Welcome to the Collected Works of John Tomlinson

We hope you’ll find some things here that will interest and excite you.

There are social and economic analyses, some descriptions of social struggles, articles about unemployment, material about peace, a lot of articles about income security and Basic Income, fishing stories, recipes, a couple of plays, hundreds of poems, short stories and a young adult’s novel.

We regret to let you know that John died on April 6, 2019 after a short battle with lung cancer. He will be greatly missed. We will continue to maintain this site and hope to publish historical material as we come across it.

John lived all his life in Australia apart from brief overseas trips. He was an activist, an academic, a community worker and a writer. He was also a mad fisher for most of his life. Since the mid-1990s he has been a passionate advocate for replacing the existing income security system with a Basic Income. Prior to that he argued that the income security system needed to be underpinned by a guaranteed minimum income.