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
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?
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
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…Read More
Tim Hollo had a yarn with Behind the Lines 98.3 about the Green Institute and its upcoming “Everything is Connected” conference. Listen now.Read More
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
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
When it comes down it, the barest minimum we should all be able to expect in a decent society is to be treated with basic decency, right? A roof over our heads, food in our bellies, and a little cushion to buffer against hard times. It seems extraordinary that…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