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Ten year overview highlighting key activities of the the Universal Income Trust and its processes

A Ten year overview of key ongoing activities and processes of the Universal Income Trusts is downloadable here in PDF format. This document highlights the diversity, spread, and extent or our ongoing activities across Aotearoa and abroad. Though it is only a summary document it is still quite extensive; the activities are far too numerous and cumbersome to adequately list here on the website. The cited distribution venues across the country for both formal and non-formal education are ongoing as well. We will attempt to post highlighted updates of these activities here in pdf's as time permits.

Download here

 

 

July 2016 - June 2017

Universal Income: New National Public Educational Displays Schedule Updates;
Also Includes, Annual Report on Distribution Highlights of Ordered and Booked Resources for Major Educational Institutions from around the Country

Current Display bookings for the cited time period of the new National Universal Income Education Display(s) for 2017. This now includes an electronic display.  Check schedule for exact dates, times for locations in your area.

This document contains the Universal Income National educational display venues schedule. It also includes an Annual report of orders and bookings of other resources from major education venues from around the country 2015-2016. Cited areas include venues from the South and North Islands: available for download.

Download here

 

 

January 2017 - November 2017

Universal Income: New National Public Educational Displays Schedule;
Also Includes, Distribution Highlights of other Educational Resources to Formal and Non-formal education institutions around the Country

Current Display bookings for the cited time period of the new National Universal Income Education Display(s) for 2017. This now includes an electronic display. Check schedule for exact dates, times for locations in your area.

This document contains the Universal Income National educational display venues schedule. It also includes a report of orders from formal and non-formal education venues for other types of resources during 2017 thus far. Cited areas include venues from the South and North Islands: available for download.

Download here

Read document for further schedules. You too can book this, and other displays for free in your region/institution: contact us for more information

 

January 2016 - March 2017

Universal Income: New National Public Educational Displays Schedule;
Also Includes, Distribution Highlights of other Educational Resources to Formal and Non-formal education institutions around the Country

Current Display bookings for the cited time period of the new National Universal Income Education Display(s) for 2017. This now includes an electronic display. Check schedule for exact dates, times for locations in your area.

This document contains the Universal Income National educational display venues schedule. It also includes a report of orders from formal and non-formal education venues for other types of resources during 2016. Cited areas include venues from the South and North Islands: available for download.

Download here

Read document for further schedules. You too can book this, and other displays for free in your region/institution: contact us for more information

 

January 2016 - February 2017

Universal Income: New National Public Educational Displays Schedule;
Also Includes, Distribution Highlights of other Educational Resources to Formal and Non-formal education institutions around the Country

Current Display bookings for the cited time period of the new National Universal Income Education Display(s) for 2016. This now includes an electronic display. It had opened last year in Nelson City [Elma Turner library], 8 February, 2015.  Check schedule for exact dates, times for locations in your area.

This document contains the Universal Income National educational display venues schedule. It also includes a report of orders from formal and non-formal education venues for other types of resources during 2015. Cited areas include venues from the South and North Islands: available for download.

Download here

Read document for further schedules. You too can book this, and other displays for free in your region/institution: contact us for more information



July 2015 - February 2017

Universal Income: New National Public Educational Displays Schedule Updates;
Also Includes, Annual Report on Distribution Highlights of Ordered and Booked Resources for Major Educational Institutions from around the Country

Current Display bookings for the cited time period of the new National Universal Income Education Display(s) for 2016. This now includes an electronic display. It has opened  this year in Nelson City [Elma Turner library], 8 February, 2015.  Check schedule for exact dates, times for locations in your area.

This document contains the Universal Income National educational display venues schedule. It also includes an Annual report of orders and bookings of other reources from major education venues from around the country 2015-2016. Cited areas include venues from the South and North Islands: available for download.

 

Download here

 

 

January 2015 - JULY 2016

Universal Income: New National Public Educational Displays Schedule;
Also Includes, Distribution Highlights of other Educational Resources around the Country

Current Display bookings for the cited time period of the new National Universal Income Education Display(s) for 2016. This now includes an electronic display. It had opened last year in Nelson City [Elma Turner library], 8 February, 2015.  Check schedule for exact dates, times for locations in your area.

