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!

Are Co-operatives Good for Your Health? TL;DR: Yes

Duncan Wallace, Alan Greig

Are Co-operatives Good for Your Health? TL;DR: Yes
With the debate heating up about rising inequality and whether employee ownership/co-operatives might contribute to ‘social outcomes,’ the following little article reports on a study which provided a resounding “yes.” Read More ...

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Is Growth Really the Answer? Australia and the New Pacific Development Agenda

Jubilee Australia Research Centre

Is Growth Really the Answer? Australia and the New Pacific Development Agenda
Effective aid programs in the Pacific have long been seen as elusive. Helen Hughes and John Connell have alluded to the ‘Pacific Paradox’– the phenomenon of high aid volumes to the region, contrasted with poor progress on poverty reduction and prospects for self-reliance.[1] This issue has been attributed to the...

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A Thank You from the Editors

Duncan Wallace, Jacob Debets

A Thank You from the Editors
  And with that, the first year of the New Economy Journal is in the books. We’ve published eight issues and 86 individual pieces, managed to put together a print edition for NENA’s annual conference in Perth and built a strong foundation from which to build in 2020. It’s been...

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