Gill Caradoc-Davies in the Otago Daily Times

Monday, 14 April 2014

Urgent need to alter NZ's wealth

Gill Caradoc-Davies makes the case for a Universal Basic Income and criticises the way the term ''child poverty'' is used.

Words are powerful. The right choice of words can set the context for the desired emotional response in the targeted audience.

May 15, 2020

“BINZ is disappointed that in the 2020 Budget there were no obvious moves towards the introducing a Basic Income for all New Zealanders” says Iain Middleton, spokesperson for BINZ. “Although there are signs of wellbeing initiatives to come with funds for the needs of the disabled.”

Minister of Finance, Grant Robertson, recalled Peter Fraser, who, along with Michael Savage, was involved in the passing of t...

June 15, 2019

What is our next step? Basic Income and how it is perceived in the WEAG Report and the 2019 Budget BINZ – Rotorua Saturday 15 June 2019

Sue Bradford

Kia ora koutou, Ngā mihi nui ki ngā iwi koutou katoa o tēnei hui, o tēnei kaupapa.

First of all, I’d just like to say thanks so much to Te Rangikaheke, to Merepeka, to Gaylene and to all the others who have done so much to pull this together. I’d also like to...

March 24, 2019

The equitable sharing of resources has always been a strong determinant for the viability and success of a society. 150,000 years ago members of Homo sapiens were much the same as modern humans. Living in tribes, equitable sharing of meat from the hunt was essential for the tribe’s survival. In our modern world there are still nomadic hunter-gatherer tribes that probably live as our late-Pleistocene ance...

November 18, 2018

The Precariat Facebook Page posts recent writing by Guy Standing who is a cofounder of BIEN, Basic Income Earth Network. In two recent articles Guy elucidates three different aspects of Basic Income-a new distribution system, a new understanding of the distinctions between labour and work and equal basic security.

The first article is Basic Income: A progressive road out of austerity (18 September 2018) -...

August 8, 2018

This paper is an investigation of the human rights of beneficiaries against those of wage and salary earners and highlights some major differences.
It was prompted by the realisation that the income (transfer) to beneficiaries was not given in kind as a wage or salary and that privacy and freedom to act were diminished by payment inhibitions and penalties on personal decisions related to disburs...

November 1, 2017

Our two islands of Aotearoa New Zealand are far away in the South Pacific. With a flight time of 26 hours, not counting stopovers, to reach Europe, we think carefully and with excitement about travel plans. Visitors from afar are warmly welcomed as travelling ourselves is not always possible and news of Guy’s August visit was welcomed and greatly anticipated.

Guy’s flight to NZ was not without incident as...

August 11, 2017

Click link to register online

For this event on

31 August, 2017

In Auckland

Featuring speakers Professor Guy Standing, Keith Rankin, Dr. Sue Bradford

And the University of Auckland Debating Society who will debate the proposition that 'A Universal Basic Income is better than a system of conditional benefits for New Zealand'.

76 Epsom Ave

Epsom Campus

Lecture Room J1

- J Block

May 21, 2017

The final chapter in this new book by Guy Standing is titled The Political Challenge: How to get there from here.

Standing’s writing often has literary allusions and with this final chapter title I think of Tolkien’s ‘The Hobbit' or 'There and Back Again.’ The connection between Basic Income and the wonderful Middle-earth fantasy is that both are grand adventures to achieve a better world.

The first paragr...

August 29, 2016

The annual International Basic Income Week is coming up (19th-25th of September). In the build-up, and during the week, Basic Income New Zealand will be conducting a roadshow to promote Universal Basic Income.

New diary entries will be posted here as the roadshow progresses. Just click on the 'Read More' button below. A schedule (which will be updated) is posted on the...

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