Social Security Reform: Revisiting Henderson, Poverty and Basic Income

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Copland Theater
The Spot Building
198 Berkeley Street
The University of Melbourne
VIC 3010


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Caitlin Hindmarsh

T: +61 3 9035 8135

  • 2018 Henderson Conference

The 2018 Henderson conference, in partnership with the Brotherhood of St Laurence, 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.

Date:  Thursday 15 – Friday 16 February 2018
Venue: University of Melbourne, The Spot Building, 198 Berkeley Street, Carlton

A conference dinner will be held on the night of Thursday 15 February 2018 at Graduate House, 220 Leicester Street, Carlton. Tickets to this dinner are limited; purchase yours upon registering for the conference to secure your spot.

Program & Speakers

More than 20 experts will gather to discuss Australia’s social security system, how it has changed over time, and its effectiveness in responding to the challenges of poverty and inequality in Australia today. Download the conference program and read about the speakers here.

Registration Details

Registrations have now closed.

For queries, please contact Caitlin Hindmarsh (03) 9035 8135.