Work

Work good; less work better?

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?

Green Institute - UBI Work And Labour - Labor

UBI, Work And “Labo(u)r” Parties

By Tim Hollo April 6, 2018

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…

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Green Institute Conference - Tim Lo Surdo and Rachael Jacobs

Looking Back On ‘Everything is Connected’ Conference

By Tim Hollo December 13, 2017

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…

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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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A Budget For Last Century…

By Tim Hollo May 10, 2017

Last night's Budget has been received by many as a typically Labor Budget. And, to be frank, that's about right. Publicly framed as fair while hiding tax cuts for big corporations and nasty punitive measures for vulnerable people, it's a Budget that suits a party still emerging from the 19th century, paying no heed to the huge challenges of the 21st century.

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