This document contains the Universal Income National educational display venues schedule. It also includes a report of orders from formal and non-formal education venues for other types of resources during 2015. Cited areas include venues from the South and North Islands: available for download.

Download here


Read document for further schedules. You too can book this, and other displays for free in your region/institution: contact us for more information

 

 

January 2015 - February 2016

Universal Income: New National Public Educational Displays Schedule;
Also Includes, Distribution Highlights of other Educational Resources around the Country

Current Display bookings for the cited time period of the new National Universal Income Education Display(s) for 2015. This now includes an electronic display. It has opened this year in Nelson City [Elma Turner library], 8 February, 2015.  Check schedule for exact dates, times for locations in your area.

This document contains the Universal Income National educational display venues schedule. It also includes distribution highlights of other educational resources around the country thus far. Cited areas include venues from the South and North Islands: available for download.

Download here


Read document for further schedules. You too can book this, and other displays for free in your region/institution: contact us for more information

 

 

January 2015 - September 2015

Universal Income: New National Public Educational Displays Schedule;
Also Includes, Distribution Highlights of other Educational Resources around the Country

Current Display bookings for the cited time period of the new National Universal Income Education Display(s) for 2015. This now includes an electronic display. It has opened this year in Nelson City [Elma Turner library], 8 February, 2015.  Check schedule for exact dates, times for locations in your area.

This document contains the Universal Income National educational display venues schedule. It also includes distribution highlights of other educational resources around the country thus far. Cited areas include venues from the South and North Islands: available for download.

Download here


Read document for further schedules. You too can book this, and other displays for free in your region/institution: contact us for more information

 

 

June 2014 -  September 2015

Universal Income: National Educational Displays Schedule
and Listings of Major National Institutions with Universal Income Trust Education Resources

Includes highlights from North and South Island venues. New Published Displays upcoming: Christchurch and Auckland. Check schedule for exact dates, times, and locations.

Universal Income National educational display venues schedule: check the displays for your region. The document also includes highlights of major institutions and resources ordered by them for the public. Cited areas include venues from the South and North Islands: available for download.

Download here

See the new updated and expanded roaming World of Universal Income displays with new electronic display: opening this year in Nelson City [Elma Turner library], 8 February, 2015.. Read document for further schedules. You too can book this, and other displays for free in your region/institution: contact us for more information


[If you would like to help stock/restock resources in your area(s), or distribute to other venues that you are aware of, please contact the Universal Income Trust for resources]

 

 

May 2015

World of Universal Income animated presentation files for free download

World of Universal Income PowerPoint Presentation files for download on the Resource Page here

Included is a PDF of the Presentation for those who do not have the facilities to view it or wish to view it un-animated. Down load it here

 

 

December 2014 - May 2015

Universal Income: New National Public Educational Displays Schedule;
Also Includes, Distribution Highlights of other Educational Resources around the Country

Current Display bookings for the cited time period of the New National Universal Income Education displays for 2014-2015. It has opened this year in the Far-north, and thus far includes  Gisborne, Manawatu, Tasman, and Marlborough Districts; along with Auckland (Super City), Palmerston North, Wellington , and Nelson Cities. Check schedule for exact dates, times for locations in your area.

This document contains the Universal Income National educational display venues schedule. It also includes distribution highlights of other educational resources around the country thus far. Cited areas include venues from the South and North Islands: available for download.

Download here

See the new updated and expanded roaming World of Universal Income displays: opening this year in nelson city [ElmA turner library], 8 February, 2015.
Read document for further schedules. You too can book this, and other displays for free in your region/institution: contact us for more information

 

 

June 2014 - February 2015

Universal Income: New National Public Educational Displays Schedule;
Also Includes, Distribution Highlights of other Educational Resources around the Country

Current Display bookings for the cited time period of the New National Universal Income Education displays for 2014. It has opened this year in the Far-north, and thus far includes Gisborne, Manawatu, Tasman, and Marlborough Districts, Palmerston North, Wellington , and Nelson Cities. Check schedule for exact dates, times for locations in your area.

