Blog

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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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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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 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. 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 celebration. It was...

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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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The Divine Right Of Capital In Australia Today: Corporations, Community Interests, The Body Politic And The Natural Environment

22 May 2019

There is a long and distinguished list of academic contributors to a large body of literature which addresses the question—what makes capitalist democracies work better/best/optimally? Some of the preconditions established in that literature are: that taxes/subsidies address...

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Balginjirr “A Special Place On Our Home River Country”!

17 May 2019

We are pleased to share with you this incredible poem by Dr. Anne Poelina, part of the Green Institute Report ‘Rebalancing Rights: Communities, Corporatations and Nature’. I came home to our river country, our place… our space… today. I stood at your grave site and recall the first...

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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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