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  • Australia21: image from Malcolm Turnbull's NEG video
    Still trying to get your head around the new National Energy Guarantee? Here’s some help
    Posted: October 21, 2017

    Forget the RET and the CET, now we’ve got the NEG. Confused? There’s a lot to digest in the Turnbull government’s new energy policy, so it’s not surprising a lot of people are suffering from metaphorical reflux. Is the National Energy Target a genuine attempt at improvement, or a political stunt? It depends who you ask, of course. So we’ve distilled the commentary and provided our own take on the plan, to help you out.

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  • Australia21 - head sketch
    The mindfulness ‘image problem’: measuring effectiveness
    Posted: October 13, 2017

    Mindfulness research can suffer from poor methodology, with subjective evaluation. The Mindful Futures Network is helping to map the best tests and measures of effectiveness in Australia.

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  • Australia21 - Making Our Future Work workshop 2017
    Making Our Future Work gives a policy voice to young Australians
    Posted: October 6, 2017

    Young people are faced with more uncertainties than ever before – and work, and how it will fit into their lives, is one of the big unknowns. Project Officer Jen […]

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  • Australia21 - Spilt Milk festival
    Pill testing: life-saving evidence prevails in A.C.T., now rest of Australia needs to act
    Posted: September 26, 2017

    The ACT Government’s decision to allow pill testing at the Spilt Milk festival will prevent overdoses and toxicity. Other Australian jurisdictions should also put harm reduction first.

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  • Australia21 - candle
    Assisted dying: what does the evidence show?
    Posted: September 22, 2017

    Voluntary assisted dying: evidence shows new laws would allow the suffering of terminally ill Australians to be eased with compassion and accountability.

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  • Australia21 - female executive reading document
    We REAP what we sow: How can we expect good outcomes if we don’t build the right skills?
    Posted: September 15, 2017

    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.

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  • Australia21 NSW Police photo of paramedic and police officer at scene of car crash
    Post Traumatic Stress: a new way forward for first responders
    Posted: September 7, 2017

    “It shouldn’t be a career limiting move to put your hand up and ask for help.” That’s one of the early findings from the Australia21/FearLess national first responder PTSD Roundtable. Normalising Post Traumatic Stress would go a long way towards alleviating losses in personnel and efficiency.

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  • Australia21 - students using the Smarter About Drugs conversation pack
    School students start life-saving drug policy lessons
    Posted: August 31, 2017

    Australian schools have started using a ground-breaking teaching resource that changes the way drug and alcohol issues are addressed among students, giving them the tools for informed discussion and evidence-based analysis of drug policies. Smarter About Drugs: A conversation pack has been designed by Australia21, YoungA21 and the Australian Lions Drug Awareness Foundation (ALDAF) to engage young people in a way that has never been done before in Australia.

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