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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

  • 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.

  • Dr Charles Levkoe’s visit to Australia

    November 14, 2018 Dr. Charles Z. Levkoe

    By Charles Levkoe

    For almost 20 years I have been working in the field of food systems, as a researcher and as a community organizer, food producer and educator. My work has been deeply rooted in engaging closely with communities as partners in the conception, design and implementation of research that meets peoples’ needs.

  • Reflections and highlights from the New Economy conference 2018

    November 2, 2018

    by Jussi Pasanen.

    I recently joined the New Economy Network Australia conference for three days here in Melbourne. It was fantastic. I’ll cover some of my reflections and highlights from the conference below...


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