Category: Commentary

Posts discussing social and political issues of interest

Freya Mathews: The Epistemic and Cultural Challenge

Conflicting Worldviews  Barbara Lepani—in her Opinion article on revisioning conservation for the ABC Religion and Ethics Report (18 Dec 2019), Professor Freya Mathews, a patron of the Wild Mountain Collective, also discusses the important difference between the modern Western idea of 'law' and the idea of 'Law' in Aboriginal culture.  We see this playing out [...]
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Finding our Inner Wilderness—Max St John

THE DARK MOUNTAIN PROJECT In this article, published by the Dark Mountain Project ( Max St John talks about his journey to find his own sense of the wilderness within, through the Daoist body practice of Nei Gong.  He describes the profound alienation from our inner wilderness that is 'built in' to our modern consumerist, [...]
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Climate Change, Agriculture and Regeneration

The Economic Argument The value of the agricultural sector in 2017-2018 in Australia was $59 billion. It is expected to reach $60 billion in 2020, with the National Farmers Federation aiming for a $100 billion industry by 2030—based on the assumptions of modern industrial agricultural practices that include extensive use of irrigation, application of chemical [...]
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