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  • We All Pay The Price report cover
    Exposed: Australia’s drug laws are creating or worsening many health and social harms
    Posted: November 1, 2018

    A groundbreaking report on the harms from current drug laws, by Australia21 with health practitioners & social service agencies including Uniting & Anglicare. Local and international evidence shows that punishing people is not an effective way to reduce drug use; criminal prosecution can actually increase drug use and crime, as well as poverty, social disadvantage, unemployment, homelessness, family violence, child protection interventions, mental illness, stigma, discrimination and suicide.

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  • Richard Branson signing the Long Walk to Treatment petition
    Draw the line on drugs
    Posted: October 25, 2018

    The Long Walk to Treatment, Take Control campaign and a new Australia21 report highlight the health and social harms of flawed drug policies. The chorus of reasonable people demanding evidence-based law reform is sending a powerful message to Australia’s politicians and policy makers: now is the time to put health and safety first.

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  • 2018 CONFERENCE Mindful Futures
    Book now! Mindful Futures Network 2018 Conference
    Posted: October 8, 2018

    Learn about innovations in the science of Mindfulness, Empathy & Compassion and their application to the business, education, health & community sectors, while meeting leading researchers and practitioners. Nov 23, Melbourne.

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  • Tasmanian Premier Will Hodgman with paramedics - Facebook
    PTSD breakthrough
    Posted: September 27, 2018

    Tasmania is making PTSD a presumptive work-related illness for first responders; the NT Police, Fire & Emergency Services Minister and Commissioner have launched our PTSD report; in Canberra the Senate Inquiry is taking note of our recommendations; and we’ve been briefing icare NSW and the state’s first responder agencies. Making progress!

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  • The Age: Penington Institute chief John Ryan with a sample of naloxone
    Saving lives through naloxone access
    Posted: September 20, 2018

    Australia21 congratulates our colleagues at the Penington Institute on the release of its latest report, ‘Saving lives: Australian naloxone access model’, launched by the Minister for Health Greg Hunt.

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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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  • When Helping Hurts: PTSD in first responders - Cover detail
    When Helping Hurts: PTSD in first responders
    Posted: June 27, 2018

    The Australian Federal Police (AFP), Australia21 and FearLess Outreach launch Australia’s first report on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) among Australia’s front line emergency personnel. ‘When Helping Hurts: PTSD in First Responders’, explores more effective ways of preventing the debilitating consequences of traumatic stress, and improving mental health outcomes.

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  • AFP forensics officers on scene
    Inequality, PTSD & doctor training: a record month
    Posted: June 12, 2018

    June 2018 is shaping up to be one of Australia21’s busiest months on record! We’ll be taking a good hard look at inequality in Australia, launching a groundbreaking report on PTSD among first responders, and sharing our work on PTSD and mindfulness with doctors of the future.

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