Blog

Necessary But Insufficient: Anti-corruption Commissions Won’t Stop Corruption

16 Oct 2020

Unfortunately, it’s patently obvious that we need anti-corruption commissions to expose corruption in Australian politics. But history shows such commissions to be necessary to expose corruption but insufficient to prevent it. With NSW Premier, Gladys Berejiklian, fighting for her political life after her knowledge of and failure to act on…

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Government Of, By And For The Fossil Fuel Industry: Speech At Bernard Collaery Trial

1 Oct 2020

Pictured: Bernard Collaery and supporters. Speech by Tim Hollo in Canberra on September 30 at the Bernard Collaery Trial. Good morning everyone and good on you stalwarts for continuing to be here, to stand up for justice and democracy. Before going any further, I also want to acknowledge that we’re…

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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 A Time Of Transformation, We’re Going Quarterly

18 Aug 2020

Times are changing around the world, and Green Agenda is following suit. We’re excited to announce that we’re moving to a quarterly online journal model. Each season, you’ll receive a suite of new pieces, interviews, and a webinar, unified around a curated theme. We want to kick off...

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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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Events

Where To From Here? Imagining A Post-Covid Future

Where To From Here? Imagining A Post-Covid Future

8pm AEDT, 11 November 2020

The ongoing effects of Covid-19 continue around Australia and our region. On every front – politically, economically, culturally – life seems to have become more difficult. The economic and social fallout will be long-lasting, and most keenly felt by those who were already struggling. At the same time, the pandemic could represent an opportunity. There might be,…

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Homo Ecologicus: Money Between Economy and Ecology

Homo Ecologicus: Money Between Economy and Ecology

10am, 6 November 2020

The image of Homo Economicus underpins the ubiquity of neo-classical economics, delineating the possibilities of exchange for humans conceived as rational and self-interested beings. How does growing awareness of our ecological entanglements with human and more-than-human beings invite a reimagining of our economies, societies and political systems? Hosted by Economythologies and…

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Covid Democracy Webinar Series: Fighting Fossil Fuels By Building Community

Covid Democracy Webinar Series: Fighting Fossil Fuels By Building Community

8pm, 17 September 2020

The coronavirus pandemic both lays bare deep and ongoing injustices in our society and provides a moment to reevaluate and reset our political conversation. One of the most obvious fault lines is over climate action and fossil fuels, with governments using the cover of the pandemic to push forward with polluting and destructive projects despite ever clearer evidence that a…

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