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“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’

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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

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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.

 2018 CONFERENCE Mindful Futures

Our Mindful Futures Network held its first national conference in November. Click here for more information.

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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A research report released today by Australia21 and The Australia Institute shows a majority of Australians (63%) think our society has become more unequal over the last ten years while even more (79%) believe that governments should be doing more to reduce inequality.

“With this report, we want to offer real-world, practical policy solutions to the major structural difficulties that people in our society are facing," says Paul Barrett, chair of Australia21.

Full report here: australia21.org.au/product/a-fair-go-fo-all-australians-urgent-action-required/#.XBsNWxMzZBw
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Austalia21 is pleased to introduce you to the newest member of our team, Ashleigh Wesseling. Ashleigh brings strong research skills and a commitment to engaging with youth on complex issues to her new role as Honorary Youth Advisor. We look forward to working with Ashleigh. ... See MoreSee Less

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2 months ago

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Partying this summer? It may seem counter-intuitive, but evidence shows ditching Australia's drug laws would help reduce harm. ... See MoreSee Less

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