Visiting Fellow Tim Hollo
Master of Environmental Law (University of Sydney), LLB (University of New South Wales), BA Hons 1 (University of New South Wales)
Tim Hollo is Executive Director of the Green Institute, where he leads thinking around ecological political philosophy and practice, and drives policy discussion around Rights of Nature, Universal Basic Income and participatory democracy.
Tim is a highly respected environmentalist and musician and has a BA (Hons 1) / LLB from UNSW, and a Master of Environmental Laws from USyd. In 2013, he founded Green Music Australia, an organisation working to reduce the environmental impact of the music scene and use its growing leadership to drive deep social and cultural change. The organisation brings together his environmental activism with his experience as a musician, having recorded 7 albums and toured nationally and globally, from the National Folk Festival to New York’s Carnegie Hall with his band, FourPlay String Quartet.
Tim was previously Communications Director for Greens Leader Christine Milne, has been both a board member and campaigner at Greenpeace Australia Pacific, and has worked for 350, Lock the Gate and others. His writing on environmental, social and political issues has been widely published, including at the Griffith Review, the Guardian, ABC, Huffington Post, and Crikey, as well as Green Institute monographs, discussion papers and blogs.
Research interests: ecological political philosophy and practice; Greens parties and politics; Earth-centred governance and rights of nature; participatory democracy; universal basic income; the role of arts in social change.
Peer Reviewed Publications
‘Finding a Political Strategy for Basic Income in Australia’, chapter in Klein, Mays and Dunlop (eds), Implementing a Basic Income in Australia: Pathways Forward, Palgrave, 2019.
‘Key Change: The Role of the Creative Industries in Climate Change Action’, chapter in Rimmer, Matthew (ed), Intellectual property and clean energy: the Paris Agreement and climate justice, Springer, 2019.
‘The Commons and the Commonwealth: From Enclosure to Rebirth’, Griffith Review, April 2018.
‘Key change: The role of music in law reform’ (2015) 40(3) Alternative Law Journal 219.
Edited monographs (Green Institute publications)
Tim Hollo (ed), Rebalancing Rights: Communities, Corporations and Nature, Green Institute, 2019.
Tim Hollo (ed), Views of a Universal Basic Income: What would you do if you knew you wouldn’t be left behind?, Green Institute, 2018.
Tim Hollo (ed), Can Less Work Be More Fair? A discussion paper on Universal Basic Income and shorter working week, Green Institute, 2017.
Tim Hollo (ed), The End of Coal: how should the next government respond?, Green Institute, 2016.
Tim Hollo writes in Meanjin Quarterly about COVID-19 and its impact on the economy, government and power.
With the climate crisis and coronavirus bearing down on us, the age of disconnection is over – Visiting Fellow Tim Hollo writes in the Guardian
Visiting Fellow Tim Hollo writes in the Guardian.