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  • Polar bear isolated on a thing sheet of ice in ocean
    Survival Matters – things we should be talking about
    Posted: April 26, 2019

    Join Australia21 on a journey in discovery of ten major threats that the world faces, and what we can do to reduce them. Australia21 has launched the ‘Survival Matters’ podcast […]

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  • Female high school students sitting at desks turned towards male teacher conducting a lesson
    Australia21’s Smarter About Drugs Program in schools to expand in 2019
    Posted: March 26, 2019

    Australia21/YoungA21 and the Australian Lions Drug Awareness Foundation (ALDAF) are excited to announce that we have been successful in forming a Local Drug Action Team (LDAT) to expand our Smarter […]

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  • We All Pay The Price report cover
    Exposed: Australia’s drug laws are creating or worsening many health and social harms
    Posted: November 1, 2018

    A groundbreaking report on the harms from current drug laws, by Australia21 with health practitioners & social service agencies including Uniting & Anglicare. Local and international evidence shows that punishing people is not an effective way to reduce drug use; criminal prosecution can actually increase drug use and crime, as well as poverty, social disadvantage, unemployment, homelessness, family violence, child protection interventions, mental illness, stigma, discrimination and suicide.

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  • Richard Branson signing the Long Walk to Treatment petition
    Draw the line on drugs
    Posted: October 25, 2018

    The Long Walk to Treatment, Take Control campaign and a new Australia21 report highlight the health and social harms of flawed drug policies. The chorus of reasonable people demanding evidence-based law reform is sending a powerful message to Australia’s politicians and policy makers: now is the time to put health and safety first.

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  • 2018 CONFERENCE Mindful Futures
    Book now! Mindful Futures Network 2018 Conference
    Posted: October 8, 2018

    Learn about innovations in the science of Mindfulness, Empathy & Compassion and their application to the business, education, health & community sectors, while meeting leading researchers and practitioners. Nov 23, Melbourne.

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  • Tasmanian Premier Will Hodgman with paramedics - Facebook
    PTSD breakthrough
    Posted: September 27, 2018

    Tasmania is making PTSD a presumptive work-related illness for first responders; the NT Police, Fire & Emergency Services Minister and Commissioner have launched our PTSD report; in Canberra the Senate Inquiry is taking note of our recommendations; and we’ve been briefing icare NSW and the state’s first responder agencies. Making progress!

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  • The Age: Penington Institute chief John Ryan with a sample of naloxone
    Saving lives through naloxone access
    Posted: September 20, 2018

    Australia21 congratulates our colleagues at the Penington Institute on the release of its latest report, ‘Saving lives: Australian naloxone access model’, launched by the Minister for Health Greg Hunt.

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  • Australia21 - Susan Davidson
    Welcome to our new Executive Officer
    Posted: August 8, 2018

    Australia21 is pleased to announce we have been joined by a new Executive Officer, Susan Davidson, who brings outstanding experience and skills to our team. Susan has held leadership positions within several organisations spanning the corporate, government and not-for-profit sectors, most recently with Diabetes Australia.

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