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!

A Curious Journey to Ecological Economics

Mark Bremner

A Curious Journey to Ecological Economics
There is a reason why we immerse ourselves in nature on holidays; a reason why, as kids, we spent hours at the local creek gawking at the bugs. Nature relaxes and reinvigorates us. It captures our imagination and curiosity. I believe that connection with our natural world is innate in...

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Sacred Peaks Forged in Fire

Nilmini De Silva

Sacred Peaks Forged in Fire
Rising dramatically from the plains below These sacred pinnacles have drawn us here Fire in Earth’s belly and ancient eruptions Birthed the spectacle that stands before us Once lava plugs inside volcanic cones Eroded by time and wind and rain The majesty of nature stands revealed For generations, people lived...

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Ecological Economics: Solutions Now and in the Future (ANZSEE 2019 Conference)

Anitra Nelson

Ecological Economics: Solutions Now and in the Future (ANZSEE 2019 Conference)
ANZSEE 2019 Conference Ecological Economics: Solutions Now and in the Future 24–26 November 2019 RMIT University, Melbourne Worried about our future on a planet where humans already use around 75% more of Earth’s resources than the planet is capable of regenerating? Then the ANZSEE 2019 Conference 'Ecological Economics: Solutions Now...

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The Associative Economy: Work and Social Sculpture

Nigel Hoffmann

The Associative Economy: Work and Social Sculpture
In my previous article I presented a picture of the threefold social organism, focussing on the meaning and creative function of capital. An associative economy, as Rudolf Steiner describes it, can come about when the three spheres – the economic, the cultural-spiritual and the political-legal – are consciously articulated, each...

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