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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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  • 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: 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: image from Malcolm Turnbull's NEG video
    Still trying to get your head around the new National Energy Guarantee? Here’s some help
    Posted: October 21, 2017

    Forget the RET and the CET, now we’ve got the NEG. Confused? There’s a lot to digest in the Turnbull government’s new energy policy, so it’s not surprising a lot of people are suffering from metaphorical reflux. Is the National Energy Target a genuine attempt at improvement, or a political stunt? It depends who you ask, of course. So we’ve distilled the commentary and provided our own take on the plan, to help you out.

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  • Australia21 - MBD algae farming
    Turning pollution into profit: how algae farming can protect the Great Barrier Reef and create new jobs
    Posted: August 10, 2017

    Australian regional economies and the environment will be the winners from innovative new technology that converts nutrient pollution from industry and municipal water treatment into valuable algae biomass. That’s the finding of the latest Australia21 report, ‘Opportunities for an expanded algal industry in Australia’.

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  • First school signs up to innovative ‘Smarter About Drugs’ strategy
    Posted: June 28, 2017

    A Melbourne school has signed up to pilot Australia21’s Smarter About Drugs Conversation Pack to engage its students in open and informed discussions about illicit drugs and the policies that guide Australia’s response to them. In other developments this month, the Making the Future Work project has been awarded $10,000 grant, there’s been a major shift on PTSD and we give you a sneak preview of our soon-to-be released Algal Farming report.

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  • Australia21 - Science & Technology Australia logo
    Keep science and technology free from political interference
    Posted: April 22, 2017

    Australia21 supports the call for leaders around the world to recognise and reinforce independent research, free of political interference. Below is an open letter published by eminent Australian scientists and their […]

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