women to sacrifice their well-being.

Suspecting that many women around her felt the same, she wrote a series of lectures encouraging women to define success on their own terms. She quickly discovered that her revolutionary message resonates with women, as her workshop attendance exploded 1,500 percent over the course of a single year.

Lean Out offers contrarian, often humorous insights to this critical global dialogue and provides a pathway for both individuals and companies to promote a more inclusive workplace that benefits all employees.
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Our Sphere of Influence: Rivalry in the Pacific: Australian Foreign Affairs Issue 6

Our Sphere of Influence: Rivalry in the Pacific: Australian Foreign Affairs Issue 6

Jonathan Pearlman

$22.99
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The uncomfortable reality is that preserving an exclusive sphere of influence in the South Pacific is not going to be possible against a regional power that is far stronger than any we have ever confronted, or even contemplated. HUGH WHITE The sixth issue of Australian Foreign Affairs examines Australia's struggle to retain influence among its Pacific island neighbours as foreign powers play a greater role and as small nations brace for the impacts of climate change.

Our Sphere of Influence explores the security challenges facing nations in the southern Pacific and whether Australia will need new approaches to secure its relations and interests. Hugh White argues that Australia will be unable to keep China out of the Pacific and must urgently renew its defences.

Jenny Hayward-Jones examines whether Scott Morrison's Pacific step-up can reverse Canberra's declining diplomatic influence.

Katerina Teaiwa explores how Australia's climate change policy undermines ties with its island neighbours.

Sean Dorney reports from inside the forgotten Australian colony of Papua New Guinea. Euan Graham proposes how to address Australia's knowledge gaps about the Chinese leadership and military. Elizabeth Becker reflects on the unique challenges for female foreign correspondents.

PLUS Correspondence on AFA5- Are We Asian Yet? from Clive Hamilton, Barry Li and Linda Jaivin.
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Live Like A Stoic: 52 Exercises for Cultivating a Good Life

Live Like A Stoic: 52 Exercises for Cultivating a Good Life

Massimo Pigliucci ,  Gregory Lopez

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The answers to our daily worries and anxieties - big or small - lie at the heart of Stoic philosophy. Live Like a Stoic is the essential guide to help us live the good life.

It offers a year-long programme of 52 weekly exercises aimed at mastering an array of real-life troubles. Full of practical lessons and sections for journaling, it provides all the tools needed to overcome any life obstacles we might face.

Massimo Pigliucci and Gregory Lopez have created a unique, personalised Stoic curriculum for a lifetime of practice, showing how relevant this ancient philosophy is to modern life.
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Waste Not Everyday: 365 ways to reduce, reuse and reconnect

Waste Not Everyday: 365 ways to reduce, reuse and reconnect

Erin Rhoads

$19.99
Suited to those who are interested in taking their first steps towards a zero waste lifestyle, this book is a lighter, easier approach to Erin's first and more in depth book, Waste Not. Also makes a great gift for friends and family looking for a simple introduction to the concept of zero waste.

Would you like to throw away less? Do something for the planet? But not ready to dive straight into composting or go totally plastic-free yet? Waste Not Everyday is your step-by-step guide with 365 easy changes that will not only influence what you throw out but also have a genuine impact on the future of our planet.

Split into four easy-to-follow parts, Waste Not Everyday features simple tips that will lead to a real shift in thinking and action and show you that a zero-waste lifestyle is actually achievable - for everyone, every budget and every schedule. With tips ranging from actions and inspiration to recipes and resources, Erin Rhoads, well-known zero-waste advocate and author of Waste Not, takes you on a gentle journey towards a life with less waste and more meaning.
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What the Fat?: How to Live the Ultimate Low-Carb, Healthy-Fat Lifestyle

What the Fat?: How to Live the Ultimate Low-Carb, Healthy-Fat Lifestyle

Grant Schofield ,  Caryn Zinn ,  Craig Rodger

$29.99
Fat's in, sugar's out! The low carb, healthy fat lifestyle is a revolution that's turning the food pyramid on its head.

It's time to flip the pyramid and break free of the fat phobia. This book is more than just a diet plan or a cookbook - it's a new way of eating that will change your life. For good. What The Fat is split into 3 parts:

The Lifestyle: Dietician and sports nutritionist Dr Caryn Zinn outlines a new way to think about food. A low-carb, healthy fat focus that will revolutionise the way people think about diet, exercise and weight-loss.

The Food: 80 original low-carb, healthy fat recipes created by Michelin-trained chef Craig Rodger.

