The Activist Think Tank - NGARA is from the Darug language. It means to listen, hear and think.

The activist Think Tank

NGARA is from the Darug language. It means to listen, hear and think.


Politics in the Pub


  • Ngara's list of recommended books
  • Carbon Colonialism: Failure of Green Resources’ Carbon Offset Project in Uganda
  • The Change Agency sharing Effective Action for Social Change: The Campaign to Save the Franklin River and more.





Ngara Institute's Mission Statement

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.

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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