Labour looks to 'limited trial' of universal basic income

Pattrick Smellie
Wed, 23 Mar 2016

By Pattrick Smellie March 23 (BusinessDesk) - The Labour Party is signalling major reform of the social welfare system that it founded, saying it will investigate "new models of income security for New Zealand, including considering a limited trial of a universal basic income." The policy commitment is one of "10 big ideas" outlined at the start of the party's two-day Future of Work conference in Auckland, which leader Andrew Little said was a contribution to "a worldwide debate about one of the biggest public policy challenges we face to...

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