This document contains the Universal Income National educational display venues schedule. It also includes distribution highlights of other educational resources around the country thus far. Cited areas include venues from the South and North Islands: available for download.

Download here

See the new updated and expanded roaming World of Universal Income displays: opening this year in the Far-North District [Kaitaia Library],
6 January, 2014
. Read document for further schedules. You too can book this, and other displays for free in your region/institution: contact us for more information


[If you would like to help stock/restock free education resources for your organisation, area(s), or distribute to other venues that you are aware of, please contact the Universal Income Trust for resources]

 

 

January 2014 - November 2014

Universal Income: New National Public Educational Displays Schedule;
Also Includes, Distribution Highlights of other Educational Resources around the Country

Current Display bookings for the cited time period of the New National Universal Income Education displays for 2014. It has opened this year in the Far-north, and thus far includes Gisborne, Manawatu and Tasman Districts along with Palmerston North City. Check schedule for exact dates, times, and locations for your area.

This document contains the Universal Income National educational display venues schedule. It also includes distribution highlights of other educational resources around the country thus far. Cited areas include venues from the South and North Islands: available for download.

Download here

See the new updated and expanded roaming World of Universal Income displays: opening this year in the Far-North District [Kaitaia Library],
6 January, 2014
. Read document for further schedules. You too can book this, and other displays for free in your region/institution: contact us for more information


[If you would like to help stock/restock free education resources for your organisation, area(s), or distribute to other venues that you are aware of, please contact the Universal Income Trust for resources]

 

 

October 2013 - November 2014

Universal Income: National Educational Roaming Vertical Displays Schedule
and Listings of Major Institutions with Universal Income Trust Education Resources

Includes highlights from North and South Island Venues. New Published Displays upcoming: Dunedin, Far-north, and Gisborne Districts. Check schedule for exact dates, times, and locations.

Universal Income National educational display venues schedule: check the displays for your region. The document also includes highlights of major institutions and resources ordered by them for the public. Cited areas include venues from the South and North Islands: available for download.

Download here

See the new updated and expanded roaming World of Universal Income displays: opening this year in the Far-North District [Kaitaia Library],
6 January, 2014
. Read document for further schedules. You too can book this, and other displays for free in your region/institution: contact us for more information


[If you would like to help stock/restock resources in your area(s), or distribute to other venues that you are aware of, please contact the Universal Income Trust for resources]

 

 

October 2012 - March 2014

Universal Income: National Educational Roaming Vertical Displays Schedule
and Listings of Major Institutions with Universal Income Trust Education Resources

Includes highlights from North and South Island Venues. New Published Displays upcoming: Dunedin, Far-north, and Gisborne Districts. Check schedule for exact dates, times, and locations.

Universal Income National educational display venues schedule: check the displays for your region. The document also includes highlights of major institutions and resources ordered by them for the public. Cited areas include the South and North Islands: available for download.

Download here

See the new updated and expanded roaming World of Universal Income displays: opening in Dunedin 28, October, 2013. Read document for further schedules. You too can book this, and other displays for free in your region/institution: contact us for more information


[If you would like to help stock/restock resources in your area(s), or distribute to other venues that you are aware of, please contact the Universal Income Trust for resources]

 

 

August - October 2013

Educational Theme-based Vertical Display schedule: August - October 2013

Includes: North Island Venues of Hastings District; and South Island Venues of Nelson/Tasman Districts

Universal Income: Resource Venues and Educational Display highlights for cited areas in the South and North Islands available for download.


[If you would like to help stock/restock resources in your area(s), or distribute to other venues that you are aware of, please contact the Universal Income Trust for resources]

Download here

[Please see the Ten year overview highlighting key activities of the the Universal Income Trust and its processes  for ongoing distributions and activities above. This document along with others cited below, provides an updated addendum of additional highlights to be added to the ongoing work cited in that document.]

 

 

March 2013 - June 2013

Resource Distribution Venues and Educational Displays: Update Highlights

Includes South Island Venues: Kaikoura, Wider Christchurch (and Environs) 

Universal Income: Resource Venues and Educational Display highlights for cited areas in the South island available for download.

