The New Economy Network Australia (NENA) works to facilitate connections, showcase and promote innovative projects, build peer-to-peer learning and use collective strategies to 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;
  2. across different sectors within the new economy, including: sustainable food, energy, transport, housing, indigenous economics, ecological economics and many more; and
  3. that prioritise specific strategic goals every year.

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.

Read our NENA Hub Guide [available by Dec 14, 2018] for information about how to join or create a NENA Hub.

For all inquiries, please email:

NENA Coordinating Hub

  • NENA National Coordinators - Michelle Maloney and Maggie Shambrook
  • NENA Media and Communications - Duncan Wallace
  • NENA Radio - Scotty Foster
  • NENA Social Media - Kevin Cox, Michelle Maloney, Darren Sharp, Sharon Ede
  • NENA Website and Event Updates - James Lee, Luke Day and Michelle Maloney

NENA Geographic Hubs

To get in touch with the Geographic Hub Convenors in your local area, please email:

NENA Sectoral Hubs

To get in touch with the Sectoral Hub Convenors listed below, please email: