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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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Parliament: No Entry To Foreigners And Public Servants?

Parliament: No Entry To Foreigners And Public Servants?

By Tim Hollo November 16, 2017

  EMPTY SEATS: We are left with an increasingly deep democratic deficit. Photo Credit: JJ Harrison The disqualification of Hollie Hughes from serving in the Senate raises some very troubling questions that we, as a country, have to grapple with urgently. Coming on top of the dual citizenship kerfuffle,…

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Everything Is Connected: Systemic Approaches To Inequality

Everything Is Connected: Systemic Approaches To Inequality

By Tim Hollo October 28, 2017

This brilliant panel deeply engaged with questions of inequality, the future of work, Universal Basic Income and more. Panel members were: L-R: Ben Spies-Butcher, Chris Twomey, Elise Klein Eva Cox (by video link) Eva Cox is a public commentator, community change agent, well known feminist, on a postage stamp, Boyer Lecturer…

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Everything Is Connected: The

Everything Is Connected: The “Truth” And Politics

By Tim Hollo October 28, 2017

This excellent and thought-provoking panel ranged from questions of “post-truth” politics and deliberate obscuring of the truth through to how to positively use values to shift opinions when facts do not. Panel members were: L-R Rod Lamberts, Benedetta Brevini, Julie Macken, Mark Chenery Dr Rod Lamberts Dr Rod Lamberts is…

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Green Institute Conference - Stephen Healy

Everything Is Connected: Stephen Healy Plenary On The Commons

By Tim Hollo October 28, 2017

Stephen Healy is a senior Research Fellow at the Institute for Culture and Society, University of Western Sydney and a recent arrival to Australia. He has a Doctorate in Geography and his research focuses on community-based approaches to sustainable economic development. Dr Healy’s presentation to the plenary, entitled The Commons: what, why…

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Green Institute Conference - Kate Raworth - Doughnut Economics

Everything Is Connected: Kate Raworth On Doughnut Economics

By Tim Hollo October 28, 2017

Kate Raworth is a renegade economist focused on exploring the economic mindset needed to address the 21st century’s social and ecological challenges, and is the creator of the Doughnut theory of social and planetary boundaries. She is a Senior Visiting Research Associate at Oxford University’s Environmental Change Institute. Kate’s plenary…

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Green Institute Conference - Racism And Prejudice

Everything Is Connected: Racism And Prejudice

By Tim Hollo October 27, 2017

This was a deeply moving and powerful panel session entitled “Systemic approaches to racism and prejudice”. Panel members were: Racism and prejudice panel: Tim Hollo (chair), Tim Lo Surdo, Rachael Jacobs, Rosanne Bersten Lidia Thorpe: Lidia is a Gunnai-Gunditjmara woman who [was at the time] the Greens candidate in the by-election…

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