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The state of welfare: reimaging support in the wake of Covid-19
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The state of welfare: reimagining support in the wake of Covid-19

For too long, the state has used welfare to control the poor. This crisis is our chance to imagine a new system that embraces freedom. Australia’s crash into recession has pushed our welfare state into the spotlight. Hundreds of thousands of Australians have lost their jobs and whole regions have been forced to a standstill. We emerged from a national... Read More

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Mobile phones in immigration detention: capturing lessons for post-pandemic transformation?

With the onset of COVID-19, the fault lines of the status quo are becoming more and more visible across Australia and the world.  Globally, as People of Color are disproportionately dying from COVID-19, the effects of concealed structures of racism are made visible. This truth is immediately apparent in Australia’s carceral settings. The unequal incarceration levels of Aboriginal and Torres... Read More

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Mobile phones in immigration detention: capturing lessons for post-pandemic transformation?

A casual reflection on academia: before and after the pandemic
Economy, Featured, Green Agenda Quarterly Journal Spring 2020, Social Justice

A casual reflection on academia: before and after the pandemic

COVID-19 has thrown Australia’s university sector into crisis. For the past two decades, the tertiary education industry has expanded on the back of rising international student enrolments. However, the coronavirus pandemic, and the resultant border closures, have disconnected universities from these enrolments, one of their most significant revenue streams. Universities have been hard hit: Job losses have already commenced as... Read More

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Unions and worker’s rights in the pandemic: an interview with Godfrey Moase

Simon Copland: I want to just start off with a really broad question, which is how do you think COVID-19 has changed the way that unions operate in this past year? Godfrey Moase: COVID-19 has really increased the prominence of organising around safety for unions, and also safety more generally as a set of issues for workers. With COVID-19 coming basically... Read More

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Unions and workers rights in the pandemic: an interview with Godfrey Moase

In A Time Of Transformation, We're Going Quarterly - Green Agenda
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In A Time Of Transformation, We’re Going Quarterly

Times are changing around the world, and Green Agenda is following suit. We’re excited to announce that we’re moving to a quarterly online journal model. Each season, you’ll receive a suite of new pieces, interviews, and a webinar, unified around a curated theme. We want to kick off a collective conversation and make connections across different issues, policy areas, and... Read More

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How Much Does a Basic Income Cost?

When discussing the topic of a Basic Income, the cost of the program is often people’s first question. After all, if the program were to deliver “an unconditional livable wage to every permanent resident” when the Henderson poverty line is ~$24,000/year and the population of Australia is ~24,600,000, back of the envelope calculations cost a Basic Income at approximately $590,000,000,000/year!... Read More

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How Much Does a Basic Income Cost?

Criminalisation And Covid-19
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Criminalisation And Covid-19

On Saturday July 4th Daniel Andrews’ government announced on national television that there would be a hard lockdown of Melbourne’s nine public housing towers, effective immediately. As his announcement (presumably for the benefit of Melbournians not living in the public housing estates) streamed into living rooms around the country, armed police streamed into the homes of residents in the Kensington,... Read More

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Blak Leadership, Green Politics: An Interview With Senator-elect Lidia Thorpe

Ahead of her swearing in as Greens Senator for Victoria, Senator-elect Lidia Thorpe spoke to Green Agenda editor, Felicity Gray, about the activist history that propels her, her plans for the Senate, and decolonising green politics. Felicity Gray: Congratulations on your recent pre-selection as a Greens Senator for Victoria. Very exciting. Lidia Thorpe: Thank you. Felicity Gray: It’s quite a... Read More

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Blak Leadership, Green Politics: An Interview With Senator-elect Lidia Thorpe

Instead Of “Snap Back”, Let’s Rethink Work - Green Institute
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Instead Of “Snap Back”, Let’s Rethink Work

Lockdown in my household saw my partner and me working harder than ever, on endless Zoom meetings, frantically redesigning events and teaching for the online world, stuck in our home with two teenagers doing all their studying, socialising and extracurricular activities on video calls. It was noisy and chaotic, and it pushed our bandwidth to the limit, both literally and... Read More

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Lethal Weapons: The Violent Politics Of Australian Defence Policy

It was hard to miss, and that was kind of the point. As if to really ram home the “potency” argument made in the PM’s press release, the front page of Wednesday’s Daily Telegraph featured a turgid surface-to-air missile, flanked by two smaller silver missiles, ejaculated from somewhere in the far north of South Australia. It didn’t really matter that... Read More

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