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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Cover image: Nicola Flook

Latest Issue:

Volume 1, Issue 5

This month's NEJ is focused on young people - the creators and inheritors of the New Economy. We reached out to youth activists, peak bodies, new economy practitioners and writers to hear about their vision for the future, and are proud to present a collection of 12 articles that provoke, educate and inspire in equal measure. From the frontlines of the School Strikes for Climate movement, to the impressive work of Young Farmers Connect and social enterprise Edgy Blue Mountains, we hear from young people actively challenging the status quo in pursuit of ecological and economic justice. From representatives of Interns...

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Selected articles from the latest issue of New Economy Journal:

40-year old Healthcare Social Enterprise Converts to Co-op

Oliver Mispelhorn

40-year old Healthcare Social Enterprise Converts to Co-op
How is this New Economy? Community control of community services makes a lot of sense and leads to positive outcomes on numerous fronts. This article discusses the recent decision of a community service - Interchange General Practice - to facilitate formal control for the community regarding its operations. Oliver Mispelhorn...

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A Just Transition: A Bigger Crisis Demands a Bigger Response

Cat Nadal

A Just Transition: A Bigger Crisis Demands a Bigger Response
How is this New Economy? A Just Transition is central to the viability of the new economy movement. After the serious climate impacts over summer and the surprising election result, now is a good time to reconsider our thinking around what we mean by the terms. Environment Victoria’s Cat Nadal...

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Cooperative Power: Making Tomorrow’s Energy System Possible

Godfrey Moase

Cooperative Power: Making Tomorrow’s Energy System Possible
How is this New Economy? In this article, Godfrey Moase discusses the union-led launch of a new energy co-operative, Cooperative Power, which seeks to help build an ecosystem organisations supporting sustainable energy production and consumption. Radical Brazilian educator Paulo Freire posed the question, “What can we do today so that...

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