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
The Floating Garden

The Floating Garden

Emma Ashmere

Sydney, Milsons Point, 1926. Entire streets are being demolished for the building of the Harbour Bridge. Ellis Gilbey,...

The End of Patriarchy

The End of Patriarchy

Robert Jensen

The pathology of patriarchy, the idea that one group of people should control another—even own them, own even life...

Prostitution Narratives

Prostitution Narratives

Caroline Norma, Melinda Tankard Reist

For too long the global sex industry and its vested interests have dominated the prostitution debate repeating the same...

The Great Climate Robbery

The Great Climate Robbery


The great climate robbery provides valuable information about how the industrial food system causes climate change, how...

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