Blog

Defending Whistleblowers, Defending Democracy: Canberra Protest Speech

27 Jun 2019

I was delighted to be invited to speak this morning at a protest outside the Canberra courts where David McBride, the whistleblower who exposed alleged war crimes by Australian Defence Force personnel in Afghanistan, was due to face trial. This is the case which led to raids on the ABC…

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Re-engaging

16 Jun 2019

Well, I’m back! As you may recall, I stepped down as Executive Director of the Green Institute back in March in order to focus fully on my election campaign for the seat of Canberra. The board kindly kept my position vacant for the duration, while the wonderful Elissa Jenkins…

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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

Lessons From The Election Part 2: Unions And The Environment Movement

12 Jul 2019

There has been significant debate over both the role of unions and the environment movement in the 2019 Australian Federal Election. Godfrey Moase argues the two need to work more closely if we want to see action on climate change. This is the second part of a two part series on lessons...

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Politics Of Peace And Patience

6 Jul 2019

Dr Frank Habineza is the President of the Democratic Green Party of Rwanda, who in September 2018 was elected as one of two Greens MPs in the Rwandan national Parliament. In October 2018, former Australian Greens Senator Scott Ludlam caught up with him in Kigali, Rwanda’s capital, to...

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Lessons For Social Movements From The Federal Election

14 Jun 2019

This is the first in a two part essay on lessons for social movements arising from the 2019 federal Australian election. Read part two here. I felt empty on the night of May 18th when Labor lost the election. I had driven into Trades Hall for the Victorian union movement’s election night...

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Emancipation In The Anthropocene

30 May 2019

In 1958 Hannah Arendt published, The Human Condition.(1) At the beginning of this wide-ranging work, Arendt proposes “a reconsideration of the human condition from the vantage point of our newest experiences and our most recent fears.”(2) The major historical event which motivated this...

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Events

Jane R. Goodall - The Politics Of The Common Good: Book Launch & Panel Discussion

The Politics Of The Common Good: Book Launch & Panel Discussion

14 August, 2019

Jane R. Goodall’s The Politics Of The Common Good: Dispossession In Australia – Book Launch & Panel Discussion Panel with Professor Bronwen Morgan & Tim Hollo To be introduced by Dr. Stephanie Dowrick ‘The Earth is a Common Treasury’, proclaimed the English Revolutionaries in the 1640s. Does the principle of the commons offer us ways to respond now to the…

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“Green New Deal” And Its Relevance In Australia

“Green New Deal” And Its Relevance In Australia

10 July, 2019

Green Institute Executive Director Tim Hollo will be co-presenting – with Prof. Bronwen Morgan from University of NSW – a webinar hosted by the New Economics Network Australia, on the Green New Deal. It will be a considered and critical look at what the implications of the idea are, and what we in Australia need to…

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Making Canberra A Human Centred City

Making Canberra A Human Centred City

1:30 pm–4:30 pm, Saturday 13 October, 2018

Date & Time: 1:30 pm–4:30 pm, Saturday 13 October, 2018 Location: Room 1, Ainslie Arts Centre, Elouera Street, Canberra, ACT 2612 BOOK TICKETS NOW We’re co-hosting an exciting event with See Change and Urban Synergies Group on Making Canberra a Human-Centred City. Come along and help co-design the commons! You are invited to…

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