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    MJA A Guide to Working Abroad (AMA/AMSA)

    The Medical Journal of Australia (MJA) has just published A Guide to Working Abroad.  Post your comments and reviews in the Forum, and find additional resources in Work and Volunteering. Working abroad as a health professional can be both hugely ...

    Beyond Borders: A Guide to Health Placements (Graham)

    Review from MJA Beyond Borders, McGraw-Hill’s Guide to Health Placements explores issues surrounding intercultural health placements.  The book was written by Dr Hamish Graham, one of the Global Health Gateway biggest supporters.  It is ...

    The Rugmaker of Mazar-e-Sharif (Mazari & Hillman)

    Reviewer: Susie (GHG member) This week Susie has written a glowing review The Rugmaker of Mazar-e-Sharif.  It sounds like an amazing read: a book that could influence our understanding of refugees, and the Australian policy on refugees. Many thanks, ...

    Giving: How Each of Us Can Change the World (Clinton)

    Reviewer: Robert (GHG member) Robert sends us his take on Bill Clinton’s book Giving: How Each of Us Can Change the World.   A wonderfully positive and inspiring challenge for each of us to contribute to a better future.  The...

    Desert Flower (Dirie)

    Reviewer: Claire (GHG member) Claire shares her journey through Waris Dirie’s autobiography, Desert Flower. (Thanks, Claire!) The autobiographical book Desert Flower is a powerful, inspirational account of Waris Dirie’s early life, from her ...

    Welcome [Film]

    This week Melinda reviews Welcome, a French film, focussing on a young Iraqi refugee.  Many thanks, Melinda! Welcome is a French movie from director Philippe Lioret that is currently being screened at a few cinemas.  It has been widely acclaimed in...

    Watching Brief (Burnside)

    Asylum seekers have been a hot topic recently, especially in the context of an upcoming election. This week Jenny takes a look at Watching Brief, a compilation of reflections on human rights, law and justice by renowned QC Julian Burnside. This...

    Bran Nue Dae [Film]

    Evelyn has sent us a fun review of recent Australian film, which has some pertinent indigenous Australian themes.  Check it out below! Bran Nue Dae is the recent screen adaptation of the first Aboriginal musical written by Jimmy Chi in...

    Samson and Delilah [Film]

    The buzz surrounding 2009 film Samson and Delilah peaked when it deservedly won the Cannes Film Festival Camera D’Or award.  Filmmaker Warwick Thomson has certainly produced a unique, beautiful film, in which the harsh reality of our lead ...

    Invictus [Film]

    Reviewer: Heidi (GHG member) At the movies, Heidi reviews a fascinating film tracing the connection between Nelson Mandela and the South African rugby team. Invictus opens with the release of Nelson Mandela (Morgan Freeman) from prison in 1990. ...