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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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Bookclub With Scott, Danielle And Tim This Thursday

24 May 2021

“Does a story of survival and recovery offer us redemption? Or does it at least spare us the burden of feeling condemned for the crime of omnicide?” These words from towards the end of Professor Danielle Celermajer’s beautiful book, Summertime, ring in my mind as I ponder that difficult, tenuous,…

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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

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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Government’s secrecy war makes us less safe

7 Jun 2021

When the Australian government announced in April last year that they would be developing and deploying a smartphone application to assist contract tracing efforts as the coronavirus pandemic started to impact Australia, there was immediate and vocal public scepticism. It came from privacy...

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Events

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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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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Youth and Democracy in a World on the Brink:

Youth and Democracy in a World on the Brink: “I Am Greta” online screening and webinar with Jordon Steele-John

8pm AEDT, 10 February, 2021

If you have registered, you will have received a Zoom link email at the time you registered. You will also have received a reminder email including the Zoom link at around 3.22pm AEDT this afternoon (Wednesday 10 February). If you have registered and haven’t received the Zoom link via email (check your junk/spam folders first!), please text/call Elissa 0418 786…

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