John worked in the Department of Social Security in 1964-65 and again in 1968-73.
His 1989 PhD thesis examined the political obstacles to the introduction of a guaranteed minimum income in Australia.
He was the Director of the Australian Capital Territory’s Council of Social Service from 1988-93.
He has lectured on income maintenance in all of Australia States and Territories and was a Senior Lecturer in Social Policy at Queensland University of Technology from 1993-2006.
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