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

The activists Think Tank - 

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

Liveable future, now!


Politics in the Pub


Annual Award ceremony and Lecture a huge success!

July 1st sell out crowd in  the Civic Hall in Mullumbimby to hear Julian Burnside speak on human rights and Indigenous activists Adrian Burragubba and Murrawa Johnson receive award for tireless activism to reverse Adani mine.

Where’s Richard Hil?

In USA, pursuing Yankee think tanks and activist centres about how they fund and organize themselves to defeat neoliberalism.

Exciting Evans Head offshoot! 

Plans are brewing for a film and discussion group to the south. Hopefully first of many!


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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