- The Recent Grad's Guide to Surviving Layoffs (2013)
- The Basic Solution to Unemployment (PDF, 139KB). John Tomlinson
published in the Australian Journal of Social Issues 2001 Vol. 36, No.3 pp.237-248.
- Unemployment (PDF, 70KB)A search for a solution
A discussion paper prepared by Allan McDonald, June 1999.
- Briggs, Asa. (2000). The Welfare State in Historical Perspective (PDF, 943KB) in Goodin, Robert E. and Mitchell, Deborah, The foundations of the
welfare state volume III, Cheltenham, Glos: Edward Elgar Publishing Inc, pp.221-258.
Library Note: Chapter 1 This portion is part of a larger pager range: Pp 109 - 118; 221 - 258 and 459 - 462
- Does Receiving a Breach Penalty from Centrelink Coerce Unemployed People to Comply with the Government’s Wishes? (PDF, 97KB)
Simon Schooneveldt and John Tomlinson Refereed Paper presented at The 4th Path to Full Employment Conference and the 9th National Conference on Unemployment. 4-6 December 2002 CofFEE Centre of Full Employment and Equity. The University of Newcastle, NSW, Australia
- On ONLINE Opinion: Disability on Howard's 'Animal Farm' (PDF File) by John Tomlinson Posted Thursday May 26th 2005:
On the Deconstruction and Reconstruction of the Australian Welfare State
- Don’t get Despondent about Dependency (PDF, 29KB)
Green Left 28/3/2001 p.10
- One Basic Way to mitigate the effects of Unemployment (PDF, 76KB) John Tomlinson.
7th National Conference on Unemployment, University of Western Sydney December 2000.
Because most people excluded from the labour market for lengthy periods have few other ways of obtaining income, the structure and style of implementing the system of income support substantially determines the standard of living and degree of security experienced by low income earners. Governments throughout the English speaking western world have imposed means testing, targeted benefits, activity testing and 'mutual obligation' regimes to discourage those without paid work from becoming 'dependent' on the State. These governments are determined to limit the amount of income support so as discourage people remaining on benefits. Ministers often claim they are determined to encourage people to find alternative to ‘living on welfare’ in order to prevent ‘dependency’ (Newman 1999). The Australian Government has worked hard to try and ensure there is a financial benefit obtained by people being employed compared with receiving unemployment benefits. These features constitute the less eligibility principle.
- Castles, F. (2001). A farewell to the Australian welfare state (PDF, 101KB) Eureka Street, 11 (1), 29-31.
- Castles, F. (1994). The wage earners welfare state revisited (PDF, 572KB) Australian Journal of Social Issues, 29 (2), 120-145.
- Mathews, John. (1986) Rethinking the safety net (PDF, 231KB) Australian Society: a magazine of social issues, (November), 19-21. On Income and work.
- Young people and old struggles (PDF, 85KB). A keynote paper given at the bi-annual Queensland State Youth Affairs Conference, Mackay, April 2003. John Tomlinson
- Financial transitional labour markets: Factoring in unpaid work - do we need a Universal Basic Income? (PDF, 412KB) Willis, Judith S (2005). This independently reviewed paper is part of a collection of papers that were presented and discussed at the Centre for Public Policy Transitions and Risk: New Directions in Social Policy conference (February, 2005). Information about this conference – or to access to other papers from this event, please visit the the conference website
- Mays, Jennifer (2005) Employment and Disability: Some emerging questions (PDF, 111KB) A paper presented at the December 2005 Unemployment Conference CofFEE, University of Newcastle NSW