Ngara Institute

Ngara Institute – the Activists Think Tank

The Ngara Institute is a not-for- profit activist think tank which puts people, communities and the planet before increasingly predatory capitalism. We offer an intellectual and engaging space to critically reflect on how we can achieve a more just, peaceful and sustainable world based on the common good rather than private interest.

Politics in the Pub

Ngara Institute organised in 2016 a monthly ‘Politics in the Pub’ gathering in the Courthouse Pub Mullumbimby.  Each month a new guest speaker is invited. Around 180 people attend and it has become one of the Byron Shires most active regular political events. Visit the Ngara website for the upcoming program.

The Purpose of the institute is to:

  • provide a counter narrative to the views and opinions of Australian neoliberal think tanks;
  • foster critical thinking about local, national, and international issues such as peace, globalisation, diminishing democracy, climate change, financial greed and growing inequality;
  • work alongside other peace and justice organisations for a more equitable, non-violent and compassionate future based on social justice and human rights and pursuit of the common good;
  • assert and support values and practices that enhance the life of all species and ecosystems;
  • learn and apply indigenous world views to all areas of life;
  • articulate and encourage post-carbon- growth scenarios;
  • revitalise local-democratic civic cultures, neighbourliness and cooperative systems of production;
  • inspire and promote viable and workable solutions to the complex challenges we all face.



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WATER SHORTAGE CRISIS - Let's take a quick look
Water scarcity is the elephant in the room of the population debate, and an issue that Australia’s mass immigration ‘Big Australia’ boosters and policy makers conveniently ignore.

"Now communities such as Dubbo are faced with the real prospect of relying on someone else’s water to survive. Steps should have been taken years ago to intervene in this silent disaster. There is an action plan, but it is now too late, given the drought, to expect these wetlands will ever recover to being the jewels in the crown they once were.'
Trevor Hodson, Birregurra, Vic

A $32 million water pipeline from Albany to Denmark should not be the only measure put in place to fix the town’s water shortage, Denmark Chamber of Commerce chief executive Liz Jack says.

Water Minister Dave Kelly said on Sunday Denmark could run out of water within a year — a statement that came as no shock to Ms Jack and other locals.

“There was a CSIRO report in 2014 which indicated that the South West corner of WA was drying at a rapid pace compared to other parts of Australia,” she said.

Modelling by Infrastructure Australia in 2017 projected that household water bills would more than quadruple in real terms because of population growth and climate change, rising from $1,226 in 2017 to $6,000 in 2067. The report also warned that “the impact of these changes on household affordability could be substantial… and could lead to significant hardship”:

References
thewest.com.au/news/albany-advertiser/call-for-creative-solutions-to-denmark-water-crisis-ng-b881...

www.news.com.au/national/the-australian-towns-facing-a-looming-day-zero-crisis/news-story

www.theaustralian.com.au/commentary/letters/decades-of-inaction-have-led-to-water-crisis/news-sto...

www.macrobusiness.com.au/2019/04/economist-australia-facing-severe-water-shortage-population-expl...

#climatecrisis #climateaction #watershortages
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WATER SHORTAGE CRISIS - Lets take a quick look
Water scarcity is the elephant in the room of the population debate, and an issue that Australia’s mass immigration ‘Big Australia’ boosters and policy makers conveniently ignore.

Now communities such as Dubbo are faced with the real prospect of relying on someone else’s water to survive. Steps should have been taken years ago to intervene in this silent disaster. There is an action plan, but it is now too late, given the drought, to expect these wetlands will ever recover to being the jewels in the crown they once were.
Trevor Hodson, Birregurra, Vic

A $32 million water pipeline from Albany to Denmark should not be the only measure put in place to fix the town’s water shortage, Denmark Chamber of Commerce chief executive Liz Jack says.

Water Minister Dave Kelly said on Sunday Denmark could run out of water within a year — a statement that came as no shock to Ms Jack and other locals.

“There was a CSIRO report in 2014 which indicated that the South West corner of WA was drying at a rapid pace compared to other parts of Australia,” she said.

Modelling by Infrastructure Australia in 2017 projected that household water bills would more than quadruple in real terms because of population growth and climate change, rising from $1,226 in 2017 to $6,000 in 2067. The report also warned that “the impact of these changes on household affordability could be substantial… and could lead to significant hardship”:

References
https://thewest.com.au/news/albany-advertiser/call-for-creative-solutions-to-denmark-water-crisis-ng-b881319454z

https://www.news.com.au/national/the-australian-towns-facing-a-looming-day-zero-crisis/news-story

https://www.theaustralian.com.au/commentary/letters/decades-of-inaction-have-led-to-water-crisis/news-story/8f0208e766b68c93535ce9859c540bae

https://www.macrobusiness.com.au/2019/04/economist-australia-facing-severe-water-shortage-population-explodes/

#climatecrisis #climateaction #watershortagesImage attachment

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A moving fresh take on our National Anthem performed recently in Alice Springs.

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"For 60,000 years or more first peoples of this land, sustained by Country, Dreamtime told by word and artist’s hand." Choirs unite to perform a fresh take on the national anthem at the Desert Song Festival.
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