Who speaks for and protects the public interest in Australia?

This essay collection includes the ideas of 39 leading thinkers, policy makers and activists. The essays touch on a wide range of topics, including the public interest in asylum seeker policy, Indigenous futures, the environment, education and inequality. They also look at what is ailing...

A fair go for all Australians: urgent action required

This report is the result of a roundtable involving 32 experts and politicians, including former Labor Treasurer, Wayne Swan, and Federal Greens Leader, Richard Di Natale.

We all pay the price

This report examines the health and social harms caused or worsened by current drug policies. It is the result of an unprecedented Australia21 collaboration between experts in drug law, drug treatment and community welfare.

When helping hurts: PTSD in first responders

This is the report of a day-long roundtable exploring better ways of preventing the debilitating mental consequences of traumatic stress and improving mental health outcomes for front-line first responder personnel.

Beyond denial managing the uncertainties of global change

Australia21 used a recent visit to Canberra by futurists, Professor Jorgen Randers and Paul Gilding to bring together 14 Australian experts to discuss this issue with them. Randers, one of the authors of the 1972 Club of Rome “Limits to Growth” report, in his recent...