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Don Arthur

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Research report

18 Nov 2016

A universal basic income (UBI) is a payment made to all adult individuals that allows people to meet their basic needs. Debates over basic income proposals have moved from the fringe to mainstream newspapers.

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A universal basic income (UBI) is...

Research report

21 Dec 2015

Debates over the federal budget often refer to the level of ‘welfare’ spending. However the term welfare is often poorly defined and can lead to confusion.

Introduction Debates over the federal budget often refer to the level of ‘welfare’ spending. However the term...

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15 Jul 2015

Explains what income management is, who can be placed on it, what measures it involves, and where it is heading.

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Income management sets aside (or ‘quarantines’) a proportion of a recipient’s Australia Government income support payment to pay for necessities such...

Research report

22 Nov 2013

Social democratic critics of the Australian government’s income management policy often argue that the policy is driven by the philosophy of neoliberalism—as espoused by thinkers such as Milton Friedman. But were Friedman alive today, it is almost certain he would oppose income management, as a...

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