Research overview

Australia21 has a wide variety of projects bubbling away, in concept, development or implementation stages.

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    Latest research and projects
    Posted: November 24, 2016 - Anne Quinn

    Australia21 has a variety of projects bubbling away, in concept, development or implementation stages. When they start to become more than just the seed of an idea, we’ll let you know right here. Our current research covers: Drug law reform, Algal farming, Trauma related stress, Smarter About Drugs conversation pack, Smarter About Drugs education pilot, Mindful Futures Network, Making our future work.

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  • Australians in society
    Posted: October 15, 2013 - Lyn Stephens

    The Australians in Society program focuses on the broad social determinants of human health and wellbeing and explores the policy frameworks that can promote or inhibit overall community wellbeing. Our research covers: Drug law reform, Trauma related stress, The empathy project, Public interest, Inequality, Assisted dying, Health & wellbeing, Youth wellbeing, Measuring progress, Violence in public places.

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  • Australians in the landscape
    Posted: September 16, 2013 - Anne Quinn

    The Australians in the Landscape program concentrates on the the value and the services we derive from our great landscape and seeks to promote a deeper understanding of the impacts of humankind on the environment, and of the tipping points at which natural systems can move irreversibly to a different state. Our research covers: Algal farming; Ecosystem services, Transforming Australian landscapes, Climate change, Northern development.

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  • Australia in the world
    Posted: September 15, 2013 - Anne Quinn

    From its vantage point as an advanced, affluent industrialised society in a global community of approximately 200 nation states and self-governing entities how can Australia engage with the world and, as a good global citizen, contribute to making the world a better and more harmonious place? Our research covers: Asylum seeker policy, Global change, Global action on the prevention of pneumonia.

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  • Building Australia’s resilience
    Posted: September 14, 2013 - Anne Quinn

    Resilience is a word used more and more across societies worldwide as decision makers realise that predicting and controlling the future does not work and that preparing for uncertainty and surprise is vital. Our research covers: Rapid and surprising change, How resilient is Australia?, Brighter prospects: Enhancing the resilience of Australia, Shaping Australia’s resilience: Policy development for uncertain futures, Building the resilience of child development systems.

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  • Next Big Question
    Posted: September 13, 2013 - Anne Quinn

    As well as addressing the next big questions that we discern ourselves, we actively engage with the wider community to ensure that we identify the new and emerging issues that are important for the future of Australian society. Our research covers: Elephants in the polling booth: Short election essays 2016, NBQ1: 2009-2011 project events.

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