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AUSTRALIA: Productivity Commission report tentatively broaches BI

The Productivity Commission of the Australian Government has released a research paper entitled ‘Digital Disruption: What do governments need to do?‘ on 15th June 2016. The paper looks at the role of government in the face of ‘potentially disruptive technological change.’ A universal basic income is refereed as a long term consideration: While Australia’s tax and transfer system will continue to play

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AUSTRALIA: Pirate Party endorses basic income

The Australian Pirate Party has officially endorsed a “basic income policy” (more precisely, a negative income tax), according to an announcement published on June 14th, 2016. In the announcement, Sam Kearns and Darren McIntosh — New South Wales senate candidates from Pirate Party Australia — elaborate on the need for a basic income, focusing on concerns about automation, the “inefficient, patronising

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Newsabe, “Cold, Hard Cash: How does free $800 every month sound?”

In this post the author discusses reasons for adopting a basic income, focusing on a possible implementation in Australia.  Momentum is building for a basic income in Australia, and the author is optimistic it could help safeguard Australians from automation and protect them from poverty. “Cold, Hard Cash: How does free $800 every month sound?”, Newsabe, 2016.

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AUSTRALIA: Second Basic Income Group Emerges

Australia’s BIEN affiliate, Basic Income Guarantee Australia, is no longer the only established group promoting a basic income in the country.  A new group, Basic Income Australia, is holding its first meetup in Sydney on January 21st.  Citing that innovation now holds a central role in Australian government, Joffre Balce and Shane Greenup will speak at this first meetup to

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