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Australians support universal health care, so why not a universal basic income?

  • Written by Brian Howe, Professorial Associate in the Centre for Public Policy, University of Melbourne
Australians support universal health care, so why not a universal basic income?

In Australia, the idea of a universal basic income has floated in and out of our political arena for years, but remains only that, an idea.

The concept of a universal basic income has always been controversial. This notion - that the government should pay everyone a regular payment to meet their basic needs, despite their income - has been touted...



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