Stocked March 2013 - June 2013 to cover the cited venue's general supply needs for the next four months:
to June 2013

[If you would like to help restock in your area, or distribute to other venues that you are aware of, please contact the Universal Income Trust for resources]

Download here

[Please see the Ten year overview highlighting key activities of the the Universal Income Trust and its processes  for ongoing distributions and activities above. This document along with others cited below, provides an updated addendum of additional highlights to be added to the ongoing work cited in that document.]

 

 

February 2013 - May 2013

Resource Distribution Venues and Educational Displays: Update Highlights

Includes Top of the South Island venues: Nelson and Tasman Districts

Universal Income: Resource Venues and Educational Display highlights for cited areas in the Top of the South island available for download.

Stocked February 2013 - May 2013 to cover the cited venue's general supply needs for the next three months:
to May 2013

[If you would like to help restock in your area, or distribute to other venues that you are aware of, please contact the Universal Income Trust for resources]

Download here

[Please see the Ten year overview highlighting key activities of the the Universal Income Trust and its processes  for ongoing distributions and activities above. This document along with others cited below, provides an updated addendum of additional highlights to be added to the ongoing work cited in that document.]

 

 

January 2013- April 2013

Resource Distribution Venues and Educational Displays: Update Highlights

Includes South Island venues: Christchurch and environs

Universal Income: Resource Venues and Educational Display highlights for cited areas in the South island available for download.

Stocked January 2013 - April 2013 to cover the cited venue's general supply needs for the next three months:
to January 2013

[If you would like to help restock in your area, or distribute to other venues that you are aware of, please contact the Universal Income Trust for resources]

Download here

[Please see the Ten year overview highlighting key activities of the the Universal Income Trust and its processes  for ongoing distributions and activities above. This document along with others cited below, provides an updated addendum of additional highlights to be added to the ongoing work cited in that document.]

 

 

October 2012-January 2013 

Resource Distribution Venues and Educational Displays: Update Highlights

Includes Top of the South Island venues: Nelson City, Tasman and Kaikoura Districts.

Universal Income: Resource Venues and Educational Display highlights for cited areas in the Top of the South island available for download.

Stocked October 2012 - November 2012 to cover the cited venue's general supply needs for the next three months:
to January 2013

[If you would like to help restock in your area, or distribute to other venues that you are aware of, please contact the Universal Income Trust for resources]

Download here

[Please see the Ten year overview highlighting key activities of the the Universal Income Trust and its processes  for ongoing distributions and activities above. This document along with others cited below, provides an updated addendum of additional highlights to be added to the ongoing work cited in that document.]

 

 

July-November 2012 

Resource Distribution Venues and Educational Displays: Update Highlights

Regional highlights: Nelson City venues

Universal Income: Resource Venues and Educational Display highlights for cited areas Nationally and in the Top of the South island available for download.

Stocked July - August 2012 to cover the cited venue's general supply needs for the next three months:
to November 2012

[If you would like to help restock in your area, or distribute to other venues that you are aware of, please contact the Universal Income Trust for resources]

Download here

[Please see the Ten year overview highlighting key activities of the the Universal Income Trust and its processes  for ongoing distributions and activities above. This document along with others cited below, provides an updated addendum of additional highlights to be added to the ongoing work cited in that document.]

 

 

April-September 2012 

Resource Distribution Venues and Educational Displays: Update Highlights

Includes Top of the South Island venues: Nelson City and Tasman District. Also National Distributions to Major Institutions

Universal Income: Resource Venues and Educational Display highlights for cited areas Nationally and in the Top of the South island available for download.

Stocked April - June 2012 to cover the cited venue's general supply needs for the next three months:
to September 2012

[If you would like to help restock in your area, or distribute to other venues that you are aware of, please contact the Universal Income Trust for resources]

Download here

[Please see the Ten year overview highlighting key activities of the the Universal Income Trust and its processes  for ongoing distributions and activities above. This document along with others cited below, provides an updated addendum of additional highlights to be added to the ongoing work cited in that document.]

