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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

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.


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A Fair Go For All Australians: A report on the causes, consequences and possible solutions to inequality in Australia

 2018 CONFERENCE Mindful Futures

Our Mindful Futures Network is holding its first national conference in November.

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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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