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'.
Innovative Australian research showcased by Mindful futures Network [News]
Thinking outside the box, researchers are finding new applications for mindfulness, empathy and compassion at a systems level right across Australia. The Mindful Futures Network is mapping and showcasing their projects and activities to inform, inspire and connect those working in the space.
Pathways Past the Precipice: flourishing in a mega-threatened world [News]
Inaction won't save the world from the threat of mass extinction, from an asteroid or our own mistakes. So Australian universities must find intelligent alternatives.
Setting the world on fire: Honorary Youth Adviser brings new skills to Australia21 [News]
Science communicator and entrepreneur Andy Barley has been appointed as an Honorary Youth Adviser, to help steer Australia21's Board on youth engagement with public policy.
A vote of confidence in evidence-based public policy [News]
Great news: Australia21 received overwhelming support for our End Of Financial Year appeal! We're taking that as a vote of confidence in the work we do to research and promote evidence-based public policy. It's a sign that Australians want to see informed, democratic decision-making in this era when fake news and spin can confuse issues and sidetrack rational debate.
First school signs up to innovative 'Smarter About Drugs' strategy [News]
A Melbourne school has signed up to pilot Australia21's Smarter About Drugs Conversation Pack to engage its students in open and informed discussions about illicit drugs and the policies that guide Australia's response to them. In other developments this month, the Making the Future Work project has been awarded $10,000 grant, there's been a major shift on PTSD and we give you a sneak preview of our soon-to-be released Algal Farming report.
Where's the evidence? 10 key projects keeping the public and politicians accurately informed [News]
We believe the best way to tackle flawed or ineffective public policies is providing evidence that supports the case for change: givenow.com.au/australia21.