Muddling through or moving forward? From Education to Ebola, mindful cooperation unlocks social strength [News]
The Science of Mindful Cooperation: The Mindful Futures Network is joined by Organisational Psychologist Dr Paul Atkins, a member of the international design team implementing PROSOCIAL, an evidence-based approach for improving the efficacy of groups that are trying to work together to achieve common goals.
Add your voice to calls for a humane end to the Manus Island standoff [News]
Australia21 is calling on the Federal Government to end the human rights crisis among the refugees and asylum seekers our nation has confined to Manus Island, instead honouring our international obligation to protect them. We're also urging ordinary Australians to voice their concerns.
Assisted dying: Victoria's Upper House can bring comfort to millions who value dignity [News]
As Victoria's Upper House begins to debate the Assisted Dying bill passed by Lower House MPs, Australia21 is calling on those who will vote to set aside emotion and examine the evidence supporting change.
How to take school drug strategies beyond Personal Development & Health classes [News]
The first school to adopt 'Smarter About Drugs: A conversation pack' has integrated it into VCE Global Politics. Download it now and get students talking!
Still trying to get your head around the new National Energy Guarantee? Here's some help [News]
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.
The mindfulness 'image problem': measuring effectiveness [News]
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.
Making Our Future Work gives a policy voice to young Australians [News]
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 [...]
Pill testing: life-saving evidence prevails in A.C.T., now rest of Australia needs to act [News]
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.