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  • Welcome To Our New Honorary Youth Advisor 
    Posted: December 18, 2018

    Australia21 is pleased to announce we have been joined by a new Honorary Youth Advisor, who brings strong research skills and a commitment to engaging with youth on complex issues […]

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    Empathy in the digital age: lessons for Artificial Intelligence
    Posted: November 13, 2018

    Embedding empathy in AI design, boosting workplace mental health through mindful leadership and improving social outcomes with compassionate urban design are three of the topics being explored at the inaugural Mindful Futures Network conference.

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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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  • UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres speaking at UN
    UN chief warns world must act by 2020: a climate wake-up call to Australia
    Posted: September 11, 2018

    Australia21 has welcomed today’s warning by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres that the world must take action in the next two years to avert the disastrous consequences of runaway climate change, saying there’s a disastrous failure of Australian political leadership on this issue.

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