The Science: Professor Grant Schofield examines the truth about fat: why do we get fat; what is good fat; the science behind why low-carb diets work using three real-life stories as a simple guide to the previously ignored, misunderstood, and sometimes even suppressed, science behind LCHF.
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Psychopathy: A Very Short Introduction

Psychopathy: A Very Short Introduction

Essi Viding

$15.95
Psychopathy is a personality disorder that has long captured the public imagination. Newspaper column inches have been devoted to murderers with psychopathic features, and we also encounter psychopaths in films and books. Individuals with psychopathy are characterised in particular by lack of empathy and guilt, manipulation of other people and, in the case of criminal psychopathy, premeditated violent behaviour. They are dangerous and can incur immeasurable emotional, psychological, physical, and financial costs to their victims and their families.

Despite the public fascination with psychopathy, there is often a very limited understanding of the condition, and several myths about psychopathy abound. For example, people commonly assume that all psychopaths are sadistic serial killers or that all violent and antisocial individuals are psychopaths. Yet, research shows that most psychopaths are not serial killers, and, equally, there are plenty of antisocial and violent offenders who are not psychopaths. This Very Short Introduction gives an overview of how we can identify individuals with or at risk of developing psychopathy, and how they differ from other people who display antisocial behavior. Essi Viding also explores the latest genetic, neuroscience, and psychology evidence in order to illuminate why psychopaths behave and develop the way they do, and considers whether it is possible to prevent or even treat psychopathy.

ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.
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No Spin

No Spin

Shane Warne ,  Mark Nicholas

$34.99
Everyone knows the story, or thinks they do. The leg-spinner who rewrote the record books. One of Wisden's five cricketers of the twentieth century. A sporting idol across the globe. A magnet for the tabloids. But the millions of words written and spoken about Shane Warne since his explosive arrival on the Test cricket scene in 1992 have only scratched the surface. The real story has remained untold.

In No Spin, Shane sets the record straight. From his extraordinary family history to his childhood as a budding Aussie Rules footballer in suburban Melbourne. From the legendary 'Gatting ball' to his history-making 700th Test wicket. From the controversy surrounding the diuretic pill in South Africa to his high-profile relationship with Hollywood star Elizabeth Hurley. Nothing is off limits, and Shane tackles it all with his trademark directness and humour.

These days an incisive, charismatic TV commentator and analyst, the 'Sultan of Spin' also lets us in on the mysterious art of leg-spin bowling, revealing the secrets of some of his deadliest deliveries. As Shane says, 'Few batsmen, if any, truly know what I do.' A sporting great, a celebrity, a family man and a self-confessed regular Aussie bloke from the suburbs, in No Spin Shane offers a compelling insight into how a boy from Black Rock changed the face of cricket forever.
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How to Defend Australia

How to Defend Australia

Hugh White

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Can Australia defend itself in the Asian century? How seriously ought we take the risk of war? Do we want to remain a middle power? What kind of strategy, and what Australian Defence Force, do we need?

In this groundbreaking book, Hugh White considers these questions and more. With exceptional clarity and frankness, he makes the case for a reconceived defence of Australia. Along the way he offers intriguing insights into history, technology and the Australian way of war.

Hugh White is the country's most provocative, revelatory and yet realistic commentator on Australia's strategic and defence orientation. In an age of power politics and armed rivalry in Asia, it is time for fresh thinking. In this controversial and persuasive contribution, White sets new terms for one of the most crucial conversations Australia needs to have.
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A Wunch of Bankers: A year in the Hayne royal commission

A Wunch of Bankers: A year in the Hayne royal commission

Daniel Ziffer

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It was a complicated, galling, and gasp-inducing year at the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry.

It wasn't just the long list of scandals exposed to a horrified nation - charging fees to dead people, ignoring blatant conflicts of interest, and taking $1 billion from customers in fees that banks were never entitled to.

What made it so fascinating, so heart-breaking, and so enraging was the procession of faces through the witness box, and the team of counsel gazing into the dark heart of banking.

Tearful victims, blank-faced executives, hapless regulators, and a couple of utter charlatans all had their day in court, watched by an audience of millions, and revealing - in their stories - the material to justify re-shaping the multi-trillion dollar financial-services industry that forms a pillar of Australian life.

A Wunch of Bankers covers not just the big shocks, but the small moments - lost in the flurry of daily reporting - that reveal how companies have used the law, limp enforcement, and basic human behaviour to take advantage of customers.

Is there a phrase that allows life-insurance spruikers in call centres to terrify you about your impending death - and the grief-stricken ruins of an estate you'll leave for your bereaved family - while still being legal? Yes, there is.

Was there a meeting in which a bank's executives ignored a warning of 'Extreme' from its chief risk officer, to embark on a dodgy scheme that accrued $3.6 billion in funds? There was.

In A Wunch of Bankers, the World's Oldest Debuting TV Reporter brings out the colour and grit of the royal commission's proceedings, and explores broader issues raised by the testimony. A compelling mixture of analysis, reportage, and observation, it is a revelatory work.
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