Green Agenda Journal 2022: Volume Two

Green Agenda Journal 2022, Volume 2: Green Politics. On the Ground after the Election
Culture, Democracy, Featured, Green Agenda Journal 2022: Volume Two

Green Agenda Journal 2022, Volume 2: On the Ground after the Election

For this issue of Green Agenda we welcome new critical and creative voices, writing from places where left political and ecological commitments are already making a difference. As a decade of liberal-conservative hegemony in government finally breaks, and as we shift to this new post-electoral moment, we also bring together several pieces that reflect on the federal election and the... Read More

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

The fight for East Gippsland’s forests

For many years, protection of ‘old growth forests’ was the key message, now we must protect all remaining forests threatened by logging. The remote town of Goongerah in far-eastern Victoria is a place most people have never heard of. I hadn’t either till the first time I went out there in Winter 2017 for a citizen science survey camp. Yet year... Read More

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Fighting for East Gippsland Forest - Kuark

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City Country

I am standing on the lands of my ancestors. In a place that has been cared for by the people whose memories flow through my veins. The wind kisses the back of my neck –  a welcome. It is dark and cold, but not so cold as the place that I came from. I breathe in deeply through my nose,... Read More

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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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Image description: A snail walking along a mossy tree branch to symbolise a snail, symbol of degrowth.

Earthworker Cooperative March
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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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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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The politics of permaculture, a global movement for change

Griffith Greens Win - Max Chandler-Mather
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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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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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Image description: New and past Greens Senators: Janet Rice, Larissa Waters, Dorinda Cox, Christine Milne, Bob Brown, Mehreen Saeed Faruqi
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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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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Image description: Photo of elected Greens MPs in Queensland with imagery of climate change campaign images around their photo