New Economy Journal is a place for contribution and conversation for those interested and involved in the New Economy movement. In 2022, the New Economy Journal will publish pieces under six broad themes. The Journal themes for 2022/2023 are:
Last month, five NENA members attended the Asian Solidarity Economy Forum 2022, hosted by the Asian Solidarity Economy Council (ASEC) and the Intercontinental Network for the Promotion of Social Solidarity Economy (RIPESS). NENA represents RIPESS within Oceania and enjoyed the opportunity to learn about current developments and key plans in...
This November, Sustain is showcasing and celebrating the growing urban agriculture movement around Australia. Sustain’s Executive Director, Nick Rose, explains why alternative, local and urban food movements are increasingly important and highlights some of the events happening as part of Urban Agriculture Month. By some accounts, over 1 billion people...
For at least 10 years, ‘sustainability’ has been a compulsory theme throughout Australian school curricula. According to Living Sustainably, The Australian Government’s National Action Plan for Education for Sustainability (2009), this educational initiative aimed to equip people to understand connections between environmental, economic, social and political systems. However, simply making...
There is a friendly rivalry between New Zealand and Australia played out sports field and on the dessert table. As a patriotic Kiwi, it gives me some pride seeing Canberra follow Wellington (by some years) and introducing a Federal Wellbeing Budget (so we won that one too). The important thing...
Today, the housing ‘market’ is never out of the news. Affordability, availability, development, investment, interest rates: the ever-cranking machinery of casino capitalism where the chips ‘flipped’ are investment properties and no longer the suburban dream home of the past. In the 21st century, the Australian paradigm of home ownership is...
We need new ways of thinking about value in the New Economy. Moving beyond a market-growth, extractivist model of economic development, how can we reframe and redefine value? What might this look like both in theory or in practice?
New Stories for the New Economy
Do you have a story about an initiative, event or action that is happening in the New Economy? Do you have ideas about new and innovative ways to communicate these stories to the public?
Connections to Place in the New Economy
How can connections to place be reflected in new or wellbeing economics? What might a localised, place-based economy look like in practice?
Health and Wellbeing in the New Economy
The COVID-19 pandemic has made us all more aware of the importance of health and wellbeing. What might an economy that moves beyond economic growth and towards holistic wellbeing for individuals, communities and society look like?
How can Australia’s economy become regenerative? What might this look like? How can the emerging regenerative movements around Australia catalyse genuine systems change and avoid business as usual?
Does Capitalism Have a Future?
Capitalism has promised growth and development through private ownership of trade and industry, extracting value from both physical and human resources. Capitalism is also held responsible for the environmental destruction and social injustices around the world today.
Does capitalism have a future? Should it? What are the alternative systems emerging around the world?