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!

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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Green Institute Conference - Tim Lo Surdo and Rachael Jacobs

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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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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