Welcome

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:

  1. within specific geographic areas such as towns/cities, regions and states.
    Please read about our Geographic Hubs for more information
  2. 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.
  3. 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

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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!

Fruit Walls: Urban Farming in the 1600s

Kris De Decker

Fruit Walls: Urban Farming in the 1600s
Today, we are often being told to eat local and seasonal food, either because other crops have been transported over long distances or because they are grown in energy-intensive greenhouses. But it wasn’t always this way. From the sixteenth to the twentieth century, urban farmers grew Mediterranean fruits and vegetables...

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An Open Letter to the Administrators of the Co-op Bookshop

Take Back Our Co-op

An Open Letter to the Administrators of the Co-op Bookshop
This letter is written in the light of news the Co-op Bookshop, a co-operative over 60 years old, has gone into voluntary administration due to debts owed to suppliers. It is possible the Co-op Bookshop will cease trading. Dear administrators of the Co-op, The Co-op Bookshop is a special kind...

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Five point 8

Scotty Foster

Five point 8
Five point eight Is the going rate I just heard my expert mate On the radio propose And he said that this was great For the future of the state And it really would relate To the products that I chose So no longer must I wait Here on the...

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Bioregions as Economic Neighborhoods

Andrew Ward

Bioregions as Economic Neighborhoods
Contents [1] Disruption [2] Not the Household, The Neighbourhood [3] Renaissance in Local Economic Development [4] Cosmo-Localisation [5] Cosmo-localism and Economic Neighbourhoods [6] What Defines an Economic Neighbourhood – Bioregions [7] Boundary Fences [8] Qualities of Economic Neighbourhood [9] Trust, Transparency and Traction [10] Impossible Until It's Inevitable [1] Disruption

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