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  • UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres speaking at UN
    UN chief warns world must act by 2020: a climate wake-up call to Australia
    Posted: September 11, 2018

    Australia21 has welcomed today’s warning by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres that the world must take action in the next two years to avert the disastrous consequences of runaway climate change, saying there’s a disastrous failure of Australian political leadership on this issue.

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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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  • Australia21 - Susan Davidson
    Welcome to our new Executive Officer
    Posted: August 8, 2018

    Australia21 is pleased to announce we have been joined by a new Executive Officer, Susan Davidson, who brings outstanding experience and skills to our team. Susan has held leadership positions within several organisations spanning the corporate, government and not-for-profit sectors, most recently with Diabetes Australia.

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  • AFP photo of helicopter above oil rig
    Senate breaks ice on climate security: now for urgent action
    Posted: May 24, 2018

    Australian politicians have again failed the community by refusing to confront the implications of climate change for Australia’s national security. The immediate threat to our country, our world and our very existence now needs to be met with visionary leadership and urgent action.

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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: Cowandilla Primary School SA
    Doing a lot with very little: a high impact year of public policy projects
    Posted: December 28, 2017

    As the year comes to a close, Australia21 is proud to release our 2016-17 Annual Report. We did a lot with very little over the period, running nationally significant projects, boosting our profile and calibrating the goals that will keep us powering on through 2017-2018.

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  • Australia21: Board face-to-face meeting November 2017
    Face to face with Australia21: pot stirring and rich pictures
    Posted: December 20, 2017

    The final Australia21 Board meeting of 2017 was a rare opportunity to meet face-to-face. The time together sowed the seeds for new approaches and themes, while revealing fresh sources of energy and providing a strong foundation for the work to come in 2018.

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  • Australia21 - A teacher assists children at Cowandilla Primary School
    This Christmas, help shape a better future for all Australians
    Posted: December 11, 2017

    Help Australia21 improve public policy decision-making through high quality, evidence-based research to ensure a fair, sustainable and inclusive future.

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