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.

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Latest Issue:

August 2022

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: Rethinking Value New Stories for the New Economy Connections to Place in the New Economy Health and Wellbeing in the New Economy Regenerative Economics Does Capitalism Have a Future? The August instalment of the Journal features Ted Trainer’s critique of Ross Gittins’ conventional economic thinking, with Trainer making the argument for why capitalism cannot save us. Kimberley Crofts highlights the important...

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Selected articles from the latest issue of New Economy Journal:
Ross Gittins thinks capitalism can save us. Here’s why it can’t.

Ross Gittins thinks capitalism can save us. Here’s why it can’t.

Ted Trainer

Ross Gittins thinks capitalism can save us. Here’s why it can’t.
We are racing towards the catastrophic collapse of our bio-physical and social systems, driven by the capitalist economy. Gittins illustrates the trained incapacity of the conventional economic mind to get it. In a recent P and I article Ross Gittins endorses Rod Sims’ enthusiasm for capitalism, arguing that all it...

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Taking the Politics out of Democracy

Taking the Politics out of Democracy

Sonia Randhawa

Taking the Politics out of Democracy
The success of the Greens and the Teal Independents in the recent Australian federal election has cultivated a sense of hope and courage. The past decade  has deepened cynicism around electoral politics, not just here in Australia, but across the globe: Trump, Johnson and Morrison seemed like a triumvirate of...

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“The experts are already here”: The role of local knowledge in sustainability transitions

“The experts are already here”: The role of local knowledge in sustainability transitions

Kimberley Crofts

“The experts are already here”: The role of local knowledge in sustainability transitions
Sustainability transitions are long-term and transformative shifts to more sustainable modes of living[1]. This includes a transformation of energy production and consumption away from coal and other fossil fuels. Coal is a major contributor to the state’s export industry and employs around 14,000 people in the Hunter Valley, contributing directly...

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