More than 30 of Australia’s health and social service organisations and policy leaders have agreed to work together to raise public awareness that current Australian drug laws, although well-intentioned, create or worsen a wide range of health and social harms.
Australia21 Director Deborah Rice asks the question of our times: do today’s young people have the ability the manage the mess they are about to inherit? The answer may surprise you.
Policy was often ignored in favour of politicking in Australia’s parliaments in 2017, so Australia21 has set out a roadmap to keep our MPs on track through 2018. We urge them to tackle issues that really matter this year, where evidence shows the nation will benefit from apolitical discussion and sensible decisions.
Australia21 is delighted to announce that Kerry Stubbs will be adding her extensive leadership experience to our highly skilled Board of Directors. We are also excited to welcome Rebecca Bunn to our Board, after several years of outstanding service in other roles with Australia21.
As the year comes to a close, Australia21 is proud to release our 2016-17 Annual Report. We did a lot with very little over the period, running nationally significant projects, boosting our profile and calibrating the goals that will keep us powering on through 2017-2018.
The final Australia21 Board meeting of 2017 was a rare opportunity to meet face-to-face. The time together sowed the seeds for new approaches and themes, while revealing fresh sources of energy and providing a strong foundation for the work to come in 2018.
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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.