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 tackle real-world 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


Get informed. Be heard. Shape the future.


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Mindful Futures Network launch

May 18, 2017, 4:30pm - May 18, 2017, 5:30pm

Australia21 Director Dr Lynne Reeder launches the Mindful Futures Network.

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Interested in the role of empathy, compassion and mindfulness in policy making in Australia? Australia21's Mindful Futures Network (MFN) will be launching its first online webinar tomorrow. Find out more details about the event, and how to join us here: ... See MoreSee Less

Mindful Futures Network (MFN) - Online launch

May 18, 2017, 4:30pm - May 18, 2017, 5:10pm

Join us for the launch of a series of webinars by Mindful Futures Network - MFN In today’s challenging global landscape, working with the old ‘survival’ and new ‘intelligent’ aspects of th...

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Mindful Futures Network aiming for world first: mapping the impact of humanising our organisations

May 17, 2017

The Mindful Futures Network will chart how innovations in mindfulness, empathy and compassion can contribute to the health and proficiency of organisations.

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PTSD: Groundbreaking first responder collaboration aims for better prevention and treatment

May 17, 2017

First responders from across Australia have come together for an unprecedented Roundtable discussion, aiming to improve the prevention and treatment of Post Traumatic Stress (PTSD) suffered in the line of duty and at ensuring better support to those recovering from it.

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