The Australian Earth Laws Alliance acknowledges that the sovereignty of the First Nations People of the continent now known as Australia was never ceded by treaty nor in any other way.

AELA acknowledges and respects First Nations Peoples’ laws and ecologically sustainable custodianship of Australia over tens of thousands of years through land and sea management practices that continue today.


Earthwords and Ponderings

Welcome to ‘Earthwords and Ponderings’, where I share updates and ponderings about the amazing work we do within the Australian Earth Laws Alliance (AELA), New Economy Network Australia (NENA) and Future Dreaming.

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Declaration of the Rights of the Moon

Draft for circulation and discussion version: 11 February 2021

Click here to register your support for the Declaration!

We the people of Earth –

Acknowledging the unique, intact, …

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Caring for Country, Caring for Each Other: Celebrating World Localisation Day in Australia

How can we work together to create deep localization and a wellbeing society? How can we create a fair, ecologically healthy society for all, while responding to the challenges of ‘greenwashing’ and the corporatization of sustainability strategies?

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Hanging Rock Lookout in the Blue Mountains

Blue Mountains City Council becomes First Council in Australia to Adopt Rights of Nature as a Foundational Principle

The Blue Mountains City Council (BMCC) has become the first Local Council – and in fact the first Government entity – in Australia, to embed ‘Rights of Nature’ as a keystone concept into its operational practices, planning process and advocacy program.

On 27 April 2021, the Council unanimously resolved to proceed with a new program of action that will see Rights of Nature concepts inform its long-term planning and operational activities.

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Earthwords and Artlings Anthology

Volume 1: Voices of Nature 2020

Now available, the first volume of AELA’s Earthwords and Artlings Anthology.

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Reimagining an Earth Centered Economy with Michelle Maloney

Have a listen to AELA’s National Convenor, Dr Michelle Maloney, chat with “Post Growth Australia” podcast host Michael Bayliss, about Earth laws, Earth jurisprudence and Earth centred economies.

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