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Cultivating Ecological Democracy: Opening Conference Speech

21 Nov 2019

This is the text of Tim Hollo’s opening speech to the Green Institute conference, Cultivating Democracy, on November 15, 2019. Audio and transcriptions of the other presentations on the day will be posted in the coming weeks as they become available. On behalf of the Green Institute and all of…

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Ecological Democracy & Climate Democracy: Speech To Academy of Social Sciences Australia Symposium

12 Nov 2019

I start by acknowledging that we are on the land of the Ngunnawal and Ngamberi people and paying respects to their elders, past, present and emerging. This always was and always will be Aboriginal land, and any conversation about its future, about how we face up to the enormous challenges…

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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

Jobs, Justice And A Liveable World: Urban Planning In A Green New Deal

11 Dec 2019

On August 29, 2019 the UQ Greens, alongside QLD Greens MP Michael Berkman hosted the forum ‘Jobs, Justice & a Liveable World: A Green New Deal for Australia’. Looking at the leadership being provided around the world on the issue, this panel asked the question what might a Green...

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Sortition And The Joy of Participation

6 Nov 2019

Tim Dunlop is providing a keynote address at the upcoming Green Institute Conference, Cultivating Democracy. Register now! This is an edited version of ‘Sortition: the joy of participation’, that appeared in Griffith Review 64. We thank them for permission to reproduce this article....

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Indigenous Communities Should Be At The Forefront Of Action On Climate Change

1 Nov 2019

Dr Virginia Marshall is providing a keynote address at the upcoming Green Institute Conference, Cultivating Democracy. Register now! In early September I attended an Indigenous Peoples Climate Change Preparatory Meeting in Mexico City as one of three delegates representing the...

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The Climate Emergency As A Governance Emergency: A Bold Case For Democratic Reform

14 Oct 2019

On the 20th of September, millions of protestors marched across 85 countries demanding climate action. The image of hundreds of thousands of young demonstrators taking to the streets send a message that time is running out, that an urgent response is needed from world leaders. Raising...

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Events

Cultivating Democracy: Green Institute Conference, 15-17 November, 2019

Cultivating Democracy: Green Institute Conference, 15-17 November, 2019

15-17 November, 2019

Democracy – it’s always been incomplete, compromised and fragile, but today our democratic systems and institutions are under threat like never before. With ecological breakdown underway, inequality spiralling, colonialism and patriarchy still not dismantled, and the hate-fuelled far right on the rise, we desperately need democracies which are able to both reverse these trends and create hope-filled…

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The European Green Wave: What's Going On? With Reinhard Butikofer MEP

The European Green Wave: What’s Going On? With Reinhard Butikofer MEP

27 August, 2019

Be sure to come along to this Green Institute Webinar with Reinhard Butikofer MEP who is the European Greens Party Co-chair and MEP for the German Green party Bündnis90/Die Grünen. Last month’s European elections saw another surge towards the Greens, leaping from 50 to 74 seats in the European Parliament. The results are particularly astonishing in Germany, where the…

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Towards Ecological Democracy - A Political Theory For The 21st Century

Towards Ecological Democracy – A Political Theory For The 21st Century

20 August 2019

In this seminar, Towards Ecological Democracy – A Political Theory For The 21st Century, Green Institute Executive Director, Tim Hollo, will present a theory of ecological democracy which seeks to apply the fundamentals of ecology to politics, articulating a vision of interconnection, interdependence, and resilience in diversity. Active, constructive critique and participation are welcome. Tuesday, 20 August…

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