Articles by Eva Cox

Eva Cox is a well known public commentator, passionate in her advocacy for women’s rights and the alleviation of social injustice. Former program director of Social Inquiry at the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS), she is currently Adjunct Professor at Jumbunna Indigenous House of Learning at UTS. She delivered the ABC Boyer Lectures in 1995 on the theme A Truly Civil Society, followed up by her monograph, Leading Women, in 1996. For her extensive contributions, particularly concerning the advancement of women’s welfare, Cox was appointed Officer of the Order of Australia in 1995, named Humanist of the Year 1997, and featured on a postage stamp, as an Australian Legend in 2011.

Economy, Social Justice

Why A Universal Basic Income Can Address Historic, Gender And Material Inequities

Reclaiming social value, not just material pricing Arguments for a Universal Basic Income in Australia face particular local cultural, economic and social pitfalls. Unlike many other western style democracies, the Australian welfare system of payments is noncontributory (i.e. paid out of general tax revenue), and we have no tradition of public equity entitlements. [...]


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