• Portrait of Fred Argy
    Remembering Fred Argy – Reflecting on Inequality in Australia
    Posted: January 23, 2019

    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; […]

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  • Two young boys leaning over pond, playing in water
    Would Australian politicians contemplate a strategy for human survival?
    Posted: January 17, 2019

    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 […]

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  • A Fair Go cover
    A Fair Go For All Australians: urgent action required
    Posted: December 20, 2018

    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 […]

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  • Shaping a better future for Australia: Reflections on 2017-18
    Posted: December 18, 2018

    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 […]

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  • Welcome To Our New Honorary Youth Advisor 
    Posted: December 18, 2018

    Australia21 is pleased to announce we have been joined by a new Honorary Youth Advisor, who brings strong research skills and a commitment to engaging with youth on complex issues […]

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  • brain overlaid with computer data
    Empathy in the digital age: lessons for Artificial Intelligence
    Posted: November 13, 2018

    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.

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  • We All Pay The Price report cover
    Exposed: Australia’s drug laws are creating or worsening many health and social harms
    Posted: November 1, 2018

    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.

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  • Richard Branson signing the Long Walk to Treatment petition
    Draw the line on drugs
    Posted: October 25, 2018

    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.

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