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Lessons from a basic income programme for Indigenous Australians

Altman, Jon; Klein, Elise


This article examines the importance of basic income in supporting development and economic security in remote Australian Indigenous communities. Specifically we draw on the case of the Community Development Employment Programme (CDEP) and examine its significant basic income features: it provided economic security, flexible definitions of work, community control and a means to establish community development initiatives. We find that CDEP suited the economic and cultural circumstances of...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2017
Type: Journal article
Source: Oxford Development Studies
DOI: 10.1080/13600818.2017.1329413


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