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Democracy, Economy, Featured, Green Agenda Journal 2022: Volume Two

Work for degrowth

With the ‘Greenslide’ and a substantial gain in seats towards holding the balance of power in the Senate, Australian Greens come out of the 2022 federal election stronger and more influential than ever. Similarly, the German Greens gained almost 15 percent of the votes in the September 2021 national elections. They doubled their 2017 election result, even if disappointing those... Read More

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Democracy, Economy, Environment, Featured, Green Agenda Journal 2022: Volume Two

Taking power back: Cooperative futures and Earthworker’s ‘Green New Deal from Below’

Earthworker is working towards a cooperative-centred Green New Deal in Australia, socialising energy production and ensuring workers in the industry are empowered and reap the benefits of the energy transition. Though not a top-down Green New Deal, but a ‘Green New Deal from Below’. Australia’s federal election results could finally be the catalyst for a nation-wide consensus to rapidly transition... Read More

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Earthworker Cooperative March

The politics of permaculture, a global movement for change
Environment, Featured, Green Agenda Journal 2022: Volume Two

The politics of permaculture, a global movement for change

Permaculture is a social movement founded in 1978 in Australia by Bill Mollison and David Holmgren. It has grown since then into a global movement for system change. While clearly a part of the broader environmentalist scene, permaculture is also distinctive in several ways. On the ground, permaculture activism is mainly connected to sustainable agriculture with a diversity of strategies... Read More

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Democracy, Featured, Green Agenda Journal 2022: Volume Two, Social Justice

Political ‘experts’ know a lot less than they think they do, and doorknocking works

The recent federal election result was the best in the Greens’ history, delivering an increased national vote share, four federal MPs, and twelve senators. In particular, the result in Queensland – which saw an additional senator elected and the federal lower house seats of Griffith, Ryan, and Brisbane claimed by the Greens – took many by surprise. Queensland has long... Read More

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Griffith Greens Win - Max Chandler-Mather

Democracy, Featured, Green Agenda Journal 2022: Volume Two, Social Justice

Election Diary – Never say never

Sunday, 15 May Just under a week until the election and, I have to say, it’s interesting how many people are currently asking me how I am going. Truth is, I am doing well. I have been a preselected candidate now for over a year. That’s been a long, arduous year so only having a week to go feels like... Read More

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Democracy, Featured, Green Agenda Journal 2022: Volume Two

Election Diary – The future is Green

21 May, 8am. Footscray High School. Wurundjeri Country. There’s already a significant queue as I arrive. I position myself near the front of the queue and start talking. I love polling booths with queues. Other Greens volunteers have already offered people a how to vote card further down the line, so my job is to talk. I have handed out... Read More

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Image description: New and past Greens Senators: Janet Rice, Larissa Waters, Dorinda Cox, Christine Milne, Bob Brown, Mehreen Saeed Faruqi

Image description: Photo of elected Greens MPs in Queensland with imagery of climate change campaign images around their photo
Democracy, Environment, Featured, Green Agenda Journal 2022: Volume Two

A turning point for Australia, an interview with Christine Milne

It’s not enough to just welcome Australia back into the UNFCCC with open arms. We’re going to need the rest of the world to put pressure on Australia. Labor have differentiated themselves from the previous Liberal government by saying they are ready to take urgent and strong climate action. But they fail to address the other side of the coin, all of... Read More

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Democracy, Featured, Green Agenda Journal 2022: Volume One

Green Agenda Journal 2022, Volume 1: Greens And Government

The Greens are a third force in politics, making big strides in representation in parliaments in Australia and around the world. More and more often, our party – a party which was founded on the principle of grassroots democracy – is finding itself in government, sharing power with other parties which don’t necessarily share our values and commitment. It’s vital... Read More

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Green Agenda Journal 2022, Volume One: Greens And Government - Tim Hollo ACT Candidate

Image Description - Marama Davidson at her marae - Matai Ara Nui in the Hokianga, celebrating her appointment of co-leader in 2018
Democracy, Featured, Green Agenda Journal 2022: Volume One

“Uncomfortable with power”: strategies, policies and approaches of the Green Party of Aotearoa NZ in government

The Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand is one of the oldest Greens parties in the world, and has been in shared government several times. Currently, they are in a unique arrangement with the Labor government of Jacinda Ardern. Green Institute Executive Director, Tim Hollo, spoke with co-leader, Marama Davidson, about the policies, strategies and approaches the party is taking... Read More

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Democracy, Featured, Green Agenda Journal 2022: Volume One

Greens in Government in the ACT – reflections on successes and challenges from a former MLA

I have had the privilege of being a member of the ACT Legislative Assembly twice. These are some personal observations about being a small part of the ACT government. There are many ways to look at the success of the Greens party in government. Did it work for the Greens as a party? Did we improve the government and did... Read More

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Caroline Le Couteur - Greens in Government in the ACT - reflections on success and challenges from a former MLA