Author/Editor: Penny Mackieson

Penny Mackieson

Penny Mackieson is an Australian social worker and author who was adopted as a newborn and has worked primarily in the children and family services sector. She has Bachelor and Master’s degrees in Social Work from the University of Melbourne, where she is currently undertaking PhD studies on permanency in out-of-home care, focusing on Permanent Care Orders. Penny recently became Chair of VANISH, the Victorian Adoption Network for Information and Self Help. She lives with her husband and son in inner Melbourne.

28 Oct 2015 Book Launch at Kathleen Syme Library 251 Faraday St Carlton

Wednesday 28
251 Faraday St Carlton
RSVP: October 23


To be launched by Coleen Clare, Manager of VANISH


Books published by, or available from, Spinifex
Adoption Deception

Out Now
Dark Matter

Dark Matter

Robin Morgan

I‘ve had me up my sleeve
I‘ve pulled me from my hat
I’ve planted myself in the audience
as the patsy I dare to decipher...



Renate Klein

   Pared down to cold hard facts, surrogacy is the commissioning/buying/ renting of a woman into whose womb an embryo is...

The Pimping of Prostitution

The Pimping of Prostitution

Julie Bindel

This book examines one of the most contested issues facing feminists, human rights activists and governments around the...

I'm the Girl Who Was Raped

I'm the Girl Who Was Raped

Michelle Hattingh

I am the statistic that I read about. I am the thing I always feared most. I am rape.

That morning, Michelle had...

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