Blog

Let’s Talk About Power (And Have Some Fun!)

28 May 2020

We need to talk about power. We need to talk about how change happens – at “normal” times, and at extraordinary times like these. But first, can we have some fun? This Saturday evening, we’ve got a fabulous night of fun planned for you! Featuring musical performances from Tuxedo…

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Is Democracy Possible Without UBI?

25 May 2020

This was just one of the huge questions we grappled with in a wonderful 80 minute conversation with Guy Standing, Jane Goodall, Abigail Boyd, and participants across Australia and beyond. You can now watch the full video below. With tremendous clarity, Guy took us through the challenges of the present…

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Publications

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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Can Less Work be More Fair?

9 Dec 2016

We need to talk about UBI and shorter working hours Does a world with more insecure work need to be a world of greater instability and fear? Are protectionism and nationalism appropriate responses? Are there alternative policy approaches which can bring people and communities together instead of driving them ever further apart? With global politics in a state of flux,…

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Green Agenda

Was Keneally’s Migration Diatribe Fair Dinkum Racist?

9 May 2020

Greens Councillor Jonathan Sri from Brisbane argues that regardless of whether Kristina Keneally is racist herself, her views of immigration will bolster a racist system. Perhaps unsurprisingly, a few people have taken issue with my suggestion that Labor Senator Kristina Keneally’s...

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Staying Together While Keeping Apart During COVID-19: Part Two

23 Apr 2020

In light of the Coronavirus pandemic and the rapid shift to physical distancing the Green Institute hosted a webinar on 19 March 2020 titled Staying Together While Keeping Apart. Green Agenda is now publishing transcripts of the speakers of the webinar. This week we are publishing the...

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Staying Together While Keeping Apart During COVID-19: Part One

17 Apr 2020

In light of the Coronavirus pandemic and the rapid shift to physical distancing the Green Institute hosted a webinar on 19 March 2020 titled Staying Together While Keeping Apart. Green Agenda is now publishing transcripts of the speakers of the webinar. This week we are publishing the...

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COVID-19: Militarise Or Organise?

31 Mar 2020

This is a re-post of a blog originally published by the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom. Please see here for more salient commentary in their series on COVID-19. In the last week as cities around the world have entered into lockdown, and as fear of the many...

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Events

Covid Democracy Webinar Series: Facing Up To Catastrophic Risks

Covid Democracy Webinar Series: Facing Up To Catastrophic Risks

8pm, 18 June 2020

The Coronavirus pandemic both lays bare deep and ongoing challenges and injustices and provides a moment to re-evaluate and reset our political conversation. In the earliest days of Australia’s lockdown, the Commission For The Human Future held an online roundtable to discuss the range of catastrophic…

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Covid Democracy Series: From the Local to the Global and Back

Covid Democracy Series: From the Local to the Global and Back, with Scott Ludlam, Carolyn Hendriks and Tim Hollo

8pm, 4 June 2020

The Coronavirus pandemic both lays bare deep and ongoing injustices in our society and provides a moment to re-evaluate and reset our political conversation. There are extraordinary signs, at the local and the global level, that communities are ready to make a tremendous shift. The political response to this crisis, with authoritarian over-policing and stimulus geared to supporting capital over…

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Virtual Campfire: A Green Institute Fundraiser

Virtual Campfire: A Green Institute Fundraiser

7.30pm, 30 May 2020

Enjoy a night of online games, theatre, stories, poetry, music and song while sitting around a wondrous Virtual Campfire. Join this heartwarming, family-friendly Zoom event on your own or with your whole household. Set up a candle to symbolise your home’s special “campfire”! Special live acts include: A performance by Tjanara Goreng Goreng, a Wakka Wakka Wulli Wulli Traditional Owner…

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