Blog

#TheirBudget, Our Lives – A Democratic Budget Reply In Action!

14 May 2021

If there’s anything better for the soul than a big group of people gathered together around a good meal, actively planning together how to build a better world, I’ve not experienced it. On the traditional Budget Reply night, Thursday of Budget week, The Green Institute partnered with The Australian Unemployed…

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From Grief To Possibility To Action: Join Our Virtual Book Club

13 May 2021

For everyone who was living anywhere near the gargantuan, climate-change-fuelled fires of 2019-20, or had any connection to the country that was burning, they left an indelible mark on our psyche. Recently, as the autumn chill arrived in Canberra and the first hazard reduction burns took place in…

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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

(In)security: Autumn 2021 Edition call for contributions

15 Mar 2021

We’re calling for contributions for our Autumn 2021 edition of Green Agenda: on security and insecurity in politics and policy. Submit your short pitch to contribute to the debate on sustainability, social justice, peace and nonviolence, and democracy. The notion of security has been...

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Green Agenda Summer 2021: Into the Fire

25 Feb 2021

As I sit in my study writing this piece, I look outside to the trees in our street and the clean Canberra air. It is a far cry from what it was like just over a year ago. From November 2019 to February 2020 our beautiful city was shrouded in smoke. With fires to our north, east and west,...

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The fire front: Transformative politics in Queensland

25 Feb 2021

Queensland bears a burden of being perceived as a deeply conservative state. One Nation emerged from the ashes in a small Queensland city called Ipswich, a coal town left in ruin once the mining moved further West. We carry the history of the Joh Bjelke-Petersen era, and a violent history...

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Facebook lets the world burn

25 Feb 2021

It was never going to go well. Attempting to prop up the media sector while reigning in the tech giants with one bill was always going to be chaotic, but even then, the impact of Facebook’s Australian news content ban last Thursday was more widespread than almost anyone anticipated. The...

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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

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 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,…

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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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