If there’s anything better for the soul than a big group of people gathered together around a good meal, actively planning together how to build a better world, I’ve not experienced it. On the traditional Budget Reply night, Thursday of Budget week, The Green Institute partnered with The Australian Unemployed…Read More
What even is work? Is it only paid labour? What about caring for each other, or volunteering, or growing our own food?
Work is the site of some of the biggest changes in our society: automation, precarity, inequality, overwork, alienation from each other. How do we find our way through this to create a better society?
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
Imagine if, instead of extending the awful, controlling, racist Cashless Welfare Card, as they did this week, our government was discussing how to cultivate trust, how a good society helps every one of its members get by. Imagine if, alongside a commitment to universal health care and education, we put…Read More
Last Wednesday 11 November Green Agenda Co-editors Felicity Gray and Simon Copland hosted a thought-provoking online discussion based on the Green Agenda Quarterly Journal Spring 2020: Where To From Here? Imagining A Post-Covid Future. Thanks for coming along! If you were unable to attend or would like…Read More
What if I told you that people in regional Queensland want to transition to renewables? That they know it’s inevitable, and want governments to manage it? If you follow the news, or listen to politicians, you’d think I was talking nonsense, wouldn’t you? But if, like Dr Amanda Cahill, you’d…Read More
We had a fabulous conversation last week with Julie Miller Markoff from Bendigo’s bHive and Nat Defriend from London’s Participatory City, taking us through their work to build better, healthier, happier, greener communities from the grassroots up. In the 6th webinar in our Covid Democracy Series “Community-building From Bendigo To…Read More
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…Read More
Featured below is an audio podcast of the panel ‘Democratising The Economy’ at The Green Institute conference, Cultivating Democracy, on November 15, 2019. This podcast captures the audio from the ‘Democratising The Economy’ session facilitated by Adam Bandt MHR, with speakers: Clare Ozich, Dr Elise Klein and Celeste Liddle.Read More
In the eighteen months since we kicked off a discussion about Universal Basic Income with our paper, Can Less Work Be More Fair?, the conversation has grown tremendously, with so much interest from around the Greens and beyond. Now it’s time for the next step. Up to now, we’ve…Read More
It was excellent to watch Richard Di Natale fully embrace and promote the idea of Universal Basic Income in his speech to the National Press Club this week. It’s clear the idea has made its way from the edges of Greens policy and politics into a central position, and that…Read More