This is the text of a speech by Executive Director Tim Hollo to the New Economics Network Australia conference, Brisbane, September 3, 2017. What role for politics in building a new economy? I want to start with a slightly provocative question: why are we framing this as an economic exercise…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.
The below is a speech by Executive Director Tim Hollo to the Ngara Institute, on August 23, 2017. Common Good: Democratic Futures for People and Planet So, common good. I want to talk you this evening about a version of that, a concept which has been much maligned but is a…Read More
Coral reefs are extraordinarily beautiful, diverse, complex ecosystems. It is their diversity and complexity, in no small part, which gives them their beauty – colour and movement, ever changing, ever shifting, something to take your breath away everywhere you turn. It is, of course, that diversity, and the complexity of…Read More
It’s remarkable how often corruption in Australian politics is linked to coal. The jailing of former NSW Resources Minister, Ian Macdonald, last week is the tip of the iceberg. It’s just the most recent in a line of explicit and proven corruption directly linked to the coal industry. But the…Read More
The 2017 Global Greens Congress in Liverpool was inspiring and energising from start to finish, with discussions of big ideas, opportunities to link up with people from all over the world, and sharing of skills and experiences in every direction. What I brought home from the Congress, above all, was…Read More
Last night's Budget has been received by many as a typically Labor Budget. And, to be frank, that's about right. Publicly framed as fair while hiding tax cuts for big corporations and nasty punitive measures for vulnerable people, it's a Budget that suits a party still emerging from the 19th century, paying no heed to the huge challenges of the 21st century.Read More