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Inequality

  • Think again: Australia21 Director, Richard Eckersley, on health and inequality
    Posted: January 8, 2016

    ‘Growing concern over rising inequality has renewed interest in the effects of inequality on health’ says Richard Eckersley, Australia21 Director, ‘But the science is not as straightforward as many think.’ […]

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  • Australia21 Director Alex Wodak links demand for drugs with inequality
    Posted: April 9, 2015

    A21 Director Alex Wodak links illicit drug demand with inequality:
    If we in Australia want lower levels of illicit drugs use and problems, we will have to reduce our high level of inequality. This may seem counter-intuitive to some but there are many examples of dangerous health conditions being conquered as much by improved social conditions as by powerful medical treatments.

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  • Launching our Australia21 inequality mobile application
    Posted: November 27, 2014

    We’d like to announce the launch of our new Australia21 inequality mobile application. Through this app, you can learn more about inequality in Australia by reading our report, discussion paper, recommendations and browsing the gallery for our short videos, infographics and quotes. The application free and is available now through iTunes and Google Play.

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  • 11 June 2014, Rising inequality in Australia – John Hewson launches new Australia21 report
    Posted: June 23, 2014

    At Parliament House on 11 June Dr John Hewson AM launched the report Advance Australia Fair? What to do about growing inequality in Australia, written by Bob Douglas, Sharon Friel, […]

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  • Inequality roundtable held in Canberra
    Posted: February 11, 2014

    Australia21 and The Australia Institute convened a roundtable at Parliament House on January 31 to consider the question “What should be done about growing Australian inequality?” The meeting had before it a discussion paper prepared by Professor Sharon Friel from ANU and Dr Richard Denniss from The Australia Institute entitled “Unfair economic arrangements make us sick”. It is planned to release the report of the roundtable in April 2014

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  • Release of new discussion paper on the impact of financial inequality
    Posted: December 29, 2013

    Australia21 today released a new discussion paper “Unfair economic arrangements make us sick. How should Australia respond to the expanding financial inequities among its citizens?” as background for a roundtable discussion on 31 January 2014.

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  • Australia21 commissions discussion paper on Inequality
    Posted: October 10, 2013

    Australia21 has commissioned Professor Sharon Friel to write a discussion paper on the broad impacts of Inequality.

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