Blog

Conference, Book Launches, Seminar and Webinar!

9 Aug 2019

We’ve got some exciting and thought-provoking events coming up in the next few weeks that we’d love you to join us for, culminating in our next national conference, Cultivating Democracy, in parallel with Greens National Conference in Canberra. We’ll be in a position to share more details on the conference…

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Defending Whistleblowers, Defending Democracy: Canberra Protest Speech

27 Jun 2019

I was delighted to be invited to speak this morning at a protest outside the Canberra courts where David McBride, the whistleblower who exposed alleged war crimes by Australian Defence Force personnel in Afghanistan, was due to face trial. This is the case which led to raids on the ABC…

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Publications

Rebalancing Rights: Communities, Corporations And Nature

Rebalancing Rights: Communities, Corporations And Nature

29 Mar 2019

If BHP Billiton has rights, and can act as a legal person, why shouldn’t the Great Barrier Reef? What would change if we decided that the natural world we are part of had rights of its own – the right to exist, to habitat, to be free from pollution? This collection began its life as an exploration of the concept…

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Views Of A UBI

14 Jun 2017

What would you do if you knew you wouldn’t be left behind? Nine Australians’ “Views of a UBI” 14 JUNE 2017 What would your life be like if you—and everyone around you—had a Universal Basic Income? How would it change the choices you make to know that there was a no-questions-asked, non-judgmental, society-wide support in place that we all contribute to…

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Can Less Work be More Fair?

9 Dec 2016

We need to talk about UBI and shorter working hours Does a world with more insecure work need to be a world of greater instability and fear? Are protectionism and nationalism appropriate responses? Are there alternative policy approaches which can bring people and communities together instead of driving them ever further apart? With global politics in a state of flux,…

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Green Agenda

The Great Green Wall: Climate Change, Conflict and Community Resilience

19 Feb 2020

The Great Green Wall is a documentary film that follows a journey along the Great Green Wall – an ambitious plan to grow a 8000km ‘wall’ of vegetation across the Sahel, from Senegal in West Africa, to Djibouti in the East. The film follows Malian musician and activist Inna Modja as...

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Going Beyond Waged Labour

12 Feb 2020

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...

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

28 Jan 2020

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...

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

11 Jan 2020

“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...

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Events

Book Launch: Implementing A Basic Income In Australia

16 September, 2019

Green Institute Executive Director Tim Hollo said Universal Basic Income was an idea that sparked conversations wherever he goes. This new book Implementing A Basic Income In Australia features a range of contributions on how to work towards a UBI here in Australia, including a chapter from Tim on the political context. Join Tim, editors Dr Elise Klein and…

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The European Green Wave: What's Going On? With Reinhard Butikofer MEP

The European Green Wave: What’s Going On? With Reinhard Butikofer MEP

27 August, 2019

Be sure to come along to this Green Institute Webinar with Reinhard Butikofer MEP who is the European Greens Party Co-chair and MEP for the German Green party Bündnis90/Die Grünen. Last month’s European elections saw another surge towards the Greens, leaping from 50 to 74 seats in the European Parliament. The results are particularly astonishing in Germany, where the…

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Towards Ecological Democracy - A Political Theory For The 21st Century

Towards Ecological Democracy – A Political Theory For The 21st Century

20 August 2019

In this seminar, Towards Ecological Democracy – A Political Theory For The 21st Century, Green Institute Executive Director, Tim Hollo, will present a theory of ecological democracy which seeks to apply the fundamentals of ecology to politics, articulating a vision of interconnection, interdependence, and resilience in diversity. Active, constructive critique and participation are welcome. Tuesday, 20 August…

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