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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...
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.
Explains what income management is, who can be placed on it, what measures it involves, and where it is heading.
Radical reform of Australia's welfare system now seems impossible. This paper looks at the reasons why.
Menzies spoke of ‘lifters’, ‘leaners’ and ‘forgotten people’ in his speeches and policy thinking, but there was another group, invisible to him …
Social democratic critics of the government’s income management policy often argue that it is driven by neoliberal philosophy, but might they be potential allies in the fight against it?