Blog

Turn It Off And On Again?

10 Aug 2020

If only it were that simple. It never really is, of course. But it’s the idea that this extraordinary moment creates the opportunity to reset our politics that inspired the Reset Reading Group, the first round of which…

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Ideas For A Just Future

1 Aug 2020

One of the fantastic projects that sprung up thanks to this extraordinary moment, and that the Green Institute has been delighted to be involved with, is the Reset Reading Group. Launched by our friends at the…

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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

How Much Does a Basic Income Cost?

8 Aug 2020

When discussing the topic of a Basic Income, the cost of the program is often people’s first question. After all, if the program were to deliver “an unconditional livable wage to every permanent resident” when the Henderson poverty line is ~$24,000/year and the population of...

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Criminalisation And Covid-19

27 Jul 2020

On Saturday July 4th Daniel Andrews’ government announced on national television that there would be a hard lockdown of Melbourne’s nine public housing towers, effective immediately. As his announcement (presumably for the benefit of Melbournians not living in the public housing...

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Blak Leadership, Green Politics: An Interview With Senator-elect Lidia Thorpe

17 Jul 2020

Ahead of her swearing in as Greens Senator for Victoria, Senator-elect Lidia Thorpe spoke to Green Agenda editor, Felicity Gray, about the activist history that propels her, her plans for the Senate, and decolonising green politics. Felicity Gray: Congratulations on your recent...

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Instead Of “Snap Back”, Let’s Rethink Work

8 Jul 2020

Lockdown in my household saw my partner and me working harder than ever, on endless Zoom meetings, frantically redesigning events and teaching for the online world, stuck in our home with two teenagers doing all their studying, socialising and extracurricular activities on video calls. It...

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Events

How Do We Reset? Ideas For A Just Future

How Do We Reset? Ideas For A Just Future

7.30pm, 5 August 2020

Speakers: Roj Amedi, Tim Hollo, Amanda Tattersall and Godfrey Moase The pandemic has disrupted business as usual, opening up the potential for different futures. Everything is being Reset… How things unfold from here is up to us. Join four of the curators of the Reset Reading Group for…

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Covid Democracy Webinar Series: Community-building From Bendigo To London

Covid Democracy Webinar Series: Community-building From Bendigo To London

8pm, 16 July, 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. It has also introduced huge numbers of people to ideas of mutual aid, anarchist organising, and participatory commons-based community building. For this webinar, we are delighted to have speakers joining us from two remarkable grassroots projects…

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Covid Democracy Webinar Series: Cooperatives As A Path To Democratic Economic Recovery

Covid Democracy Webinar Series: Cooperatives As A Path To Democratic Economic Recovery

8pm, 2 July, 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. What does that mean for Scott Morrison’s “laser-like focus on jobs”, and the planned economic recovery being driven by a corporate agenda? Can we, at a moment like this, begin to plan a democratic economic recovery?…

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