Industry & technology

  • 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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  • Australia21 - algae under microscope
    Senator Janet Rice hosts Australia21 algal farming roundtable
    Posted: November 11, 2016

    Greens Senator Janet Rice today hosted and participated in an Australia21 roundtable on the potential role of algal farming in contributing to solutions to a range of issues facing Australia including food security, fuel security and water degradation.

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  • Report of ecosystems services report released
    Posted: June 23, 2014

    The report of the Ecosystems Services Forum – ‘Considering the environment in national strategic thinking’ held late last year was released on 20 June and is now available for download.

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  • Ecosystems Services Workshop
    Posted: December 9, 2013

    Papers from the Ecosystems Services Workshop hosted by Australia21 at the Crawford School of Public Policy at the ANU on 15 November 2013 are now available. See Our research/Australians in the landscape and follow the ecosystem services links.

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