Meet the people behind BIGA

Professor Greg Marston

Greg MarstonGreg Marston is Professor of Social Policy, School of Public Health and Social Work at QUT and the coordinator for the Australian BIGA website. Greg has a long standing interest in social policy and social justice, particularly in regard to income security, unemployment, social housing, refugee resettlement, comparative welfare states and critical theory. His most recent book, co-authored with Catherine McDonald and Lois Bryson is The Australian Welfare State: Who Benefits Now, published by Palgrave MacMillan (2013). His recent co-edited book (with Evelyn Brodkin) is Work and the Welfare State: Street-Level Organisations and Workfare Politics, Georgetown University Press (2013). Greg is also the Basic Income Earth Network (BIEN) representative in Australia.


Dr John Tomlinson

John TomlinsonThe driving force behind the initial development of the Australian BIGA website, Dr John Tomlinson is a recently retired QUT Senior Lecturer.

John Tomlinson has long campaigned for a Basic Income. He completed his Doctoral Thesis, entitled: Income Maintenance in Australia: The Income Guarantee Alternative in 1989 a, which was awarded by Murdoch University, Western Australia.

John Tomlinson’s research interests include income maintenance, Basic Income, unemployment, Indigenous struggle, social policy, refugees and critical theory building.

John Tomlinson is widely published, particularly on Basic Income. Publications include: Income Insecurity: The Basic Income Alternative , e-book (2001). BIGA is proud to advise that this E-book has been archived in perpetuity by the National Library of Australia.


Dr Jenni Mays

Jenni MaysAssisting in the development of the Australian BIGA website, Dr Jenni Mays is a QUT Lecturer.

Jenni’s research interests include social policy, disability theory, income maintenance, Basic Income, critical theory research paradigms and issues of violence against women with disabilities (disability and feminist studies).


Contact BIGA

Phone: 07 3138 4612
From overseas: + 61 7 3138 4612
Fax: 07 3138 0296
From overseas: + 61 7 3138 0296

Email: or directly contact BIGA’s web site administrator Greg Marston.