 

 

May-August 2012 

Resource Distribution Venues and Educational Displays: Update Highlights

North Island including Hamilton, Manakau City, Porirua and Wellington City Centre

Universal Income: Resource Venues and Educational Display highlights for cited areas on the North island available for download.

Stocked April - May 2012 to cover the cited venue's general supply needs for the next three months:
to August 2012

[If you would like to help restock in your area, or distribute to other venues that you are aware of, please contact the Universal Income Trust for resources]

Download here

[Please see the Ten year overview highlighting key activities of the the Universal Income Trust and its processes  for ongoing distributions and activities above. This document along with others cited below, provides an updated addendum of additional highlights to be added to the ongoing work cited in that document.]

 

 

September 2008 - June 2012

More International Translations of Resources available

see Resource Page     

Volunteer translators have been steadily offering their invaluable services to translate UIT Resources. We now have resources translated into Arabic, Chinese, Cantonese (Chinese), French, German, Japanese, Korean, Slovakian, Tongan, and Spanish Languages. The Trust would like to thank the following people for making it possible to begin sharing these ideas and open them up for discussion, debate, modification and development throughout the diversity of the non-English speaking cultures:

 

bulletBlazova, Iveta; Aotearoa NZ--Slovakian Translator
bulletGeneral Brochure

 

bulletBonness, Ronja;  Aotearoa NZ-- German Translator
bulletGerman General Brochure

 

bulletGuettier, Elizabeth; Pornichet, France--French Translator
bulletEarly UUI Position Paper that was used as a guideline for the development of UIT.

 

bulletIshikawa, Yuka;  Japan--Japanese Translator
bulletGeneral Brochure and UIT Background paper

 

bulletLatreche, Nessim; France--French Translator
bulletGeneral Brochure

 

bulletLee, Karin: Hong Kong--Cantonese (Chinese) Translator
bulletGeneral Brochure

 

bulletLi, Zhi; China--Chinese Translator
bulletBackground Information

 

bulletMahler, Doris;  Aotearoa NZ--German Translator
bulletEarly UUI Position Paper that was used as a guideline for the development of UIT.

 

bulletMauricio A. López Langenbach; Aotearoa NZ--Spanish Translator
bulletGeneral Brochure; Brochure 2--"Funding"; and Brochure 3--"More on funding"

 

bulletPang, Dongrui; Aotearoa NZ--Chinese Translator
bulletGeneral Brochure and Brochure 2--"Funding"

 

bulletSahib, Nada Abdul-Adheem; Aotearoa NZ—Arabic Translator
bulletGeneral Brochure

 

bulletTukia, Taina; Aotearoa NZ--Tongan Translator
bulletGeneral Brochure

 

 

bulletYang, Sookja; Jeju, Korea--Korean Translator  
bulletGeneral Brochure 

 

 

 

July 2011- April 2012 

Resource Distribution Venues and Educational Displays: Update Highlights

Top of the South Island

Universal Income: Resource Venues and Educational Display highlights for the Top of the South Island available for download.

Download here

 

[Please see the Ten year overview highlighting key activities of the the Universal Income Trust and its processes  for ongoing distributions and activities above. This document provides an updated addendum of additional highlights to be added to the ongoing work cited in that document.]

 

 

29 January 2012; 1-4 p.m. 

UI Presentation

Top of the South Island

Dharma Shed: Home of the Dharma Bums Club

Highway 63 to Wairau Valley, into Church Lane, over bridge, down hill, first gate on left.

Contact:

http://dharmashed.wordpress.com/contact/

email – lasfronteras@xtra.co.nz

 

Time: Sunday 1:00-400 p.m.
Date: Sunday, January 29, 2012

Presentation Title: The World of Universal Income: an historic participatory experience updating and traversing the unified issues of economic rights, human growth and development, sustainability, and the future of Aotearoa NZ across the diversity of cultures of our global community.

Universal Income Systems are those economic systems that are compliant with International Human and Economic Rights laws. They ensure that everyone in society will unconditionally have sufficient resources to care for themselves and their families such that they can effectively engage in the decision making and management issues that impinge on their stakeholder rights and/or interests to develop and maintain the society in which they most would like to live.

