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UBI, Work And “Labo(u)r” Parties

By Tim Hollo April 6, 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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Exploring The Commons At Two Upcoming Events

By Tim Hollo March 30, 2018

The Commons is a beautiful, ancient and radical idea of how to be in the world. But in today’s world, where politics and economics are seen almost entirely through the prisms of individualism and self-interest, it’s an idea which we struggle to understand – or see as possible. Because we…

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Farewell, Ursula Le Guin

By Tim Hollo January 25, 2018

Bertolt Brecht, the brilliant, impatient playwright and political activist, once reputedly said “art is not a mirror to reflect reality, but a hammer with which to shape it.” Ursula Le Guin, the extraordinary writer who has died aged 88, showed through her beautiful work that the greatest art can, of…

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Looking Back On ‘Everything is Connected’ Conference

By Tim Hollo December 13, 2017

Everything really is connected, isn’t it? Including how putting on a huge conference is connected to exhaustion and getting behind on other work, with a direct consequence of not uploading content from the conference for almost six weeks. Clear connection there! After such an amazing two days discussion big green…

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Sun Setting On Coal, Rising On Democracy

Sun Setting On Coal, Rising On Democracy

By Tim Hollo November 18, 2017

This article first appeared in The Guardian, Nov 17, 2017 Events on opposite sides of the globe in recent days should give us real hope that coal’s deadly stranglehold on our health, our planetary home, and on our democracy, is finally slipping. At the UN climate meeting…

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Our Constitution Is Past Its ‘Best By’ Date

Our Constitution Is Past Its ‘Best By’ Date

By Tim Hollo November 17, 2017

This article was first published in the Canberra Times, Nov 17, 2017 All of a sudden, it seems terribly obvious that Australia’s 120 year old Constitution is past its ‘best by’ date. From the exclusion of First Nations people to 19th century dual citizenship rules to the…

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Parliament: No Entry To Foreigners And Public Servants?

Parliament: No Entry To Foreigners And Public Servants?

By Tim Hollo November 16, 2017

  EMPTY SEATS: We are left with an increasingly deep democratic deficit. Photo Credit: JJ Harrison The disqualification of Hollie Hughes from serving in the Senate raises some very troubling questions that we, as a country, have to grapple with urgently. Coming on top of the dual citizenship kerfuffle,…

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