Basic Income (UBI) and the Regenerative Economy

Date: Thursday, May 20, 2021

Time: 12-1:30pm AEST

Location: Online (via Zoom)

webinars 2021

Join NENA's UBI Hub for a discussion about implementing a basic income plan in Australia

WEBINAR OVERVIEW

The webinar will involve three short presentations followed by a Q&A session

Following the long period of disruption caused by the pandemic, the idea of a regenerative economy means different things to different people. While some look for a return to “normal", or business as usual, this panel is concerned with how Basic Income may form one of the fundamentals of an economy that is regenerative in a larger ecological sense.

How can basic income help to transform the future of work and alter the way we do business?

How have public attitudes to Basic Income changed during the past 18 months, especially since the Biden administration is bringing a very different sense of priorities to economic policy in the US?

What are the key policy challenges we face in trying to implement a basic income plan in Australia?

SPEAKER BIOS

Jane Goodall

Jane Goodall is an Emeritus Professor with the Writing and Society Research Centre at Western Sydney University. She has a diverse track record as a writer and commentator on the history and politics of cultural change. She writes regularly for Inside Story.

Josh McGee

Josh McGee is the founder and convenor of Basic Income Australia. The group has been running for four years and hosts monthly Basic Income discussion and action meetings.

He is currently studying a double degree of Robotics Engineering and Computer Science and has an interest in using automation to meet people's needs.

Loriana Luccioni

Loriana Luccioni is a PhD student at The University of Queensland. She is close to completing her dissertation on the cultural feasibility for the implementation of a Universal Basic Income in Australia. This study findings and conclusions will be the topic of her presentation. She completed degrees in Psychology, Sociology, and a Master in European and Comparative Social Policy at the LSE, where her dissertation on Discourse and the construction of Human Needs in Social Policies, was awarded the 2013 Titmuss Prize. Following a brief collaboration as independent researcher with the Policy Innovation Hub at Griffith University, she has been involved in UBI activism and advocacy in Australia since 2017.