By Dr Lynne Reeder and Paul Barratt AO One of Australia’s most well-respected economists, Fred Argy argued that economic policy existed to serve the hopes, aspirations and values of society; […]
Bob Douglas Why are governments around the world avoiding the constellation of threats to survival of humans on the planet? At least 10 mega-threats to human continuation on our planet […]
Inequality in Australia has worsened since the publication of our first report on the matter in 2014. In light of this, Australia21 and The Australia Institute have produced a landmark […]
Influencing national debate on ‘wicked’ problems confronting Australia Our 2017-18 Annual Report highlights how Australia21 has stimulated national debate on a range of complex issues confronting Australia. We All Pay […]
Embedding empathy in AI design, boosting workplace mental health through mindful leadership and improving social outcomes with compassionate urban design are three of the topics being explored at the inaugural Mindful Futures Network conference.
A groundbreaking report on the harms from current drug laws, by Australia21 with health practitioners & social service agencies including Uniting & Anglicare. Local and international evidence shows that punishing people is not an effective way to reduce drug use; criminal prosecution can actually increase drug use and crime, as well as poverty, social disadvantage, unemployment, homelessness, family violence, child protection interventions, mental illness, stigma, discrimination and suicide.
The Long Walk to Treatment, Take Control campaign and a new Australia21 report highlight the health and social harms of flawed drug policies. The chorus of reasonable people demanding evidence-based law reform is sending a powerful message to Australia’s politicians and policy makers: now is the time to put health and safety first.