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
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?
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
The Australian Senate has established a Select Committee to inquire into the enormous topic of “The Future of Work and Workers”. Doubtless they will receive an extraordinary array of widely differing views about both what is happening and what to do about it. The Green Institute was pleased to be…Read More
Everything really is connected, isn’t it? Including how putting on a huge conference is connected to exhaustion and getting behind on other work, with a direct consequence of not uploading content from the conference for almost six weeks. Clear connection there! After such an amazing two days discussion big green…Read More