Democracy

People across the word believe, with real justification, that governments and politicians are no longer working for us. In the light of Brexit, Trump, and the rise of the far right here in Australia, the need to breathe new life into democracy before it’s too late is increasingly obvious.

From donations and lobbyist reform and the institution of a national corruption commission to the introduction of Multi Member Proportional Representation in the House of Representatives; from becoming a Republic to potentially abolishing the States, empowering local government and entirely reconfiguring our federation; from building local mechanisms for participatory democracy to building the case for global representative democracy, and of course ensuring sovereignty for first nations people, there are huge ideas to be discussed!

Conferences - Launches - Seminar - Webinar - Green Institute

Conference, Book Launches, Seminar and Webinar!

By Tim Hollo August 9, 2019

We’ve got some exciting and thought-provoking events coming up in the next few weeks that we’d love you to join us for, culminating in our next national conference, Cultivating Democracy, in parallel with Greens National Conference in Canberra. We’ll be in a position to share more details on the conference…

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Re-engaging - The Green Institute

Re-engaging

By Tim Hollo June 16, 2019

Well, I’m back! As you may recall, I stepped down as Executive Director of the Green Institute back in March in order to focus fully on my election campaign for the seat of Canberra. The board kindly kept my position vacant for the duration, while the wonderful Elissa Jenkins…

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Rebalancing Rights - Ngara Institute - Tim Hollo

Rebalancing Rights

By Tim Hollo October 8, 2018

Watch Tim Hollo’s speech at Ngara Institute‘s Politics In the Pub event in Mullumbimby on 26 September, 2018 or read the transcript here now. Article 1. (1) Mother Earth is an indivisible, self-regulating community of interrelated beings each of whom is defined by its…

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You're Invited To Talk 'Ecological Democracy' - Green Institute

You’re Invited To Talk ‘Ecological Democracy’

By Elissa Jenkins May 16, 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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Green Institute - Common Wealth

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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