Well, what an inspiring conversation we had last night, coming together to mark the 10th anniversary of the Clean Energy Act passing the parliament, and discuss what the precedent means for the months ahead. Our three wonderful panellists, Christine Milne, Will Steffen and Adam Bandt took us through the full…Read More
Humanity In Nature
When most of us live lives disconnected from nature, rarely see wild animals, have even lost the vocabulary to identify plants and animals, how can we truly understand the changes that we are driving? How can we mourn what we never really knew?
We seek to demonstrate that a truly progressive politics is inherently green: if you consider that humanity is part of nature, you cannot work to improve humanity’s lot without cherishing and protecting nature.
Tony Abbott and his friends in the Murdoch press derided it as “Bob Brown’s Bank”, and vowed to shut it down. But, ten years on, despite repeated attacks, the Clean Energy Finance Corporation is still operational, and still channeling billions of dollars of vital investment into renewable energy. It’s one…Read More
This opinion piece was first published in The Canberra Times on 15 August, 2021. “So, New Zealand looks like the best place to ride out the apocalypse. When are we moving?” If I had a tonne of coal in the ground for…Read More
Are we, around the world and here in Australia, slowly but surely making our way towards a legal system where the Earth actually matters? This fantastic conversation suggests that we are, and that we’re picking up speed. Dr Michelle Maloney, from The Australian Earth Laws Alliance,…Read More
The devastating fires across eastern Australia as the 2020s began burnt a hard black line across history – before the fires and after. Former Greens Senator Scott Ludlam and Professor Danielle Celermajer both faced those fires from terrifyingly close up. And their remarkable new books, Full Circle and Summertime, take…Read More
“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,…Read More
For everyone who was living anywhere near the gargantuan, climate-change-fuelled fires of 2019-20, or had any connection to the country that was burning, they left an indelible mark on our psyche. Recently, as the autumn chill arrived in Canberra and the first hazard reduction burns took place in…Read More
I’m super excited to be bringing you three fantastic events covering diverse and important issues over the next six weeks. Please join us to discuss how we can resist austerity in a post-budget event with the Australian Unemployed Workers Union, how to move from climate grief to action…Read More
I was delighted recently to be invited to speak at the conference of the Australian Academy of Jewish Studies, where I gave a presentation about Ecology, Citizenship and Jewish Identity, drawing together the ideas of Emma Goldman, Hannah Arendt and Murray Bookchin. I talked about how the fragile sense of…Read More
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…Read More