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!

I Am Greta DocPlay Screening - Movie Documentary - Green Institute

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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6 Months, 9 Webinars, 26 Speakers, Countless Ideas!

By Tim Hollo September 29, 2020

Six months ago, just as coronavirus was reaching Australia and we were beginning to grapple with what a pandemic response might look like, the Green Institute called a snap webinar, Staying Together While Keeping Apart, to discuss how to ensure that, through looming lockdowns, we continue the vital work of…

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Building Community To Stop Fossil Fuels - Green Institute

Building Community To Stop Fossil Fuels

By Tim Hollo September 21, 2020

One of the most obvious fault lines exposed in COVID politics is over climate action and fossil fuels, with governments using the cover of the pandemic to push forward with polluting and destructive projects despite ever clearer evidence that a clean energy-driven recovery is the way to go, and stronger…

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There's No Time Left Not To Do Everything

There’s No Time Left Not To Do Everything

By Tim Hollo September 16, 2020

After a few months of suppressing our terror of the climate crisis while we’ve focussed on the immediate crisis of the pandemic, I’ve noticed, in conversations in person and online, that the fires in the USA have brought the trauma of last summer back to the surface for many many…

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Community Building vs Fossil Fuel Digging - Green Institute

Community Building vs Fossil Fuel Digging

By Tim Hollo September 3, 2020

I’m super excited to bring you our next COVID Democracy webinar, featuring two of my favourite climate champions, Julie Lyford and Amanda Cahill, talking about their groundbreaking work. One of the most obvious fault lines in the present…

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