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Australia21 congratulations MP Chris Ruane on his return to Westminster. Not because his was the first seat that Labour took from the Conservatives in the unpredictable 2017 UK election, but because Chris has brought about a fundamental change in the way the British Parliament and civil service operates. In May, he took time out from campaigning to help launch Australia21’s Mindful Futures Network.
Extrajudicial killings in the Philippines show how prohibition has made a global problem far worse, according to Australia21 Director Dr Alex Wodak.
Australia21 Director Dr Alex Wodak warns random drug testing of welfare applicants is set to be another sorry chapter in Australia’s failed and futile attempt to solve our drug problems by relying on punishment.
Australia21 Chair, Paul Barratt, welcomes the funding of needs-based school in Australia’s 2017 Federal Budget but says the Government has failed to seize opportunities to support sound policies in tertiary eduction and research and to address drug abuse, inequality and climate change.
We congratulate the Turnbull government for reversing planned budget cuts to Community Legal Centres, but thousands of Australians will still fall through the justice gap. In 2014 the Productivity Commission recommended an immediate injection of $200 million into the legal assistance sector nationwide, simply to meet existing demand for services.
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 […]