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:

October 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?

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Selected articles from the latest issue of New Economy Journal:
Creating Convergence Spaces for Social Solidarity Economy Community Builders: Asian Solidarity Economy Forum 2022

Creating Convergence Spaces for Social Solidarity Economy Community Builders: Asian Solidarity Economy Forum 2022

Bronwen Morgan, Sian Townend

Creating Convergence Spaces for Social Solidarity Economy Community Builders: Asian Solidarity Economy Forum 2022
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...

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Wellbeing Budgets across the Tasman Sea

Wellbeing Budgets across the Tasman Sea

Gareth Hughes

Wellbeing Budgets across the Tasman Sea
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...

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Our Environment and Our Economy – Rethinking Sustainability Education for High School Students

Our Environment and Our Economy – Rethinking Sustainability Education for High School Students

Phil Jones

Our Environment and Our Economy – Rethinking Sustainability Education for High School Students
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...

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