Links to other
Other organisations around the world are working
on the wellbeing agenda. Our own Manifesto is modelled on one
developed by the New Economics Foundation, a UK think tank.
Other websites worth viewing include:
www.neweconomics.org The New Economics Foundation developed the
initial wellbeing manifesto on which the Australian one is modelled.
The NEF's manifesto may be read here.
www.newdream.org The Center for a New American Dream has goals
similar to those of the Wellbeing Manifesto.
www.downshifting.net.au Downshifters are those who have
voluntarily changed their lives in ways that involve earning less
and getting more balance back into their lives. An organisation for
downshifters has recently been formed in Australia. The inaugural
conference will be held in Sydney on 23rd July 2005.
The Australian Centre on Quality of Life at Deakin University
facilitates research and education on quality of life,
and includes all reports of the Australian Unity Wellbeing
Index, a national index of subjective wellbeing.
www.tai.org.au The website of The Australia Institute which
developed the Wellbeing Manifesto.
www.gpionline.net This website presents the Genuine Progress
Indicator for Australia, an alternative to GDP as a measure of
www.fairshareinternational.org It's 188.8.131.52 formula is a
for people who refuse to be bystanders and want to take actions
Some books that discuss many of the issues raised
in the Wellbeing Manifesto include the following
Clive Hamilton and Richard Denniss, Affluenza
(Allen & Unwin 2005)
Richard Eckersley, Well & Good: How we feel
and why it matters (Text Publishing 2004)
Clive Hamilton, Growth Fetish (Allen &
Unwin 2003) www.growthfetish.com
Richard Layard, Happiness: Lessons from a new
science (Penguin 2005)Juliet Schor, The Overspent American (Harper Perennial, 1998)