The New Economy Network Australia (NENA) is a network of individuals and organisations working to transform Australia’s economic system so that achieving ecological health and social justice are the foundational principles and primary objectives of the economic system.
NENA works to facilitate connections, showcase and promote innovative projects, build peer-to-peer learning and use collective strategies to create and advocate for change, so that we can build a strong movement of people demanding, creating and benefiting from a ‘new’ economy.
There are three dimensions to NENA’s work: we are building networks, connections and shared initiatives:
- within specific geographic areas such as towns/cities, regions and states.
Please read about our Geographic Hubs for more information
- across different sectors within the new economy, including: sustainable food, energy, transport, housing, indigenous economics, ecological economics and many more. Please read about our Sectoral Hubs for more information.
- that prioritise specific strategic goals every year. (Information about NENA’s Annual Strategic Plan will be available soon)
To carry out our work, NENA is made up of a growing number of connected, semi-autonomous Sectoral and Geographic Hubs that bring people together to focus on different issues in the new economy. NENA also has a central coordinating hub that provides support to our Hubs across Australia, and secretariat support to our elected groups.
New Economy News from Australia and Abroad
- April 1, 2020
by Luke Michael, Pro Bono Australia
The finance sector can regain the nation’s trust if it protects Australians throughout the coronavirus pandemic and helps build a better society when the crisis ends, experts believe.
COVID-19 has had a major impact on all aspects of Australian society, including the finance industry.
Public trust in the sector has waned following ... Read more...
- April 1, 2020
by Brian Czech and Riccardo Mastini, Steady State Herald
No later than the 1960s, scholars wrote in rigorous terms of the limits to economic growth. Europeans such as E.F. Schumacher, Americans including Herman Daly, and European-born Americans (most notably Nicholas Georgescu-Roegen and Kenneth Boulding) set the stage for later studies in ecological economics and sustainability science. ... Read more...
- February 19, 2020
The aftermath of the fires is a perfect opportunity to test the concept of a basic income.
As the protracted bushfire crisis gives way to storms and floods, the damage bill mounts in towns and communities around the country. And after the furore over the federal government’s failure to prepare for the firefighting emergency, another kind ... Read more...
- February 7, 2020
Brian Czech and Riccardo Mastini team up at the Steady State Herald with “Degrowth Toward a Steady State Economy: Unifying Non-Growth Movements.”
This 2,000-word essay covers Limits to Growth and the Environmental Movement; Daly vs. Georgescu-Roegen: Less a Debate than a Different Frame of Time; A Sustainability Slogan for the 21st Century: Clear, Accurate, and ... Read more...
New Economy Journal
See below for a selection of articles from the latest issue of New Economy Journal.
To explore all articles, visit the New Economy Journal page!