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 […]
Paul Barratt AO, Chair of Australia21: Whatever the policy, it needs to be coherent. The whole raison d’etre of Australia21, our core purpose, is to contribute to the development […]
Australia21 Director and ANU Professor Emeritus Bob Douglas: Australia should take the lead on research and teaching to avoid the collapse of civilisation and the demise of our species. […]