The introduction of a Universal Basic Income scheme would lift tens of thousands of Australians out of poverty and dramatically reduce economic inequality, according to a new study published by the Australian Basic Income Lab.
Such a move would also be popular with voters, with a survey conducted on behalf of Anglicare indicating 77% are in favour of such an initiative.
The experience of the combined effects of doubling the Jobseeker payment, and introducing JobKeeper last year, has provided a real life experiment in providing a basic guaranteed income to all citizens.
Produced By: Rob Osborne
Featured In Story: Kasey Chambers Executive Director of Anglicare, and Ben Spies- Butcher, Co Director of the Australian Basic Income Lab
First aired on The Wire, Tuesday 17 August 2021