Blog

Replenishing The Oily Rag

25 Jun 2021

So far this year, amidst the challenges we’re all facing, The Green Institute has brought you two fantastic quarterly editions of Green Agenda – Into The Fire and On (in)security, webinars on youth & democracy and climate grief and action, a bunch of blog posts, and a democratic…

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In Conversation with Danielle Celermajer and Scott Ludlam: From Grief To Possibility To Action

1 Jun 2021

The devastating fires across eastern Australia as the 2020s began burnt a hard black line across history – before the fires and after. Former Greens Senator Scott Ludlam and Professor Danielle Celermajer both faced those fires from terrifyingly close up. And their remarkable new books, Full Circle and Summertime, take…

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Publications

Cultivating Hope: Green Institute Annual Report 2020

21 Jan 2021

Last year will go down as history-making in so many ways. It was an immense struggle, marked by tragedy and devastation. But, unexpectedly, it was also tinged with real hope; the hope that can be found in people coming together through adversity, working collectively to create a better world. Looking back on everything The Green Institute did over…

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Rebalancing Rights: Communities, Corporations And Nature

Rebalancing Rights: Communities, Corporations And Nature

29 Mar 2019

If BHP Billiton has rights, and can act as a legal person, why shouldn’t the Great Barrier Reef? What would change if we decided that the natural world we are part of had rights of its own – the right to exist, to habitat, to be free from pollution? This collection began its life as an exploration of the concept…

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Views Of A UBI

14 Jun 2017

What would you do if you knew you wouldn’t be left behind? Nine Australians’ “Views of a UBI” 14 JUNE 2017 What would your life be like if you—and everyone around you—had a Universal Basic Income? How would it change the choices you make to know that there was a no-questions-asked, non-judgmental, society-wide support in place that we all contribute to…

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Green Agenda

On dissent: Winter 2021 Edition call for contributions

30 Jun 2021

We’re calling for contributions for our Winter 2021 edition of Green Agenda: on the work of dissent in politics and policy. Submit your short pitch to contribute to the debate on sustainability, social justice, peace and nonviolence, and democracy. The notion of dissent – an...

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Green Agenda Autumn 2021: On (in)security

7 Jun 2021

“What’s the most dangerous place you’ve ever been?” People often ask me this question, curious because of my work. I’m a researcher and a practitioner in the protection of civilians from violence, and I have spent time in war zones and refugee camps and neighbourhoods with high...

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Together, or not at all: An interview with Scott Ludlam

7 Jun 2021

Scott Ludlam is a former Greens Senator (2008 to 2017) and served as deputy leader of the Australian Greens. He has also worked as a filmmaker, artist and graphic designer. Green Agenda’s co-editor Felicity Gray spoke with Scott about his recently published book, Full Circle, and how our...

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SAS war crimes: (In)security at home and in Afghanistan

7 Jun 2021

Content warning: This article provides details of violence that readers may find distressing.  Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander readers are advised that some of the hyperlinks contain the names and photographs of people who have died.  On July 11 2017, ABC journalists Dan...

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Events

Could Australian politicians soon be prosecuted for Ecocide? Image of logging on the left and old growth rainforest on the right

Webinar: Could Australian Politicians Soon Be Prosecuted For Ecocide?

6pm, 29 July 2021

All of a sudden, momentum is swiftly building to introduce a global crime of ecocide, alongside genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity – making severe, widespread and long-lasting environmental destruction illegal under international law. Webinar: 6pm AEST, Thursday 29 July 2021 (not our usual time of 8pm). A few weeks ago, a high level panel of experts proposed a…

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Big Tech Let The World Burn: Green Agenda Webinar

Big Tech Let The World Burn: Green Agenda Webinar

8pm AEST, Thursday 17 June, 2021

When the Australian Government tried to push through the news media bargaining code earlier in the year, the Australian public faced the power of big digital platforms first hand. Facebook banned any pages in the country that fit under the broadest definition of ‘news’ imaginable, blocking not just the pages of The Guardian and The Australian, but also the Bureau…

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Grief, Possibility, Action - Summertime - Full Circle - Scott Ludlam - Danielle Celermajer - New Books

Grief, Possibility, Action: Green Institute Webinar

8pm AEST, Thursday 27 May 2021

If you are registered for tonight’s webinar and you haven’t received your Zoom link, please text Elissa 0418 786 986 and she will send it to you. However, please check your spam/junk folder first. Thanks! Scott Ludlam and Danielle Celermajer discuss the fires, the future, interdependence, and their new books. The devastating fires across eastern Australia as the 2020s began…

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