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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This OPEN TABLE CATERING menu will be served from 5:15pm at Mullumbimby Civic Memorial Hall on Saturday July 1st at the Julian Burnside Lecture & Australian Activist Awards. #NgaraInstitute ... See MoreSee Less

This OPEN TABLE CATERING menu will be served from 5:15pm at Mullumbimby Civic Memorial Hall on Saturday July 1st at the Julian Burnside Lecture & Australian Activist Awards. #NgaraInstitute

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Narada Vantari

Looking forward to a great meal before the Julian Burnside talk with the catering being done by Open Table and the lovely Ronit Robbaz. Heres the menu 🙂 ... See MoreSee Less

Looking forward to a great meal before the Julian Burnside talk with the catering being done by Open Table and the lovely Ronit Robbaz. Heres the menu :-)

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Bobbi Allan

The Ngara Institute will be giving Julian Burnside a cheque for the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre at our event on July 1 at Mullumbimby Civic Hall. You can donate now, on World Refugee Day!

And we're off! The #ASRCTelethon on #WorldRefugeeDay is now live! We're taking call from now until midnight in the hope to raise $300,000 so we can provide 12,000 nights of shelter, 1699 mental health appointments and 1 whole year food to 45 families seeking asylum! Donate now by calling 1300 692 772 or online at asrc.org.au/telethon

Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (ASRC)
And we're off! The #ASRCTelethon on #WorldRefugeeDay is now live! We're taking call from now until midnight in the hope to raise $300,000 so we can provide 12,000 nights of shelter, 1699 mental health appointments and 1 whole year food to 45 families seeking asylum! Donate now by calling 1300 692 772 or online at asrc.org.au/telethon
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