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Lessons For Social Movements From The Federal Election
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Lessons For Social Movements From The Federal Election

This is the first in a two part essay on lessons for social movements arising from the 2019 federal Australian election. I felt empty on the night of May 18th when Labor lost the election. I had driven into Trades Hall for the Victorian union movement’s election night celebration. It was with bracing sobriety that I split my evening between... Read More

by , 7 days ago


Ecological Sustainability, Economic Justice, Featured

Emancipation In The Anthropocene

In 1958 Hannah Arendt published, The Human Condition.(1) At the beginning of this wide-ranging work, Arendt proposes “a reconsideration of the human condition from the vantage point of our newest experiences and our most recent fears.”(2) The major historical event which motivated this study was the launch of Sputnik I by the Soviet Union and the prospect this technological advance... Read More

by Elissa Jenkins , 3 weeks ago

Emancipation In The Anthropocene | Green Agenda

The Divine Right Of Capital In Australia Today: Corporations, Community Interests, The Body Politic And The Natural Environment
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The Divine Right Of Capital In Australia Today: Corporations, Community Interests, The Body Politic And The Natural Environment

There is a long and distinguished list of academic contributors to a large body of literature which addresses the question—what makes capitalist democracies work better/best/optimally? Some of the preconditions established in that literature are: that taxes/subsidies address externalities (1); that property rights are respected, contracts are well understood and cheaply, honestly and easily enforced; and that ‘stewards’ (for example, elected... Read More

by , 4 weeks ago


Ecological Sustainability, Featured

Balginjirr “A Special Place On Our Home River Country”!

We are pleased to share with you this incredible poem by Dr. Anne Poelina, part of the Green Institute Report ‘Rebalancing Rights: Communities, Corporatations and Nature’. I came home to our river country, our place… our space… today. I stood at your grave site and recall the first night when I came back to my mother’s land, and now I... Read More

by Felicity Gray , 1 month ago

Balginjirr “A Special Place On Our Home River Country”!

Reimagining The Future Of Corporate Governance In Australia
Economic Justice, Featured, Participatory Democracy

Reimagining The Future Of Corporate Governance In Australia

The events of the Financial Services (Banking) Royal Commission (FSRC) have brought the corporate governance practices of some of Australia’s largest public companies into plain view. The insights revealed have been shocking, and shown that directors have not listened to internal whistle-blowers exposing misconduct, not asked the hard questions internally to fulfil their directors’ duties, nor acted in public interest.... Read More

by and , 1 month ago


Featured, Peace & Nonviolence, Social Justice

Suppression Of The Right To Protest

This paper formed part of the Green Institute Report ‘Rebalancing Rights: Communities, Corporatations and Nature’. 25 years jail for peaceful protest. That is the potential outcome from the Espionage and Foreign Interference Bill (EFI) that was introduced by the Liberals and rubber stamped by Labor in 2018. It was slammed through with such speed that the cross-benches had one hour... Read More

by Simon Copland , 2 months ago

Suppression Of The Right To Protest

The City And The Commons
Ecological Sustainability, Economic Justice, Featured, Green Ideas in Action, How we'll make change, Responses, Social Justice, Theory for what's next

The City And The Commons

Responding to Tim Hollo’s article Towards Ecological Democracy, Natalie Osborne explores the implications of these ideas for cities, arguing that urban commoning demands what will be, for many of us, a radical reimagining of land, boundaries, and notions of property and ownership that directly challenge capitalist modes of relations. I’d like to start this piece by paying my respects to the... Read More

by , 11 months ago


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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 , 1 year ago

Towards Ecological Democracy - Part 1

Green Agenda - Cambridge Analytica
Culture, Info & Tech, Featured, What alternatives?

How Do You Solve A Problem Like Analytica?

The extraordinary revelations from the Observer/Channel 4 investigation into the practices of the digital marketing firm Cambridge Analytica have, like many a great internet controversy, produced great outrage but few answers or ways forward. People are rightly horrified at the prospect of such comprehensive personal information being used to manipulate them by the million, but also daunted by the task... Read More

by , 1 year ago


Featured, Peace & Nonviolence

Time To Bump Peace Up The Agenda

Australia has been constantly at war for 16 years, by far the longest stretch ever. Being at war has become the normal state of affairs for us. We spend $95 million every day on war and its preparation, even though the 2016 Defence White Paper said that the prospect of another country invading Australia in the foreseeable future is remote.... Read More

by Sue Wareham , 2 years ago

Time To Bump Peace Up The Agenda