About us and what’s on

“It’s not jobs or climate, it’s both or neither”

Canadian activist and Unionist Brian Kohler

Our vision: A thriving economy providing for the needs of the people and living within the means of the planet.

Our mission: We are a grassroots group of activists campaigning for urgent climate action and better economic and social justice in Australia.

Our current objectives: 

A rapid and just transition to 100% renewable energy. This means:

– Net zero emissions by 2030
– No new fossil fuel projects, a planned phase out of current fossil fuels and an end to fossil fuel subsidies
– A planned phase out of current fossil fuel power generation
– A just transition and fair compensation for workers in fossil fuel and related industries

Reducing inequality and improving wellbeing for all Australians and especially those in need. This means:

– Providing meaningful work for all who want it through a federally funded Job Guarantee
– A post pandemic economic recovery focussed on local projects which create jobs and provide lasting benefits for our communities
– Recognition, treaty and a voice to parliament for First Nations peoples

We do this through:

– Learning from the experts and evidence based research
– Empowering our members with skills and support
– Promoting these policies through grassroots, local campaigns

What’s on

The Pub Test: Unemployment and a Job Guarantee
Join us for the first in a series of in-person panel talks exploring big picture solutions to inequality, poverty, climate change and systemic unemployment. Stay for dinner afterwards and support a favourite local pub.
When: Monday 9 November, 6:15pm for a 6:30pm start
Where: The Duke of Brunswick, Gilbert Street, Adelaide
Bookings essential: Free event, but places are limited. Book online here
Speakers: MMT Economist Dr Steven Hail, Psychiatrist Dr Nick Potts, and Pas Forgione, Raise the Rate campaigner and former convenor of the SA Anti-Poverty Network.
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Zoom talk: Scott Ludlam on State Capture
Scott has spent the last few months assembling an interactive visual research report on ‘state capture’: the lock that the mining, oil and gas sector has on Australian politics, and how we can organise a coherent response.
When: Monday 23 November, 7:00pm SA time
Where: Online at our usual zoom link (please email us for an invite)
Speaker: Scott Ludlam is a writer, former Australian Greens Senator and Extinction Rebel

Zoom talk: Ecological planning for a sustainable environment
Vishnu is an expert in ecosystem health and wellbeing, as well as sustainable engineering and MMT.
When: Monday 14 December, 7:00pm SA time
Where: Online at our usual zoom link (please email us for an invite)
Speaker: Vishnu Prahalad | Lecturer in planning and managing for sustainable systems at the University of Tasmania

Save the date for our Clean Recovery Forum 
When: Thursday 28 January 2021, 6:00pm start
Where: The Braggs lecture theatre (or online on Zoom if necessary)
Speakers: Professor Barbara Pocock, Mark Butler MP and Rebekha Sharkie MP

Click here for a list of upcoming events and projects our group is working on.

The Way Ahead – Arundhati Roy

Whatever it is, coronavirus has made the mighty kneel and brought the world to a halt like nothing else could. Our minds are still racing back and forth, longing for a return to “normality”, trying to stitch our future to our past and refusing to acknowledge the rupture. But the rupture exists. And in the midst of this terrible despair, it offers us a chance to rethink the doomsday machine we have built for ourselves. Nothing could be worse than a return to normality.

Historically, pandemics have forced humans to break with the past and imagine their world anew. This one is no different. It is a portal, a gateway between one world and the next.

We can choose to walk through it, dragging the carcasses of our prejudice and hatred, our avarice, our data banks and dead ideas, our dead rivers and smoky skies behind us. Or we can walk through lightly, with little luggage, ready to imagine another world. And ready to fight for it.

The Pandemic is a Portal – Financial Times 6 April 2020


Email: sustainable.prosperity.2020@gmail.com
Phone: 0401 969 646
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