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!

Is Democracy Possible Without UBI?

Is Democracy Possible Without UBI?

By Tim Hollo May 25, 2020

This was just one of the huge questions we grappled with in a wonderful 80 minute conversation with Guy Standing, Jane Goodall, Abigail Boyd, and participants across Australia and beyond. You can now watch the full video below. With tremendous clarity, Guy took us through the challenges of the present…

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Announcing: Covid Democracy Webinar Series

Announcing: Covid Democracy Webinar Series

By Tim Hollo May 2, 2020

I’m excited to be able to announce the first three in our new Covid Democracy Webinar Series, giving you the opportunity to hear from and talk with an array of leading thinkers, advocates and activists from around Australia and the world. The Coronavirus pandemic has laid bare the deep…

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Reset Reading Group: Get Involved

Reset Reading Group: Get Involved

By Tim Hollo April 17, 2020

I’m super excited to be part of a wonderful new program, the Reset Reading Group, hosted by our friends at the Commons Social Change Library. Over six fortnights, we will bring you a series of readings, podcasts and…

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Community Cohesion - Campaigning - Connection - Green Institute - COVID-19

Together While Apart: Webinar Video, Q&A And Resources

By Tim Hollo March 20, 2020

How on sweet Earth do we practice and cultivate ecological ethics, connected diversity, community building and social cohesion, when we can’t come together face to face? It was incredible to have 100 people cram into a virtual room together to discuss this – and demonstrate one way to do it…

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What Does Climate Emergency Action Mean?

What Does “Climate Emergency” Action Mean?

By Tim Hollo February 20, 2020

The National Climate Emergency Summit, held in Melbourne on February 14-15, was a timely and important event. The Sustainable Living Festival pulled off an impressive feat organising it, filling Melbourne Town Hall to absolute capacity, getting a huge number of people inside and outside the rooms talking about the…

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Climate Crisis - Australian Bushfires - The End Of The World As We Know It

The End Of The World As We Know It

By Tim Hollo February 3, 2020

As I sat down to write this—struggling with how to get on with normal life while, just down the road, a massive fire burns in one of my favourite places and smoke turns the morning light a ghastly orange—two kookaburras suddenly started laughing in the tall eucalypts behind my home.

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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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