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You’re Invited To Talk ‘Ecological Democracy’

16 May 2018

LET’S TALK ECOLOGICAL DEMOCRACY! REGISTER FOR OUR WEBINAR NOW! It’s been really exciting to see and hear the reaction to Towards Ecological Democracy. People across the country, from all sorts of different perspectives, have called or emailed or joined the Facebook conversation or even sent over…

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UBI, Work And “Labo(u)r” Parties

6 Apr 2018

It was excellent to watch Richard Di Natale fully embrace and promote the idea of Universal Basic Income in his speech to the National Press Club this week. It’s clear the idea has made its way from the edges of Greens policy and politics into a central position, and that…

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Publications

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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Mulga Bills – First Ever Analysis Of Direct Action Auctions

3 Nov 2016

Mulga Bills won’t settle our climate accounts The first detailed analysis of the ‘Direct Action’ Emissions Reduction Fund auctions, conducted for The Green Institute by former Director Margaret Blakers and Margaret Considine, shows that not only is the scheme ineffective at meeting its own barely credible climate objectives but that, without major changes to its design, it cannot form a…

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Green Agenda

Liberation For Whom? Queer Anti-War Activism And Military Inclusion

17 May 2018

This article was originally published on Waging Nonviolence Is all inclusion good inclusion? Mainstream LGBTQ groups like the Human Rights Campaign promote any increase in gay representation as good — even representation in some of the world’s most deadly organizations, like the U.S....

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Understanding Gaza: What, Why And How To Respond

12 May 2018

From Friday, 30th of March this year, Palestinians in Gaza began holding weekly demonstrations. Though the protests have received some coverage in Australia, and some response from the Left, many have not understood the significant of the events, or how we can productively relate to them....

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Towards Ecological Democracy – Part 2

28 Apr 2018

This is part two of Tim Hollo’s essay, Towards Ecological Democracy. To read part one, go here. Be part of the conversation! We’d love to hear your thoughts on Tim’s ideas. We’re looking for comments and responses covering any parts of Tim’s essay. Your...

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Towards Ecological Democracy – Part 1

28 Apr 2018

Be part of the conversation! We’d love to hear your thoughts on Tim’s ideas. We’re looking for comments and responses covering any parts of Tim’s essay. Your response can be long or short, critical or positive. If you’d like to respond, get in contact here. ...

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Events

Commons/Wealth Games: The Commonwealth And The Commons

Commons/Wealth Games: The Commonwealth And The Commons

6pm-8pm - 18 April, 2018

Date & Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, April 18, 2018. Location: Griffith University EcoCentre, Building N68, 170 Kessels Rd, Nathan Free event! RSVP ESSENTIAL. Please email dominic.jarvis@griffith.edu.au to RSVP. Refreshments provided. Free parking information for the evening available here. The Commonwealth of Nations was born through the brutal enclosure of The Commons. From…

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Activating The Urban Commons: How Do We Make Canberra A Sharing City?

April 10, 2018

Book launch, panel and open conversation. Book your ticket now! Date & Time: 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm, April 10, 2018. Location: ANU Food Co-op; 3 Kingsley St; Canberra. View the event flyer. Come and hear what’s going on, what others are doing around the world, and what we can do to make Canberra the Commons Capital! Darren…

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Politics in the Pub – A Common Good

February 22, 2018

A Common Good: Democratic Futures for People + Planet Join Tim Hollo, Executive Director of the Green Institute, and Professor Stuart Rees, Council for Social Justice, Syd. Uni, in a discussion about the importance of changing the system to a focus on the common good, “grounded in the principles of ecology, social justice, democracy, non-violence, sustainability…

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