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.

New Economy News from Australia and Abroad

  • The gig economy – winners and losers

    January 17, 2019

    Workers in the ‘gig economy’ might be delivering your pizza, programming the app that allows the transaction, or own the platform and 15% of each transaction. Like the internet itself, the gig economy is proof that equality of opportunity has no relationship to equity or equality of outcome.

    It is easier than ever to own one’s ... Read more...

  • Food Connect Raises $2 Million Through Equity Crowdfunding

    December 21, 2018 Emma-Kate Rose and Rob Pekin

    An ethical food social enterprise has raised more than two million dollars through equity crowdfunding to become Australia’s first community-owned local food hub.

    Food Connect is a community supported agriculture enterprise that aims to create a fairer food system by connecting local farmers with local buyers.

    After spending 12 years and more than a million dollars renting ... Read more...

  • UK Report 2018 – Community Businesses

    November 22, 2018

    A new UK report, commissioned by Power to Change, predicts that by the end of the next decade, community businesses will have proven that there’s a radically more inclusive, democratic way to run local economies – owning assets, sharing power, and putting people first. As a well-established part of the UK economy, they will have ... Read more...

  • Ideas economic and edible flow at third new economy conference

    November 15, 2018 Eric Holt-Giminez and food systems researcher, Eva Perroni.

    By Russ Grayson

    Melbourne in spring. The weather swings from windy and cool to warm but not-quite sweat-generating. There’s the dynamism of the city centre that contrasts with the peace and quiet of the walking paths along the Yarra.


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