Dancing in the Rain: Living With NCDs is an optimistic book about preventing and living with noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), those burgeoning global illnesses that affect millions of people each year such as cancers, chronic respiratory diseases, mental illnesses, obesity, cardiovascular diseases, and diabetes. In our modern world with unprecedented access to high energy foods and sedentary lifestyles, the medical, social, economic and environmental issues associated with these conditions deeply concern our public health leaders, in the rich and poor countries.
Dancing in the Rain highlights that living with NCDs is like dancing in falling rain; you get wet but life can still be a lot of fun. The second part of the book features writing by young people; winners of the Future Leaders writing awards.
Proof of Birth. Australia has not yet achieved universal birth registration, which means that many people without a birth certificate struggle to enjoy the benefits of citizenship. In particular, people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, rural and remote communities and culturally and linguistically diverse communities, are over-represented in the number of unregistered births. Without a birth certificate these individuals are unable to realise many of their basic human rights. This book draws together the work of a range of experts from diverse fields who present recent developments and strategies designed to overcome the barriers to accessing the birth registration systems. It provides recommendations to help communities, governments and civil society work together to ensure ALL Australians are able to obtain a birth certificate to enable them to fully participate in Australian life.
No Not Equal!. Despite the efforts over the past 150 years to change laws to benefit women, and more lately to change different aspects of society, inequality between men and women remains deeply entrenched.
Yes – it’s true many women are now highly educated and financially independent, but many more struggle in low-paid jobs or no jobs, and often with little help to raise their children. It is apparent that men and women continue to allow unconscious bias to govern their beliefs and expectations about gender that shape so many personal and professional decisions.
No! Not Equal sets out a way forward to help overcome the economic and social gender inequality in Australia that continues to hamper women’s ability to realise their full potential.
Living Life Loving Life Young & Old is about ageing
with style and poise. Why not head off troubles early,
navigate the bumps in the road, and stay engaged
and involved in the joys of life. In the first part of the
book inspiring authors from the fields of medicine,
finance, law and the social sector share their
knowledge and experiences of getting older. They
tackle health concerns and everyday life challenges
of managing finances, maintaining family harmony,
and transitioning into new phases of life. The second
part of the book features writing by young people;
winners of the Future Leaders writing awards.
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