Think tank for the public good

Paul Barratt, Chair of public policy think tank Australia21.

Paul Barratt

Welcome to Australia21

Australia21 is an independent, not for profit think tank.

We promote fair, sustainable and inclusive public policy through evidence-based research.

We focus on complex social issues and environmental problems that defy simple solutions.

“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

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Does gut feeling ‘Trump’ evidence? No, says Australia21

February 7, 2017

2017 is shaping up to be a big year for Australia21. More than ever we need think tanks working for the public good, developing and promoting public policy based on […]

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The year in review — our 2015-16 Annual Report

December 20, 2016

Our 2015-16 Annual Report is now available. Did you know we mobilised 1,317 hours of pro bono contributions to contribute to three major projects and three smaller projects, as well as to advise and help to develop five other projects. And that’s just in 2015-16.

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