Take basic income and short working week seriously, Greens think-tank urges

Take basic income and short working week seriously, Greens think-tank urges

The Greens Institute said it remained agnostic on whether a universal basic income was right for Australia, but the conversation needed to be had. Photograph: Alamy The rise of contract and casual work means a shorter working week and universal basic income should become serious policy options, the Green Institute says.

The institute ’s report Can Less Work be More Fair ? said the loss of permanent full-time jobs in areas as diverse as cleaning services and academia was making work highly precarious and increasing the divide between those who were overworked and those who were underemployed.

Tim Hollo, the Green […]

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