Experience in Fiji shows that reducing working poverty requires not only a raise in the minimum wage, but a minimum set of government services and benefits.
We increasingly celebrate entrepreneurial self-reliance, but for disadvantaged people, the certainty of an adequate income is a fundamental foundation. It may not be sufficient, but it is necessary.
Politics Podcast: Brian Howe on Revisiting Henderson, Poverty and Basic Income.
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Brian Howe says the targeted nature of Australia's social security system goes hand-in-hand with stigmatising welfare recipients.
What if governments paid everyone a certain amount of money to cover basic needs?
It’s time to update the old agenda of the 19th century: less working time and more money for all, in the form of shorter work days and a universal basic income.
A universal basic income would enable people to embrace the gig economy and give them greater leverage in the jobs they choose.
In a highly individualistic world where work prevents us from spending time with friends and family, a universal basic income could change society.
Increasing inequality, environmental degradation, financial instability – it's clear the current system is broken.
Today young people are the first victims of the increasing job insecurity in the world. Can a universal basic income, as proposed by a number of politicians, change things for the better?
With university graduates finding it harder to find jobs, questions have been raised about the merits of a typical tertiary qualification.
The country's new scheme could make it an extremely popular destination.
The present Australian social security and welfare system can be viewed as a UBI scheme with exceptions for people who don't need it.
Young Australian jobseekers are facing a difficult future due to the loss of many traditional entry-level positions to automation. A solution may lie in bold policy ideas.
The far left and the far right are closer than they'd like to admit. So can some of their better proposals gain ground in 2017?
Utopia and dystopia are combined in current political thinking, from Donald Trump to the universal basic income.
Business Briefing: why the future is workless.
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We need to embrace a future where machines do our jobs for us and the government gives us a basic income as a safety net, author Tim Dunlop says.
In a world where robots work better than humans, how will we cope? We need to rethink our jobs-based economy.
The welfare state was not designed for the modern world of temporary and casual work or multiple jobs. Is universal income the answer?
Paying every citizen a basic living wage sounds costly and counter-intuitive to reducing unemployment. But Finland is about to do it and Australia could too.
A Brave New World of worklessness and a universal wage is attracting advocates across the political spectrum.