Take part in the discussions and issues. An enriching experience, you will take back far more than you can bring: informative challenging, positive, and surprising.

Free health, free education through tertiary levels, are available right now for less taxes than we pay for the discriminatory user-pay type systems that have been imposed on society without the requisite consultation, debate and research to justify them. The most successful and sustainable economic systems today with the highest incomes per person, the most free-time for people, the best education achievements, the most democratic, the least violent, and having the least poverty are those that are closest to a full universal income system grounded in economic rights laws. Learn how they work: past through to the present.

NZ has passed the requisite economic rights laws comprising UI Systems. They have been put into force, legislated into the appropriate statutes. So why don’t we have them now in practice? What do we need to know? Come join in and find out!


 

Presenter: Patrick Danahey 
 

 

October 2011 - December 2011

Resource Distribution and Educational Display Venues in Dunedin and Christchurch

South Island

Please see the Ten year overview highlighting key activities of the the Universal Income Trust and its processes  for ongoing distributions and activities towards the top of this page. This document highlights additional adjuncts to the ongoing work therein documented.

Download PDF here

 

 

January 2011 - February 2011

Resource Distribution and Educational Displays in Wellington: Highlights

North Island

Please see the Ten year overview highlighting key activities of the the Universal Income Trust and its processes  for ongoing distributions and activities towards the top of this page. This document highlights additional adjuncts to the ongoing work therein documented.

Download PDF here

 

 

June 2010 - December 2010

Resource Distribution and Educational Displays Highlights: Auckland Central and Southern Suburbs

North Island

Please see the Ten year overview highlighting key activities of the the Universal Income Trust and its processes  for ongoing distributions and activities towards the top of this page. This document highlights additional adjuncts to the ongoing work therein documented.

Download PDF here

 

 

June 2010 to November 2010

Universal Income Educational Vertical Displays: National Schedule Highlights

These are component-based nationally roving educational displays. They are modifiable in both content and space usage. Primarily, they are designed for Libraries key or central display boards which are frequently located close to the major flow of library traffic. They are  a little bit on the "arty" side in order to attract interest and bring people closer to the board to entice their interest enough to read the detailed information up close.

Please see the Ten year overview highlighting key activities of the the Universal Income Trust and its processes  for ongoing distributions and activities towards the top of this page. This document highlights additional adjuncts to the ongoing work therein documented.

Download pdf here

 

 

January 2009 - June 2010

Universal Income: Educational Resource Display Venue Updates. A summary of updates or highlights of educational brochure distributions to major Institutions around the country

Please see the Ten year overview highlighting key activities of the the Universal Income Trust and its processes  for ongoing distributions and activities towards the top of this page to which this is an update. This document highlights additional adjuncts to the ongoing work therein cited.

Download PDF here

 

 

November 2009 - December 2009

Universal Income Resource and Educational Display Venue Highlights: Auckland City Centre Including Central, Eastern and Western Suburbs

North Island

Please see the Ten year overview highlighting key activities of the the Universal Income Trust and its processes  for ongoing distributions and activities towards the top of this page. This document highlights additional adjuncts to the ongoing work therein documented.

Download PDF here

 

 

January 2009 to December 2009

Universal Income Educational Vertical Displays: National Schedule Highlights

These are component-based nationally roving educational displays. They are modifiable in both content and space usage. Primarily, they are designed for Libraries key or central display boards which are frequently located close to the major flow of library traffic. They are  a little bit on the "arty" side in order to attract interest and bring people closer to the board to entice their interest enough to read the detailed information up close.

Please see the Ten year overview highlighting key activities of the the Universal Income Trust and its processes  for ongoing distributions and activities towards the top of this page. This document highlights additional adjuncts to the ongoing work therein documented.

Download PDF here

 

 

June 2008 onwards into 2009

National Display Schedule: on Theme Universal Income for a Sustainable Future

We thank all these places for offering to provide the space, facilities and staff to arrange the materials often in very constrained circumstances.

