Social Security Reform: Revisiting Henderson, Poverty and Basic Income

The 2018 Henderson conference will focus on how the social security system can more effectively respond to issues of poverty and inequality.

Over the course of two days, a variety of speakers will cover what key changes have taken place since the 1970s and the Henderson Poverty Inquiry - to the labour market, families and to the position of vulnerable groups - and will assess the effectiveness of how social security has responded. It will also canvas different options for reform, including proposals for some kind of a basic income in Australia.