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Culture, Democracy, Featured, Green Agenda 2024:1, Social Justice

Facilitating change: consensus, collaboration and participatory politics

We need to make our democracy work for us. We need to change it so that it is more participatory. Former Green Senator Janet Rice reflects on her decade bringing facilitation and consensus-building skills to the politics of parliament. [...]

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, 4 weeks ago


Culture, Democracy, Environment, Featured, Green Agenda 2024:1, Peace, Social Justice, Theory

No regrets

Brad Homewood and Violet CoCo are climate activists and organisers with Extinction Rebellion. They recently served two months in prison for blocking the West Gate Bridge in Naarm/Melbourne to sound the alarm on the climate emergency. [...]

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Economy, Environment, Featured, Green Agenda 2024:1

Renewable energy: Are optimistic scenarios feasible?

Terry Leahy critically examines Mark Diesendorf and Rod Taylor's The Path to a Sustainable Civilisation, focusing on their arguments for a renewable energy transition and degrowth. Acknowledging the authors' optimism about renewables, Leahy challenges notions of an easy green transition, to argue that radical degrowth is necessary. [...]

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, 1 month ago


Culture, Economy, Environment, Featured, Green Agenda 2024:1

My Planet Saving Superpowers

In this reflective essay, writer, activist and farmer Linda Cockburn recounts her 25-year journey attempting to save the world through increasingly dedicated living experiments and community projects. From living off-grid to establishing local food networks. [...]

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Culture, Democracy, Economy, Environment, Featured, Green Agenda 2023:3 - Visions & Movements, Social Justice, Virtual Issue

Visions & Movements

Our latest issue of Green Agenda, ‘Visions & Movements’ is a testament to the radical imagination and collective experimentations from-below. From visions of alternative urban futures grounded in ecological justice to building material counter-power through everyday practices of growing, making, and sharing, to learning from struggles against state violence and abandonment – the essays show the many ways that our... Read More

, 2 months ago


Culture, Economy, Environment, Featured, Green Agenda 2024:1, Social Justice, Virtual Issue

Will we keep cranking up the aircon as we watch the planet burn? 

We have conjured up a dark future with our addiction to air-conditioning, but as we enjoy our dream lifestyle, this luxury is cooking the planet and sentencing the poorest and most disadvantaged to a nightmare of cooling poverty. [...]

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Call for Proposals, Featured

Write for us!

We work with social justice, antiracist, and ecological commitments, and in favour of Indigenous sovereignty. We welcome contributions from all who share an interest in exploring ideas that are consistent with and explore left, progressive, and environmental thought and its contemporary relevance.  [...]

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, 3 months ago


Culture, Democracy, Featured, Green Agenda 2024:1

Denying diversity and the betrayal of multicultural education

The Victorian Institute of Teaching’s teacher registration policies reflect colonial biases by excluding culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) educators. Discriminatory policies, particularly around language requirements and teaching experience, not only exacerbate the country’s teacher shortage but also fail to serve the needs of CALD students. Dismantling systemic barriers to teacher registration is necessary to create a more equitable and inclusive... Read More

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Culture, Democracy, Economy, Environment, Featured, Green Agenda 2024:1, Social Justice

Solid swings but not many ward wins – unpacking the results of the 2024 Brisbane City Council election

Well it’s six days since the council election, and the last few postal votes are being scrutinised closely, with the Greens frustratingly close to winning in a couple of different electorates both in Brissie and elsewhere in South-East Queensland. Across Brisbane’s 26 wards, the Greens primary vote has grown by a very healthy 5.2% on average, to 23%. (There’s a few percentage points difference... Read More

, 4 months ago


Economy, Environment, Featured, Green Agenda 2023:3 - Visions & Movements, Virtual Issue

Feet, bikes, busses and trains, not electric cars

Australia faces massive problems with our transport system. We have some of the most spread-out cities in the world, and huge distances between major population hubs as well. We have in turn become a car-dominated society, with public policy focused heavily on building more and more expensive and complicated road infrastructure – just look at the disaster of the Rozelle... Read More

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