Blog

NENA2018 – Building The New Economy (And The New Politics)

22 Oct 2018

One of the highlights of my work year is always the superb NENA conference – the annual gathering of the New Economy Network Australia. This year, we gathered in Melbourne, over the last three days, with a focus on the Commons and on food. There were conversations all day…

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From The Opera House To The Atmosphere: We Need Government In The Public Interest

12 Oct 2018

Tim Hollo, Executive Director: After close to 20 years campaigning for climate action, when I first started making noises about fighting back against public space advertising I got some strange looks. What are you worrying about that for? We’ve got far bigger issues to focus on, haven’t we? What’s interesting…

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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

Post-Work: The Radical Idea Of A World Without Jobs

16 Nov 2018

In this article republished from the Green European Journal, from their issue on employment transformation ‘Work on the Horizon’, Andy Beckett explores the radical notion of a world without jobs. Work has ruled our lives for centuries, and it does so today more than ever. But a...

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Why Progressives Should Prioritise UBI Over A Job Guarantee

12 Oct 2018

In 2018 there seems to be no hotter topic amongst progressives: should we have a Universal Basic Income (UBI) or a Job Guarantee? The answer is quite simple: both, obviously. There is nothing inherent in one that excludes the other and a world in which people unconditionally have their...

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#MeToo And The Challenges Of Solving Sexual Violence: An Interview With Dr Tanya Serisier

24 Sep 2018

In a wide-ranging interview, the feminist academic Tanya Serisier, spoke to Green Agenda editor, Simon Copland, about the #MeToo movement; the history of campaigns against sexual assault; issues related to the politics of consent; and the challenges and complexities of solving sexual...

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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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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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