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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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  • 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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  • Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull
    Tax cut warning as inequality rises again
    Posted: June 23, 2018

    The Goverment’s planned tax cuts will increase inequality, according to a new report released as part of an Australia21/The Australia Institute roundtable with leading thinkers. Are you also concerned about inequality and other public policy problems? Say ‘yes’ to smarter policy solutions by supporting Australia21.

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  • Graph: Income growth of the top and 5th decile
    Excessive inequality does have solutions
    Posted: June 18, 2018

    Economic inequality in Australia is going from bad to worse, but that doesn’t have to be the case. Bright minds have been working to find smart solutions at a Roundtable discussion at Parliament House in Canberra hosted by Australia21, The Australia Institute and former Treasurer, Hon Wayne Swan MP.

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  • Manuel Cardoso photo
    What if police stopped arresting people for drug use? First hand account
    Posted: May 31, 2018

    Manuel Cardoso, the man who reformed Portugal’s drug policy, tells Australians that values including humanism, pragmatism and cooperation were are the heart of the legal change that put a stop to criminal convictions for personal use, reducing direct and indirect drug harms.

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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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