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Economic Justice, Featured

Securing Economic Rights: the time has come

It is frequently claimed that Australians live in one of the world’s best democracies. Yet in the last 30 years, we have seen a demise of power held by the people of Australia. The post war era in the West has focused on preserving and advocating for civil and political rights such as voting rights, freedom of assembly and expression.... Read More

by , 4 years ago


Culture, Info & Tech, Ecological Sustainability, Featured

It’s the culture, stupid!

Culture is a wonderful word, isn’t it? It’s one of those words which means different things to different people and in different contexts, from opera to the microbes that turn milk into yoghurt. For our purposes, the relevant definition from the Oxford English Dictionary is “[t]he ideas, customs, and social behaviour of a particular people or society”. American artistic activist... Read More

by Tim Hollo , 4 years ago


Ecological Sustainability, Featured, Social Justice, Uncategorised

The Oldest Game In Town

Scott Ludlam explores the current nature of our cities and provides a hopeful outlook for their future in “The oldest game in town”. This essay is the second of a series, the first of which, “Checkmate”, grapples with the implications of a never-ending growth economy. A short introduction from the Editors to “the oldest game in town” can be found... Read More

by , 4 years ago


Culture, Info & Tech, Ecological Sustainability, Featured

What does it mean to “change everything”?

Examining green values in the context of Naomi Klein’s call to action It is the issue that will define a generation. Climate change has been at the forefront of green politics for decades and has over recent years dominated political discourse — making international headlines, toppling world leaders and consuming billions of dollars and huge political capital. Despite all of... Read More

by Simon Copland , 4 years ago


Featured, Participatory Democracy

Things are crook in Tallarook

Why the future depends on restoring democracy Senator Milne’s essay was first published in Island magazine, Issue 139, November 2014 There is a crisis of confidence in democracy in Australia. It is a crisis for people and the environment. It is a situation I have been mulling over for quite some time, but has been front and centre since the Abbott government... Read More

by , 5 years ago


Featured, Peace & Nonviolence

What it takes for peace

An interview with Edith Ballantyne The modern peace movement arose from the horrors of World War I. It was in 1915 in the midst of this conflict that the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) was formed. WILPF, celebrating its 100 year anniversary this year, continues its mission to bring about social and political equality and economic justice by nonviolent means... Read More

by Edith Ballantyne , 5 years ago


Culture, Info & Tech, Ecological Sustainability, Economic Justice, Featured, Green Ideas in Action, Participatory Democracy, Peace & Nonviolence, Social Justice

Why Green Agenda?

Welcome to Green Agenda, an online publishing project of the Green Institute, that aims to explore contemporary green politics and philosophy. Green Agenda had its genesis in conversations about the broken state of political debate in this country. There is more, and must be more, to politics and public debate than repeating the ways in which any particular government is bad. When... Read More

by , 5 years ago