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            Paul Barratt AO
Chairman Australia21

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    Beyond Operation Sovereign Borders: A long-term asylum policy for Australia
    Posted: July 21, 2014

    In an objective and non-partisan way this paper considers the lessons Australia has learnt in the past 15 years from the various approaches to dealing with the maritime asylum seeker phenomenon and explores what future policies could best be applied in the short, medium and long term. It is written from a policy-making perspective by Peter Hughes, Visiting Fellow at the Regulatory Institutions Network, ANU and Arja Keski-Nummi, Fellow at the Centre for Policy Development, and was commissioned as background for a roundtable on Refugee and Asylum Seeker Policy roundtable held at Parliament House in Canberra in July 2014

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    Considering the environment in national strategic thinking
    Posted: June 22, 2014

    This publication is the report of a forum – Considering the environment in national strategic thinking – sponsored by the Department of Agriculture, Australia21 and the Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University held in November 2013. The report was prepared for the Department of Agriculture on behalf of Australia21 by Steven Cork, drawing on notes from Michele Barson, Nicky Grigg, Clare Kerr, and Adrienne Ryan.

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    Advance Australia Fair? What to do about growing inequality in Australia
    Posted: June 11, 2014

    Australia has a long and proud tradition of equality, but in recent decades the benefits of strong economic growth have flowed disproportionately to the rich. The growing gulf between those in the top range and those in the lower ranges of wealth and income distribution has profound effects on population health and wellbeing, on educational outcomes and there is increasing evidence that increasing inequality impedes economic productivity and growth. Read this report to discover 10 ways we can reduce inequality in Australia and preserve the land of the fair go.

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    Unfair economic arrangements make us sick
    Posted: December 29, 2013

    Financial inequity is a major cause of poor physical health and mental wellbeing – with related impacts on productivity and economic stability.This paper begins by describing the harm created by financial inequality, then looks at how these inequities are created before discussing a range of actions that can be taken to address financial inequities and the related social and health inequities.

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    Refugees and asylum seekers: Finding a better way
    Posted: December 16, 2013

    This is a collection of essays by an unprecedented range of Australian leaders in the law, military, human rights, religion and politics as well as refugees themselves, all seeking new ways of framing the public conversation about refugees and asylum seekers.

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    Placing global change on the Australian political agenda
    Posted: June 18, 2013

    The sixteen essays in this anthology have forthrightly identified a range of plausible and serious threats to the future, not only for Australia, but for human civilisation.

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    Repairing and preparing Australia’s landscapes for global change
    Posted: June 10, 2013

    Repairing and preparing Australia’s landscapes for global change: Why we must do much more A report on an expert roundtable, held at the University of Melbourne on 21 February 2013, to consider the question: What are the benefits of large-scale reforestation and revegetation, and how can they best be achieved?

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    The right to choose an assisted death:Time for legislation?
    Posted: November 2, 2012

    This is the report of a roundtable on the topic of voluntary euthanasia and assisted suicide which involved a diverse group of doctors, lawyers, former politicians, ethicists, big picture thinkers and activists, including people supporting and opposed to law reform.

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    Alternatives to prohibition: Illicit drugs: How we can stop killing and criminalising young Australians
    Posted: September 8, 2012

    Australia’s illicit drug markets continue to thrive. Young people are being encouraged to experiment because huge profits are made from drug markets controlled by powerful criminal networks. Australia’s reported rates of cannabis and ecstasy (MDMA) use are among the highest in the world.

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    How resilient is Australia?
    Posted: October 8, 2008

    Leaders of all kinds around the globe are expressing concern that the world, or their part of it, is becoming less stable and predictable. The rate of change is increasing, rapidly, almost everywhere, and the world is undergoing more big shocks—physical (climate change, tsunamis, earthquakes), biological (pandemics, pest outbreaks, collapse of food supplies), economic (market collapse), social (terrorism, failed states, forced migration).

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  • Sep
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    Amelia Gates has been appointed voluntary YA21 Coordinator. She will work with our youth wing to develop YA21 activities and programs. In the longer term her vision is to establish YA21 as a valid, vibrant and respected voice of young people in Australia. For more click on the YoungA21 tab.

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  • Aug
    18

    Read Australia21 Director Ian Dunlop’s response to the government’s chief business adviser, Maurice Newman, who postulated that the world may face risks associated with ‘global cooling’. http://www.smh.com.au/comment/we-shouldnt-go-cold-on-the-science-around-global-warming-20140814-1041a3.html

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  • Jun
    23

    At Parliament House on 11 June Dr John Hewson AM launched the report Advance Australia Fair? What to do about growing inequality in Australia, written by Bob Douglas, Sharon Friel, [...]

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  • Jun
    23

    The report of the Ecosystems Services Forum – ‘Considering the environment in national strategic thinking’ held late last year was released on 20 June and is now available for download.

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  • Jun
    13

    Visit our online Shop – opened on 12 June 2014 – if you would like to purchase hard copies of recent reports and some of the classics

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