Articles by Louise Tarrant

Louise Tarrant is a lifelong unionist having worked for many years as a representative of United Voice members—unionists working in low waged jobs in the cleaning, aged care, early childhood, security and hospitality sectors. Louise is currently participating in A24—a project spanning social movements that seeks to envision, expand a discussion about, and build the capacity to win, a just and sustainable future. She is also on the Board of the Climate Action Network and Greenpeace.

Goin’ where the weather suits my clothes

On the 9th December, 2016, the Green Institute published the paper Can Less Work be More Fair: a discussion paper on Universal Basic Income and Shorter Working Week. As part of this release Green Agenda will be republishing a number of essay from the paper.

The third paper we are publishing is from Louise Tarrant, “Goin’ where the weather suits my clothes.

How might a Universal Basic Income (UBI) and shorter working hours interact with challenges facing democracy, civil society and community engagement?

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