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Basic Income and Cultural Participation for Remote-Living Indigenous Australians

Altman, Jon; Markham, Francis


In much of remote Australia where a sizable minority of Indigenous people live, labour markets are able to employ only a small fraction of the working-age Indigenous population, a legacy of Australia’s settler-colonial past and present. In this chapter, we do two things. First, we describe the former Community Development Employment Projects (CDEP) scheme as a basic-income-like programme. Using survey data from 2002–2003 to 2014–2015, we examine the impact of the abolition of the CDEP as a...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2019-05-24
Type: Book chapter
Book Title: Implementing a Basic Income in Australia: Pathways Forward
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-14378-7_5
Access Rights: Open Access


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