Our 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.