New Economy Journal

The Official Journal of the New Economy Network Australia

The New Economy 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.

The New Economy 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 New Economy 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.

The New Economy 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: Nicola Flook

Latest Issue:

Volume 1, Issue 4

This month we’re joined by guest editor Dr. Michelle Maloney, for a special focus on ecological economics (EE). EE directly challenges the growth-paradigm of neo-classical economics, and although, as a field of research and inquiry, it has fragmented into a range of different approaches and techniques since it began to gain traction in the 1970s, ecological economics and, in particular, ‘steady state economics’ is still one of the most rigorous alternatives to neoliberal economics. This month’s focus on EE includes an introduction to the Steady State Economy by UNSW Professor Mark Diesendorf; an overview of population issues within the context...

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Selected articles from the latest issue of New Economy Journal:

Denying overpopulation is a double tragedy

Haydn Washington

Denying overpopulation is a double tragedy
Introduction We need to ask ourselves some questions. Is there an upper limit to human numbers and human consumption? Can our economy keep growing forever? Should we just deny such difficult issues, and keep walking towards the abyss of societal and ecosystem collapse?[1] After 40 years as an environmental scientist...

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Permaculture Pedals Part 4: The slower you go, the more you see

Michael Crear

Permaculture Pedals Part 4: The slower you go, the more you see
This is the final chapter in a 4-part series (read part 1, part 2 and part 3) telling the story of Mick Crear’s decision to leave his job, and all the baggage that came with it, to pursue a simpler, richer life as a permaculturist cycling around Australia. After having...

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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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