“One of the best ways to demonstrate concern about our country and our community is to contribute to shaping their future.” Paul Barratt AO, Chair of Australia21
Recently released… ‘A Fair Go For All Australians’
Inequality in Australia has worsened since the publication of our first report on the matter in 2014. Australia21 and The Australia Institute have produced a landmark report which outlines a path to a fairer future for our country. To read more about the causes, consequences and possible solutions to inequality in Australia, click here.
Report on the health and social harms from current drug laws
An unprecedented collaboration between experts in drug treatment and community welfare has led to a ground-breaking Australia21 report that exposes a wide range of health and social harms created or worsened by Australia’s current drug laws. Click here to find out more.
Australia21 is an independent, not-for-profit think tank. We promote fair, sustainable and inclusive public policy through evidence-based research. We bring together experts, decision makers, business people, academics and ordinary Australians to tackle real-world ‘wicked’ problems — complicated social, health, economic, environmental and national security dilemmas that defy simple solutions. We focus on the issues, not the politics. We rely on donations, philanthropic grants, government grants and academic and industry partnerships to operate.
Numerous scientific studies have demonstrated the power of empathy, not just in kids, but in adults as well. Empathy allows us to keep in mind that each of us is not only a “me,” but part of an interconnected “we.” ... See MoreSee Less
With the first year being so successful, I started seeing a difference in their behaviors. Instead of the students fighting or lashing out, they started to use words to solve their problems,” the school principal, Carlillian Thompson, told the Holistic Life Foundation in a news interview. “We see the success rate of those students who began in the program now. They are middle school students who are very successful; they come back and participate in the program.” Our mindful futures network is looking where mindfulness is being introduced into schools. ... See MoreSee Less
Professor Paul Gilbert describes in The Independent this week, how #compassion has the power to change politics for good; to create a nation that cares for one another, improves everyone’s lives, reduces #inequality and protects our natural world.
It’s been one year since Fred Argy, one of Australia’s most well-respected economists, passed away. On the first anniversary of his death, we reflect on his contribution to improving inequality in Australia and pledge to carry on his legacy.