Assisted dying: what does the evidence show? [News]
Voluntary assisted dying: evidence shows new laws would allow the suffering of terminally ill Australians to be eased with compassion and accountability.
We REAP what we sow: How can we expect good outcomes if we don’t build the right skills? [News]
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.
Post Traumatic Stress: a new way forward for first responders [News]
"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.
School students start life-saving drug policy lessons [News]
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.
How many more children must die? Grieving parents frustrated by resistance to drug policy changes [News]
There is perhaps no greater anguish than that of a parent who has witnessed their child suffer and die. But the grief is compounded when they see others go through the same preventable trauma and loss year after year, decade after decade, while governments ignore the evidence that could save the lives of their children.
Save lives instead of sending sniffer dogs into SA schools [News]
Populist agendas do not make for effective health policy: the SA Opposition should promise better drug education instead of sniffer dogs for schools, to help stop deaths and criminalisation.
Australia's neighbours are drowning: how long can we keep staring at the waves? [News]
Several Australia21 interests have converged, in our support of the recent Oceania Ecosystem Services Forum. The forum brought together the science of empathy and compassion, the social and environmental implications of climate [...]
Turning pollution into profit: how algae farming can protect the Great Barrier Reef and create new jobs [News]
Australian regional economies and the environment will be the winners from innovative new technology that converts nutrient pollution from industry and municipal water treatment into valuable algae biomass. That's the finding of the latest Australia21 report, 'Opportunities for an expanded algal industry in Australia'.