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  • Australia21 - Cover shots of report Can Australia Respond to Drugs more Effectively and Safely?
    Senior police and drug users stand side-by-side for law reform
    Posted: March 18, 2017

    March 20, 2017 Senior police, prison officers and lawyers are standing side-by-side with drug users calling for law reform, to bring an end to killing and criminalising young Australians. Drug-related […]

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  • Australia21 - Brain design
    Calming the survival brain in politics
    Posted: March 15, 2017

    In the 21st century, politicians and policy makers will be better served if they have a greater awareness of the way their thoughts and emotions drive decisions. Neuroscience is validating that when our minds are calm, we cultivate the areas of the brain related to perception, emotion regulation, creativity, and complex thinking.

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  • Australia21 - montage of Kevin Andrews and Richard Nixon
    Politicians are the only winners in a war on drugs
    Posted: March 12, 2017

    Australia21 Director Dr Alex Wodak AM: Why Victoria deserves better from Premier Daniel Andrews.   Bad drug policy has been good politics for several decades. We can thank ¬†US President […]

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  • Australia21 - Paul Barratt, Chairman, in front of Shaping the Future banner
    Does gut feeling ‘Trump’ evidence? No, says Australia21
    Posted: February 7, 2017

    2017 is shaping up to be a big year for Australia21. More than ever we need think tanks working for the public good, developing and promoting public policy based on […]

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  • The year in review — our 2015-16 Annual Report
    Posted: December 20, 2016

    Our 2015-16 Annual Report is now available. Did you know we mobilised 1,317 hours of pro bono contributions to contribute to three major projects and three smaller projects, as well as to advise and help to develop five other projects. And that’s just in 2015-16.

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  • 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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  • Australia21 - algae under microscope
    Senator Janet Rice hosts Australia21 algal farming roundtable
    Posted: November 11, 2016

    Greens Senator Janet Rice today hosted and participated in an Australia21 roundtable on the potential role of algal farming in contributing to solutions to a range of issues facing Australia including food security, fuel security and water degradation.

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  • Mick Palmer, Australia21 Director Emeritus
    Mick Palmer talks about PTSD on Radio National
    Posted: September 13, 2016

    We need a much higher level of understanding of PTSD across the community and government, says Mick Palmer former AFP Commissioner and Australia21 Director. Listen to him talking to Amanda […]

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