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!

Replenishing The Oily Rag - Image is of an oily paint brush rag and paint brush.

Replenishing The Oily Rag

By Tim Hollo June 25, 2021

So far this year, amidst the challenges we’re all facing, The Green Institute has brought you two fantastic quarterly editions of Green Agenda – Into The Fire and On (in)security, webinars on youth & democracy and climate grief and action, a bunch of blog posts, and a democratic…

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Bookclub With Scott, Danielle And Tim This Thursday

Bookclub With Scott, Danielle And Tim This Thursday

By Tim Hollo May 24, 2021

“Does a story of survival and recovery offer us redemption? Or does it at least spare us the burden of feeling condemned for the crime of omnicide?” These words from towards the end of Professor Danielle Celermajer’s beautiful book, Summertime, ring in my mind as I ponder that difficult, tenuous,…

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Into The Fire - Green Agenda Journal - Webinar

Green Agenda Journal & Webinar: Into The Fire

By Elissa Jenkins March 19, 2021

Thanks to everyone who came along to the online launch of the Green Agenda Quarterly Journal Summer 2021 Edition: Into The Fire. A special thanks to speakers Lina Koleilat, Dodie Henderson, and Queensland Greens MP Amy MacMahon who discussed how fire defines us and what we…

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Ecology, Citizenship, and Jewish Identity - Photo of Hannah Arendt and Emma Goldman

Ecology, Citizenship, and Jewish Identity

By Tim Hollo March 1, 2021

Speech to The Australian Association of Jewish Studies conference, Canberra, February 28. Thanks very much. I want to start by acknowledging that we’re meeting here on the land of the Ngunnawal people, and pay my respect to their elders, past, present and still to come. This always was and always…

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Youth And Democracy In A World On The Brink

By Elissa Jenkins February 17, 2021

Greta Thunberg has swept the globe with her raw honesty and stark challenges to world leaders to act “as if our house is on fire, because it is”. Millions of people, young and old, have been inspired by her to join strikes and marches and get involved in activist groups.

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Cultivating Hope - Green Institute Annual Report 2020

Cultivating Hope

By Tim Hollo January 20, 2021

Last year will go down as history-making in so many ways. It was an immense struggle, marked by tragedy and devastation. But, unexpectedly, it was also tinged with real hope; the hope that can be found in people coming together through adversity, working collectively to create a better world. Looking…

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