Blog

“Conversation Starters” To Help Design A UBI

25 Jun 2018

In the eighteen months since we kicked off a discussion about Universal Basic Income with our paper, Can Less Work Be More Fair?, the conversation has grown tremendously, with so much interest from around the Greens and beyond. Now it’s time for the next step. Up to now, we’ve…

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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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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

A Universal Job Guarantee: An End To The Neoliberal Employment Landscape?

17 Sep 2018

At any given moment there are an extraordinary number of people looking to participate and contribute to our society in ways that the private job market ignores or excludes. In this article, Senior Campaigner for Economic Fairness at GetUp Edward Miller explores the merits of a Universal...

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The Environmental Impacts Of UBI And A Shorter Working Week

30 Aug 2018

Continuing our series on UBI: In this essay, republished from the Green Institute’s ‘Can Less Work Be More Fair?’ discussion paper on Universal Basic Income and a shorter working week, Professor Greg Marston argues that a UBI and shorter working week could play an important role in...

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Basic Income Makes Basic Sense for Remote Indigenous Australia

20 Aug 2018

In this essay, republished from the Green Institute’s ‘Can Less Work Be More Fair?’ discussion paper on Universal Basic Income and a shorter working week, Professor Jon Altman argues that a new Basic Income scheme has the potential to deliver remote living Indigenous...

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The City And The Commons

7 Aug 2018

Responding to Tim Hollo’s article Towards Ecological Democracy, Natalie Osborne explores the implications of these ideas for cities, arguing that urban commoning demands what will be, for many of us, a radical reimagining of land, boundaries, and notions of property and ownership that...

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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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