Study level

Master of Philosophy


QUT Business School

School of Accountancy

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Dr Bastian Breitmayer
Division / Faculty
Faculty of Business & Law
Dr Troy Yao
Senior Lecturer
Division / Faculty
Faculty of Business & Law


Given the expected loss of jobs due to increasingly innovative artificial intelligence and automation (Frey and Osborne, 2013), calls are being made for governments around the world to introduce a universal basic income. In Australia, the government already spends in excess of $158 billion in 2016-17 on social security and welfare (Klapdor and Arthur, n.d.) and forgoes revenue of around $40 billion to support the superannuation system (The Treasury,2018). The study will draw on the international evidence, including trials such as Finland's, to assess the feasibility of introducing universal basic income in Australia.


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