The public interest

  • Update on our latest projects
    Posted: November 25, 2016

    We’ve been busy over the last six months with projects continuing, two new projects starting out and several under construction. Empathy, trauma-related stress, algal farming, a drug education pilot program, and future project planning.

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  • Election 2016: Time to declare both sides of politics and the Australian people the winners
    Posted: July 8, 2016

    With a near dead heat in the race to form government, why does there have to be only one winner? Why can’t we all be winners drawing on the strengths of all our politicians, not just half of them? In the wake of the federal election, Australia21 Directors, Ian Dunlop and Bob Douglas argue for a new style of politics in the public interest.

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  • Elephants in the Polling Booth – Short election essays 2016
    Posted: May 6, 2016

    It’s on! Australians will head to the polling booths to elect a national government on 2 July 2016. Let’s make sure we know what we’re voting for. Here, in one-page […]

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  • New video, ‘Australia21: Who we are and what we do’
    Posted: April 2, 2016

    Meet four Australia21 Directors as they explain who we are and what we do in this short video.

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  • 2014-15 Australia21 Annual Report now available
    Posted: December 4, 2015

    The 2014-15 Australia21 Annual Report is now available online. For the full report go to 2014-15 Annual Report. Or click to check out the Annual Report Highlights.

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  • Young Australia21 stall at National Youth Week Expo – Canberra
    Posted: April 10, 2015

    In Canberra today (10th April), we have a Young Australia21 stall at the National Youth Week Expo in Garema Place – 4pm-8pm. Come by and say hello. We have some surprises in store, including a giant interactive box that you can submit your worries into (to be transformed into something beautiful) – and which you can also post your wishes on. We will also have some of our publications to give away by donation, and you can chat to us about our upcoming projects. Hope to see you there!

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  • Australia21 Director Ian Dunlop calls on women to step up on climate change
    Posted: April 9, 2015

    A21 Director Ian Dunlop on climate change – risk and opportunity:
    Sensible climate policy has been dismantled, replaced with token gestures. Unfortunately, the evidence is piling up, along with the economic cost of extreme weather events, to the point where continued denialism is simply economic illiteracy.In the national interest, emergency action is long overdue.The changes needed will require unprecedented co-operation, and statesmanship of the highest order. It is too much to expect the male-dominated, eminence-grise of the incumbency to rise to the occasion, but women might.

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  • Launch of “Who speaks for and protects the public interest in Australia?”
    Posted: February 26, 2015

    The Hon Kate Carnell AO, CEO of the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, launched “Who speaks for and protects the public interest in Australia? Essays by (39) notable Australians […]

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