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!

Cultivating Democracy Conference: Democratising The Economy - Natalie Osborne

Cultivating Democracy Conference: Democracy And Ecology

By Elissa Jenkins January 12, 2020

Featured below is an audio podcast of the panel ‘Democracy And Ecology’ at The Green Institute conference, Cultivating Democracy, on November 15, 2019. This podcast captures the audio from ‘Democracy And Ecology’ session facilitated by Senator Sarah Hanson-Young, with speakers: Margaret Blakers, Nicky Ison and Dr Natalie Osborne.

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Cultivating Democracy Conference: Democratising The Economy - Celeste Liddle

Cultivating Democracy Conference: Democratising The Economy

By Elissa Jenkins January 12, 2020

Featured below is an audio podcast of the panel ‘Democratising The Economy’ at The Green Institute conference, Cultivating Democracy, on November 15, 2019. This podcast captures the audio from the ‘Democratising The Economy’ session facilitated by Adam Bandt MHR, with speakers: Clare Ozich, Dr Elise Klein and Celeste Liddle.

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Cultivating Democracy Conference: Welcome & Introduction - Tim Hollo

Cultivating Democracy Conference: Welcome & Introduction

By Elissa Jenkins December 19, 2019

Featured below is an audio podcast of Tim Hollo’s opening speech to the Green Institute conference, Cultivating Democracy, on November 15, 2019. You can also read Tim’s speech on our blog. At the end of the recording, you will hear Green Institute’s Communications & Projects Officer Elissa Jenkins launch the…

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“This is what democracy looks like!”

By Tim Hollo September 27, 2019

“This is what democracy looks like!” I don’t know about you, but when I heard thousands of kids chanting that at the Climate Strike last week, it sent shivers of joy and excitement down my spine. Proud father moment – that’s my daughter MC’ing Canberra’s 15,000 strong strike! One of…

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