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From Basic Income to Poor Law and Back Again – Part 2: Whither the Welfare State?

In the first part of this series, we followed the introduction and abolition of the first ‘Basic Income’ scheme, the Speenhamland system in the United… Read More ›

A Fair Slice for Developing Countries: Some Policy Recommendations

At the time of writing, more than 100 countries are participating as Associates in the Inclusive Framework on Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS). More… Read More ›

Does Child Support Reduce Lone Mother Poverty? Findings from an Australian Longitudinal Study

Lone mother poverty is a critical issue in Australia and elsewhere. One in five Australian families are headed by lone parents, and of these, most… Read More ›

From Basic Income to Poor Law and Back Again: Part 1

This three-part series explores the genesis of the idea of a ‘basic income’, how this evolved into a more broadly-based strategy for social improvement, the… Read More ›

Rethinking Finance: Why Australia Needs a New Portfolio Approach

Forty-one years ago this week the decision was taken to split the Department of Finance from the existing Treasury. Then-Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser and his… Read More ›