Blog

When The Two Tims Talk: Tim Dunlop In Conversation With Tim Hollo

4 Apr 2019

Author, writer and academic Tim Dunlop interviewed Green Institute Executive Director Tim Hollo. He’s kindly given permission for us to share it here. You can unlock Tim Dunlop’s other essays, stories, interviews and analysis on his Patreon by becoming a patron. Tim and Tim discuss how we might…

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NENA2018 – Building The New Economy (And The New Politics)

22 Oct 2018

One of the highlights of my work year is always the superb NENA conference – the annual gathering of the New Economy Network Australia. This year, we gathered in Melbourne, over the last three days, with a focus on the Commons and on food. There were conversations all day…

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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

Property Rights, Corporate Personhood And Nature

23 Apr 2019

This paper formed part of the Green Institute Report ‘Rebalancing Rights: Communities, Corporatations and Nature’. Property rights are a social construction, embodied in law and enforced by the coercive power of the state, represented by police, courts and prisons. This fact is...

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The Right To Advocate And Protest Is At The Core Of Our Democracy

15 Apr 2019

This paper formed part of the Green Institute Report ‘Rebalancing Rights: Communities, Corporations and Nature’. As an Australian, I am proud that my country was central to both the writing and the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948.  The head of the...

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Rights Of Nature, Earth Democracy And The Future Of Environmental Governance

8 Apr 2019

This paper formed part of the Green Institute Report ‘Rebalancing Rights: Communities, Corporatations and Nature’. Around the world, people are working hard to protect their local communities and local ecosystems from the destructive impacts of excessive industrial...

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What If We Stopped Punishing Drug Users?

4 Apr 2019

Let me repeat a phrase that has been used so often it is almost a cliché: the war on drugs has failed. Existing drug policies have increased drug-related harm, punished the vulnerable and the addicted and bolstered organised criminal networks. Health professionals, lawyers and policy...

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Events

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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“Conversation Starters” To Help Design A UBI

“Conversation Starters” To Help Design A UBI

8pm-9.30pm, Tuesday 7 Aug, 2018.

Date & Time: 8pm-9.30pm, Tuesday 7 Aug, 2018. Location: Online via Zoom UBI is a conversation we need to have together, so we’ve put together three “Conversation Starter” papers, so you can host a conversation on Universal Basic Income at your local Greens branch or in your local community. Keen to host a conversation? Join us on this Webinar…

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Talking Ecological Democracy

Talking Ecological Democracy

8pm-9:30pm, Wednesday 23 May, 2018

Date & Time: 8pm-9:30pm, Wednesday 23 May, 2018 Location: Online via Zoom Do you find yourself, having read Towards Ecological Democracy, wanting to talk about it? Are there points you strongly agree with or disagree with? Are there ideas you want to explore further? On May 23, at 8pm AEST, we’ll be holding our first webinar for some time,…

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