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  • Australia21: image from Malcolm Turnbull's NEG video
    Leadership fail: NEG is just one symptom of a sick political system
    Posted: August 10, 2018

    To appease fossil fuel vested interests and their acolytes, every compromise has been used as a starting point to further ratchet down sensible climate policy ambition, the latest example being the National Energy Guarantee (NEG), which totally fails to address the escalating climate risk, while doing little to achieve its other reliability and energy price reduction objectives.

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  • Farmers attending the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry have a moment of reflection
    Banking compassion? Make the Royal Commission count
    Posted: August 3, 2018

    Can we expect compassion from the Banking industry? We can – but only if the new science of compassion is understood, according to Mindful Futures Network founder Dr Lynne Reeder.

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  • Budget 2018: title page of government video
    Budget 2018: lacking vision and values
    Posted: May 15, 2018

    The Federal Budget is a reflection of the vision and values of the government of the day. So what does the 2018 Budget say about Australia’s current leadership and the direction it’s setting for our nation? Australia21 has unpacked the policy decisions and the messages they convey, as well as the post-Budget commentary. Now Chair, Paul Barratt, delivers our verdict.

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  • ABC Four Corners 'Weather Alert' fire
    What’s missing in our (lack of) response to climate change? Brain Science
    Posted: March 9, 2018

    Australia’s warming climate is changing the way we live and work. Now we need to change the way our brains respond to long-term threats, in order to survive.

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  • Australia21: Max Planck Institute
    Relaxing Wishes and all the best for a New Year of social intelligence & cooperation
    Posted: December 21, 2017

    The first year of Australia21’s Mindful Futures Network has provided a jam-packed start to the mapping of mindfulness, empathy and compassion across Australia’s organisations. This last update for 2017 takes time to remind you why the Network focuses on those three things – particularly at a time that can be stressful for many people.

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  • Australia21 - female executive reading document
    We REAP what we sow: How can we expect good outcomes if we don’t build the right skills?
    Posted: September 15, 2017

    Ministers, Agency Heads and CEOs need their executives to REAP more sustainable solutions to deal with the major issues confronting citizens, communities and employees: Respond, Engage, Attend and Produce. That’s the advice of Australia21 Director Peter Yuile, who draws on his long experience and deep understanding of government and the Australian public service to provide insight to senior executives.

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