About

NENA Journal is the official journal of the New Economy Network Australia. The Journal publishes material that supports the Network’s mission to transform Australia’s economy so that achieving ecological health and social justice are its foundational principles and primary objectives.

NENA Journal is a place for contribution and conversation for those interested and involved in the New Economy movement. Published monthly on the first Tuesday of each month, each NENA Journal issue features pieces on the New Economy, with an emphasis on the New Economy movement in Australia. The Journal will help achieve NENA’s goals to “facilitate connections, showcase and promote innovative projects, build peer-to-peer learning and use collective strategies to create and advocate for change”. The Journal will highlight, document and disseminate information about what is happening in the New Economy movement in Australia and around the world, encourage discourse and debate, facilitate connections, and produce a historical record in the process.

NENA Journal is an open platform and encourages unsolicited submissions. If you would like to submit a piece for publication, find more information at Submit to the Journal.

Cover image: Duncan Wallace

Who are we?

Managing Editors

Duncan Wallace

email: duncan@neweconomy.org.au

Duncan is a PhD student at Monash Law School, where he researches the history and philosophy of corporate legal personality. He has graduate qualifications in economics and law, and his BA was in metaphysics. He has worked as a co-operative enterprise consultant and for the Business Council of Co-operatives and Mutuals, and has tutored in Trusts Law and Aboriginal Cultural Studies.

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Jacob Debets

email: jacob@neweconomy.org.au

Jacob is a law graduate and writer from Melbourne. He holds a Juris Doctor from Melbourne Law school and a BA in Criminology from the University of Melbourne. He has written about a wide and constantly expanding range of topics, including the commoditisation of Australia’s higher education system and labour issues in combat sports.

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Dr Michelle Maloney

email: nena@neweconomy.org.au

Michelle is Co-Founder and Director of NENA, and Co-Founder and Director of the Australian Earth Laws Alliance. Michelle provides editorial advice to the NENA Journal team and acts as the connecting point between the NENA Journal, NENA Coordinating Hub and the NENA Board of Directors.

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Theme Editors

Morag Gamble

Theme Editor for New Economy & Permaculture

email: morag@ourpermaculturelife.com

Permaculture is Morag Gamble’s life. For 25 years she worked as a permaculture educator and designer in 22 countries on 5 continents. She lives in the United Nations World Habitat award-winning permaculture village near Maleny surrounded by perennial permaculture abundance in the ‘off-grid’ home she built with her family. Morag leads the Permaculture Education Institute, Our Permaculture Life and the Permaculture Life YouTube channel. She also cofounded Northey Street City Farm and the Australian City Farms and Community Gardens Network, and leads the permaculture charity, Ethos Foundation.

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Thomas Kern

Theme Editor for New Economy & Business / New Economy & Money

email: thomas@thomaskern.net

Thomas is co-instigator of The Accountability Institute. He is a speaker, facilitator, permaculture activist, and community event-maker. Thomas co-instigates The Accountability Institute to push forward accounting education in creative and dynamic ways. Thomas has held positions in financial accounting across Australia, New Zealand and Germany. He was Head of the IFRS (International Financial Reporting Standards) Competence Centre of an international commercial bank based in Hamburg, Germany, and taught at the Frankfurt School of Finance and Management. He recently headlined the 2018 ACSEAR conference facilitating transdisciplinary conversation with internationally renowned permaculture designer and 2017 Advance Global Australian Agriculture Award Winner, Rosemary Morrow.

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Associate Professor Nicholas McGuigan

Theme Editor for New Economy & Arts

email: nicholas.mcguigan@monash.edu

Nick works as an Innovator, Instigator and Disruptor to create future-oriented business education programs that focus on innovation, creativity and design thinking. He has a particular passion for accountability - he is a co-founder of The Accountability Institute, a progressive platform fostering collaborations between art, science, technology and economics, bringing these fields into conversation to create a new language of business – a language of accountability. He researches in the areas of integrated thinking, learning technologies, holistic systems design and regenerative economics. This has led to the awarding of competitive research funds of over a million Australian dollars, including Federal State level grants in both Australia and Germany. He has published widely in international accounting and education journals, been invited to present at research centres and professional organisations in the UK, US Europe, Australia and New Zealand. He serves on boards and committees of the American Accounting Association (AAA) and the Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand (AFAANZ). Nick is an Associate Editor of Accounting Education, Issues in Accounting Education and Higher Education and Research (HERD) Journal. He instigated Monash Business School’s newly created Artist-In-Residency program, conceptually designed the world’s first ever accounting perfume and together with the accounting profession is embarking on research that investigates a Queer perspective of accounting.

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Dr Haydn Washington (with Dr Michelle Maloney)

Theme Editors for Ecological Economics

email: haydnwashington@bigpond.com

Haydn is an environmental scientist and writer and activist with a 40-year history in environmental science. He also writes extensively on ecological economics and ecological ethics. He is an Adjunct Lecturer in the PANGEA Research Centre, BEES, UNSW. His books include ‘Climate Change Denial: Heads in the Sand’ (2011 with John Cook), ‘Human Dependence on Nature’ (2013), ‘Demystifying Sustainability’ (2015) and ‘A Sense of Wonder Towards Nature’ (2018). Haydn is Co-Director of the NSW Chapter of the Centre for the Advancement of a Steady State Economy, and is on the Advisory Board of the journals ‘Ecological Citizen’ and ‘Sustainability’. He is also on the Steering Committee of the new group ‘GENIE’ (www.ecodemocracy.net).

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Staff Writers

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