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Great Opportunities in the face of catastrophic Risks

Around the world governments, corporations, businesses and communities are preparing for a radically different future, in which human civilization confronts major threats – but also encounters boundless new opportunities. We all now face a set of human-driven catastrophic risks that threaten global and national security, prosperity and potential. In the worst case, these risks spell mass harm, up to and including human extinction.

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Young people at Australia21's Making Our Future Work pilot
“One of the best ways to demonstrate concern about our country and our community is to contribute to shaping their future.” Paul Barratt AO, Chair of Australia21

Recently released… ‘A Fair Go For All Australians’

A Fair Go report cover

Inequality in Australia has worsened since the publication of our first report on the matter in 2014. Australia21 and The Australia Institute have produced a landmark report which outlines a path to a fairer future for our country. To read more about the causes, consequences and possible solutions to inequality in Australia, click here.

Report on the health and social harms from current drug laws

We All Pay the Price report cover

An unprecedented collaboration between experts in drug treatment and community welfare has led to a ground-breaking Australia21 report that exposes a wide range of health and social harms created or worsened by Australia’s current drug laws. Click here to find out more.


Australia21: smarter solutions for big issues

Australia21 is an independent, not-for-profit think tank. We promote fair, sustainable and inclusive public policy through evidence-based research. We bring together experts, decision makers, business people, academics and ordinary Australians to tackle real-world ‘wicked’ problems — complicated social,  health, economic, environmental and national security dilemmas that defy simple solutions. We focus on the issues, not the politics. We rely on donations, philanthropic grants, government grants and academic and industry partnerships to operate.

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