Ministers, Agency Heads and CEOs need their executives to REAP more sustainable solutions to deal with the major issues confronting citizens, communities and employees: Respond, Engage, Attend and Produce. That’s the advice of Australia21 Director Peter Yuile, who draws on his long experience and deep understanding of government and the Australian public service to provide insight to senior executives.
Populist agendas do not make for effective health policy: the SA Opposition should promise better drug education instead of sniffer dogs for schools, to help stop deaths and criminalisation.
Inaction won’t save the world from the threat of mass extinction, from an asteroid or our own mistakes. So Australian universities must find intelligent alternatives.
Great news: Australia21 received overwhelming support for our End Of Financial Year appeal! We’re taking that as a vote of confidence in the work we do to research and promote evidence-based public policy. It’s a sign that Australians want to see informed, democratic decision-making in this era when fake news and spin can confuse issues and sidetrack rational debate.
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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.