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!

Regenerating Organised Labour Starts by Expelling John Setka

C.D. Williams

Regenerating Organised Labour Starts by Expelling John Setka
There are few things more on-brand for a Liberal politician than attacking organised labour. John Howard virtually made it an art form, prohibiting unions from staging secondary boycotts through the Trade Practices Act, throwing government support behind Patrick Stevedores in its paradigm-shifting clash with the Maritime Union of Australia circa...

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A Poem: Life plays with our attention, by Tessa Wallace

Tessa Wallace

A Poem: Life plays with our attention, by Tessa Wallace
Life plays with our attention. She’s more creative than we could ever be. She knows what to do, she notices everything and she whispers it to us! She’s the witch. She likes it when we listen. She is whole as she is, she is you and him and them! Sometimes...

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Finance in the Time of Oppression: Share Buybacks and a Workers’ Dividend

Scott Colvin

Finance in the Time of Oppression: Share Buybacks and a Workers’ Dividend
The financial classes love them, the left wants to ban them — but what exactly is the real story behind share buybacks? Contents [1] Company gains; worker losses [2] In too deep? [3] Elections, legislation and government - no easy solutions [4] A workers’ dividend The concepts of finance don’t...

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Island Australia

Lewis Eyers-Stott

Island Australia
We’re here to talk about Australian oil imports, but we’ll start with a short detour; down naval history lane. In the early 20th century, Britain was the undisputed master of the seas, with a navy that eclipsed the combined strength of their counterparts. When WWI broke out, Britain wasted little...

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