New Politics in the Pub is exciting initiative organised by local people for a national and international audience. With guest speakers, panels, and open discussion, we investigate a different topic each month as we put ‘Neoliberalism on Trial’. We invite speakers to critique neoliberalism but, more importantly, to offer a coherent vision of what a different future might look like.

Each of the Politics in the Pub presentations is filmed, edited and placed on the Ngara YouTube Channel, thereby making it available to an international audience. New Politics in the Pub is held on the fourth Wednesday of each month (February through to November) at The Court House Hotel in Mullumbimby, situated in the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales.



It all started when ...

A group of us got together after the 'Politics in the Pub' talk series and asked the question: 'Now what do we do?'.

We decided to take it beyond the pub! So now there's a new team at the Ngara Activist 'Think' Tank... The 'Do' Tank!

The 'Do' Tank aims to provide another dimension to the Ngara Think Tank. We facilitate post-talk discussions and co-created solutions with you, our community!

If you're asking the question 'Now what?' Come join us in lively conversation at our Facebook Page or facebook public Group and we'll work that out together.


Ralph Summy and Australian Activist of the Year Award

On Saturday the 1st of July 2017, the Ngara Institute hosted the inaugural Ralph Summy Annual Lecture which precedes the presentation of the Australian Activist of the Year award to acknowledge the contribution made by civil society in advancing social justice and human rights.

On this occasion, distinguished human rights campaigner, Julian Burnside QC, reminded us of how the basic tenets of human rights, the common good, freedom and liberty have been enshrined in various international declarations, covenants and conventions. He also noted that progressive activism has been pivotal in the fight against cruelty and oppression, and that this struggle is more important than ever.


The 2017 award was presented to Adrian Burragabba and Murrawah Johnson for their outstanding work in fighting for the rights of Indigenous people in the face of the proposed development of the Adani mine in Queensland’s Galilee Basin.