Current Affairs & Politics

Under Pressure

Carl Honore

Format: Paperback

AUD $29.99

The author of the international bestseller In Praise of Slow reveals how parents are in danger of over-stimulating their young children and how to help them to grow up happily without pushing too hard.

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Desert of Death

Leo Docherty

Format: Paperback

AUD $22.99

'I used to be a soldier: a Captain in the Scots Guards. I was in Afghanistan at the beginning of the new war. This is my story.'

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Inside Spin

Bob Burton

Format: Paperback

AUD $24.99

A blistering critique of the largely hidden role played by the public relations industry in Australia, Inside Spin reveals how corporate and government spin doctors invisibly influence just about every news story we read, see and hear. Winner of the 2005 Iremonger Award for Writing on Public Issues.

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National Insecurity

Linda Weiss, Elizabeth Thurbon and John Mathews

Format: Paperback

AUD $26.99

Uncovers the truth behind the Howard Government's international trade treaties with the US and how crucial parts of Australia's domestic economy, international markets, defence and health security, research, energy policy and culture are being handed over to the US.

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Shakedown

Paul Cleary

Format: Paperback

AUD $35.00

The compelling inside story of how Australia attempted to bully East Timor out of its rights to the lucrative oil and gas resources of the Timor Sea and the people, both heroes and villains, who played the game for a nation's future.

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Kickback

Caroline Overington

AUD $32.99

From the award-winning journalist who first broke the story, here - in forensic detail - is the incredible true story of how the Australian Wheat Board funnelled hundreds of millions of dollars to Saddam Hussein's regime on the eve of the 2003 war.

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Love, Poverty and War

Christopher Hitchens

Format: Paperback

AUD $26.95

'His allies, of whom I count myself one, rejoice in the sureness of his aim. May his targets cower.' - Susan Sontag

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Hooked

G. Bruce Knecht

Format: Paperback

AUD $32.99

A rip-roaring tale of modern day piracy on the high seas and one of the longest and most dangerous pursuits in maritime history: the 21 day hunt for the Uruguayan fishing vessel suspected of poaching Patagonian Toothfish (aka Chilean Sea Bass) in Australian waters.

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After Port Arthur

Carol Altmann

Format: Paperback

AUD $32.99

A decade on, journalist Carol Altmann looks at how the people, the place, the killer, and the whole country has changed since the horrific massacre at one of Australia's most infamous historic landmarks.

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Brave New Workplace

David Peetz

Format: Paperback

AUD $37.99

Employers and the government are pushing for every employee to have an individual contract. David Peetz peels away the claims and counterclaims to explain who benefits and who loses in the brave new world of work.

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