• 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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  • Australia21 launches crowdfunding campaign for empathy app
    Posted: July 15, 2015

    A21 has launched a crowdfunding campaign at to fund an app designed to help people understand what empathy is and how to bring it into daily life. Empathy can be a powerful tool to encourage more human-centred and effective ways of developing policy on complex issues and it can help people live more meaningful and connected lives. Your donation welcome.

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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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  • Australia21 Director Alex Wodak asks why is illicit drug use considered evil?
    Posted: April 9, 2015

    A21 Director Alex Wodak asks ‘Why is illicit drug use considered evil?’
    It seems self-evident to many that the use of illicit drugs is evil. But why? When pressed, the most common response to this question is that illicit drug use is evil because it is against the law. So the next question is ‘why is the use of certain drugs illegal?’

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  • Australia21 Director Alex Wodak links demand for drugs with inequality
    Posted: April 9, 2015

    A21 Director Alex Wodak links illicit drug demand with inequality:
    If we in Australia want lower levels of illicit drugs use and problems, we will have to reduce our high level of inequality. This may seem counter-intuitive to some but there are many examples of dangerous health conditions being conquered as much by improved social conditions as by powerful medical treatments.

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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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  • Bob Douglas presents at the launch of the new book “Climate Change and Global Health”, Edited by Colin Butler
    Posted: January 15, 2015

    On the 9th December 2014, Australia21 Director, Professor Bob Douglas presented at the University of Canberra as a guest speaker for the launch of the new book “Climate Change and Global Health” Edited by Colin Butler. The book comprises 30 chapters, and brings together the work of 56 authors from 19 countries.

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