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Economics, Environment, Social Justice

The Environmental Impacts Of UBI And A Shorter Working Week

Continuing our series on UBI: In this essay, republished from the Green Institute’s ‘Can Less Work Be More Fair?’ discussion paper on Universal Basic Income and a shorter working week, Professor Greg Marston argues that a UBI and shorter working week could play an important role in creating the conditions for a sustainable and equitable ‘good life’. [...]

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Economics, Social Justice

Basic Income Makes Basic Sense for Remote Indigenous Australia

In this essay, republished from the Green Institute’s ‘Can Less Work Be More Fair?’ discussion paper on Universal Basic Income and a shorter working week, Professor Jon Altman argues that a new Basic Income scheme has the potential to deliver remote living Indigenous people forms of alternative economy.   The employment situation in remote Indigenous Australia is a disaster. Even... Read More

by Jon Altman , 2 years ago


Democracy, Economics, Environment, Social Justice

The Commons: What, Why And How?

The commons is one of the key ideas that we can make use of in our efforts at developing a postcapitalist politics.  In his keynote address at the Green Institute’s Conference, Everything is Connected, in October 2017, Dr Stephen Healy, discusses the what, why and how of commoning. [...]

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Economics, Social Justice

Why A Universal Basic Income Can Address Historic, Gender And Material Inequities

Reclaiming social value, not just material pricing Arguments for a Universal Basic Income in Australia face particular local cultural, economic and social pitfalls. Unlike many other western style democracies, the Australian welfare system of payments is noncontributory (i.e. paid out of general tax revenue), and we have no tradition of public equity entitlements. [...]

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by Eva Cox , 2 years ago


Green Agenda | Towards Ecological Democracy
Democracy, Economics, Environment, Social Justice

Towards Ecological Democracy – Part 2

This is part two of Tim Hollo’s essay, Towards Ecological Democracy. To read part one, go here. Be part of the conversation! We’d love to hear your thoughts on Tim’s ideas. We’re looking for comments and responses covering any parts of Tim’s essay. Your response can be long or short, critical or positive. If you’d like to respond, get in contact here. ... Read More

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Democracy, Economics, Environment, Social Justice

Towards Ecological Democracy – Part 1

Be part of the conversation! We’d love to hear your thoughts on Tim’s ideas. We’re looking for comments and responses covering any parts of Tim’s essay. Your response can be long or short, critical or positive. If you’d like to respond, get in contact here.  Introduction In 2018, the issues that the Greens have made our focus for a generation... Read More

by Tim Hollo , 2 years ago

Towards Ecological Democracy - Part 1

Economics, Social Justice

Towards a four-day work week

We started the company, two of us in a room, working five eight-hour days, and late if we had to: the same hours we were used to at the advertising agency we’d just left, scrounging for work, taking what we could get. Little by little we got better at what we did, and after two or three years we’d improved... Read More

by , 3 years ago


Economics, Social Justice

The Robots Aren’t Coming. 
They’re Already Here.

Developments in automation and data exchange are launching us into what some are calling the fourth industrial revolution. From retail to transport, farming, medicine and of course manufacturing, there are few areas of employment and the economy that will remain unaffected. [...]

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by Mark Riboldi , 4 years ago


Economics, Social Justice

The Future Of Work

The article was originally published in Stir Magazine. Thank you to Jose Ramos for giving us permission to republish. Many of us grew up with the game of musical chairs. The music starts and we go round and round. Some dance around with abandon, while others hover over each chair as they pass expecting the music to stop (that was... Read More

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Economics, Social Justice

Postcapitalism: An interview with Paul Mason

Green Agenda Editors Clare Ozich and Simon Copland spoke to Paul Mason, journalist and author of Postcapitalism: A Guide to Our Future. With his bold thesis on how technological development is leading to the end of capitalism and the exciting prospect of what a postcapitalism could look like, we had a lot to discuss with Paul. As Paul puts it in... Read More

by Clare Ozich , 4 years ago