As we step into the new year, here’s a path circling through Green Agenda’s 2022 most read pieces, cleared by our readers’ high clicks and concerns. Seven articles ranging from reflections on the Greens in power and discussions of Indigenous and environmental struggles in East Gippsland and the West Kimberley,…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?
Did you see the news on the weekend? The Australian Greens have officially proposed a Liveable Income Guarantee, lifting all income support payments to above the Henderson poverty line, and abolishing the nasty, punitive ‘mutual obligations’ and other unfair access restrictions. This is a massively transformative policy…Read More
From reflections on lived experience to academic analysis of real life impacts to analysis of what people actually believe, the launch of our new paper, “Unconditionally: COVID response and the future of welfare” was a brilliant way to help us imagine a future where welfare is unconditional. The event featured…Read More
Can we imagine a future where income support payments in Australia are permanently made unconditional? The Covid response helps us do so – and it’s a brighter future! On the evening of October 27, I’m excited to bring you a discussion about this big idea with some of Australia’s…Read More
Anglicare Australia backing will shift the debate The Green Institute has warmly welcomed Anglicare Australia’s announcement this week of support for Universal Basic Income, making it the first major Australian charity to back the policy shift, and marking an important turning point in the conversation about…Read More
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
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