Democracy

The Fire Front: Transformative Politics in Queensland
Democracy, Featured, Green Agenda Quarterly Journal Summer 2021, Social Justice

The fire front: Transformative politics in Queensland

Queensland bears a burden of being perceived as a deeply conservative state. One Nation emerged from the ashes in a small Queensland city called Ipswich, a coal town left in ruin once the mining moved further West. We carry the history of the Joh Bjelke-Petersen era, and a violent history of colonisation and policing. We’re also home to some of... Read More

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Culture, Democracy, Featured, Green Agenda Quarterly Journal Summer 2021

Sparked by love and rage: An interview with Holly Hammond

Holly Hammond (she/her) is a social movement educator and librarian. She is the Director of the Commons Social Change Library which includes a vast array of resources including a wellbeing collection. She has worked to strengthen social movements and promote activist wellbeing for many years through training, facilitation, coaching, and writing via the Plan to Win and Plan to Thrive... Read More

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Sparked by love and rage: An interview with Holly Hammond

Burning debate: Building consensus from the ashes
Democracy, Featured, Green Agenda Quarterly Journal Summer 2021, Social Justice

Burning debate: Building consensus from the ashes

During the summer that preceded COVID, my family left me home alone and set off on the five-hour annual road trip to Nowa Nowa, not far from Lakes Entrance in East Gippsland. As flames spread across Victoria and New South Wales, my partner, daughter and son were evacuated the next day. When the area was declared safe, they returned home.... Read More

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Democracy, Featured, Green Agenda Quarterly Journal Spring 2020, Social Justice

‘Now is the time for bold decision making’: Senator Siewert on the lessons of 2020

What a strange year 2020 has been. We entered it under a fog of smoke with parts of the country barely able to breathe, and growing community anger as fires burned. The links were being made stronger than ever, the fires were due to climate change – surely there would finally be decisive action taken, surely there was no choice... Read More

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‘Now is the time for bold decision making’: Senator Siewert on the lessons of 2020

Cultivating Democracy In A Fractured World
Democracy, Economics

Cultivating Democracy In A Fractured World

Tim Dunlop provided a keynote address at the Green Institute conference, Reclaiming Democracy, in 2019. In this talk he discusses how citizen assemblies and sortition can help cultivate democracy in a fractured world. I’ve been asked to talk about the idea of citizen’s juries, or citizen assemblies, a form of democratic participation that I strongly support. In particular, I’ve been... Read More

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Democracy, Environment

How The Greens Won Budapest

Viktor Orbán’s Fidesz party seemed unbeatable until a progressive breakthrough at the Budapest mayoral elections. As he made me coffee in his kitchen on the train to Budapest, the chatty chef said something surprising: “there is a fashion now to hate the president”. Orbán would, he guessed, lose the next election. On my previous trip to Hungary, just 15 months... Read More

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How The Greens Won Budapest - Green Agenda

Going Beyond Waged Labour | Green Agenda
Democracy, Economics, Social Justice

Going Beyond Waged Labour

Elise Klein provided a keynote address at the Green Institute conference, Reclaiming Democracy, in 2019. In this talk she discusses the need to think beyond waged labour, seeing it as an institution that is not democratic and never will be. Introduction I want to begin by acknowledging that we meet on the unceded lands of the Ngunnawal, and pay my... Read More

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Democracy, Economics, Social Justice

Jobs, Justice And A Liveable World: The Green New Deal And Electoral Politics

On August 29, 2019 the UQ Greens, alongside QLD Greens MP Michael Berkman hosted the forum ‘Jobs, Justice & a Liveable World: A Green New Deal for Australia’. Looking at the leadership being provided around the world on the issue, this panel asked the question what might a Green New Deal look like in Australia? With permission from the organisers Green... Read More

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Jobs, Justice And A Liveable World: The Green New Deal And Electoral Politics - Emerald Moon

Hope, Fear, Needing And Grieving: New Year’s Eve 2020 At Malua Bay
Culture, Democracy, Environment, Social Justice

Hope, Fear, Needing And Grieving: New Year’s Eve 2020 At Malua Bay

“Who will mend us? How will we mend?” In this piece, originally published on Valerie Braithwaite’s blog, Professor Valerie Braithwaite reflects on her experience of the 2020 bushfires on the south coast of NSW. [On Friday 3 January, 2020] I was one of the thousands who left the NSW south coast via Bega and Cooma, heading home to Canberra. Like... Read More

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Democracy, Environment, Social Justice

Jobs, Justice And A Liveable World: Urban Planning In A Green New Deal

On August 29, 2019 the UQ Greens, alongside QLD Greens MP Michael Berkman hosted the forum ‘Jobs, Justice & a Liveable World: A Green New Deal for Australia’. Looking at the leadership being provided around the world on the issue, this panel asked the question what might a Green New Deal look like in Australia? With permission from the organisers Green... Read More

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Jobs, Justice And A Liveable World: Urban Planning In A Green New Deal