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

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Latest Issue:

Volume 2, Issue 1

Welcome to the New Economy Journal’s first edition of 2020!

Launched in April 2019, we are the only Australian publication (and one of few world-wide) whose focus is the movement to build a new economy – an economy based on sustainability and social justice, rather than greed and destruction; an economy built on ecological health and industrial democracy, rather than cancerous growth and top-down power structures.

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Selected articles from the latest issue of New Economy Journal:

Citizens’ Assemblies: Deepening Democracy Through Participation

Sonia Randhawa

Citizens’ Assemblies: Deepening Democracy Through Participation
Democracy is in crisis, whether overtly as in Lebanon and Hong Kong, or slightly more subtly as in the United Kingdom and Belgium. Here in Australia, our country is in flames, and politicians are ignoring the causes and, in the lead up to the crisis, cutting the funding for those...

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Book Excerpt: Democracy may not Exist, but We’ll Miss it When it’s Gone

Astra Taylor

Book Excerpt: Democracy may not Exist, but We’ll Miss it When it’s Gone
Typically, democracy is considered to consist of one person, one vote, exercised in periodic elections; constitutional rights; and a market economy. On paper at least, there is no shortage of states that conform to this rather limited conception -- by some estimates, 81 countries moved from authoritarianism to democracy between...

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Something in the Air

Kurt Johnson

Something in the Air
Until recently, before planes landed at South Tarawa, a guard was radioed to clear the runway of sleeping dogs and pigs baking in the equatorial sun. Now there is a fence. Progress is coming to the Pacific nation of Kiribati. Even so, no tall buildings obstruct my plane’s descent, and...

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