Dates and locations

bullet
29 May - 23 June 2008 ~ Takaka Memorial Library (new premises), Golden Bay
bullet
Month of June, extended to mid-July 2008 ~  New Brighton public library, Christchurch
bullet
14 July - 8 August 2008 ~ Shirley public library. Christchurch: also incorporating theme World of Universal Income 
bullet
Month of August 2008 ~ Linwood public library, Christchurch
bullet
Second week in September 2008 ~ in the street window of Christchurch Community House at 141 Hereford Street near High Street :  also incorporating theme World of Universal Income 
bullet
September/October 2008 ~ Onehunga library, Auckland 
bullet
October/November 2008 ~ Mangere Town Centre library, Auckland
bullet
October 2008 ~ Mangere East library, Auckland
bullet
October 2008 ~ Pakuranga library, Auckland: also incorporating theme World of Universal Income
bullet
January 2009 ~ Glen Innes library, Auckland 
bullet
second half February 2009 ~ Remuera library, Auckland 
bullet
more to be announced when dates are fixed

 

 

April-May 2008

Displays in Auckland 

The Trust's vertical display on the theme Universal Income for a Sustainable Future is being shown in the following public libraries:
Point Chevalier Community Library Waitakere Libraries (roving between various branch libraries).

This is a follow-up to the Trust's distribution of its educational resources on Universal Income in Auckland during the summer.

 

 

October - November 2007

University of Canterbury Libraries, Christchurch

"Universal Income for a Sustainable Future" series of displays roving between six libraries. 

 

 

Sunday, 25 March 2007

Nelson Multi-Ethnic Council Race Unity Day

Universal Income Trust information stall, 11am - 4pm, Victory Square Park, Nelson.

 

 

February 2007

Spanish Translation of General Brochure

There is a new Spanish translation of the General Brochure. See Resources page.

 

 

December 2006

Child Poverty Action Group 

CPAG welcomes legal precedent for advocacy in New Zealand

Non-government organisations now have the right to bring legal action on behalf of victims of discrimination. According to the Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) thousands of poor children in New Zealand face discrimination and are economically disadvantaged with the government's current In-Work Payment scheme.

"The government's In-Work Payment is worth $60 per week for our poorest families with 1-3 children. However those children whose parents cannot work a fixed number of hours or are on a benefit are not eligible for this money. CPAG says this is discrimination, on the basis of parental work status, and has filed a legal case challenging the In-Work Payment and its predecessor, the Child Tax Credit." 

To visit CPAG's website see the links page.

 

 

Sunday, 12 November, 2006; 1.30 pm

The World of Universal Income

Free presentation

Elma Turner Library Activities Room, Nelson

Discover:

bullet
all the people who have a universal income today...you'd be surprised!
bullet
the different types of systems, how they worked and how people lived

Research shows that:

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with a universal income right now we could reduce up to 50% of New Zealand's carbon emissions and oil consumption as well as eradicate poverty and the fear of poverty from our country
bullet
due to technological advances, around 50% of the population are working in non-wealth producing jobs -- it would be cheaper for society to pay them the same amount of income to stay home
bullet
people with enough money to live on, from an unconditional income, continue to work and contribute positively to society
bullet
cutting taxes lowers over 75% of the population's income in NZ
bullet
average NZ tax payers are paying more in taxes for their user pay tertiary education system than they did when it was free

Multimedia presentation by: Patrick Danahey, New Zealand Author, Consultant, Researcher, Educator, and Education Specialist for the Universal Income Trust

 

 

March--April 2006

Universal Income Show Broadcasts on [Radio] Fresh FM

It returns on air 20 March - 9 April, every Monday at 1.40 pm and Sunday at 9.10 pm 95.4 FM and 99.4 FM, picks up again in the new year at times/days to be announced later.

This show examines issues of Universal Income Systems as they relate to sustainability, democracy, violence, poverty, war, human growth and development, human and economic rights. It will explore the most recent research on these issues as part of a new Aotearoa NZ book promotion soon to be released in Nelson. It also integrates historical perspectives of Universal Income Systems with current national and world affairs.

Presented by: Universal Income Trust, uitrustnz@yahoo.co.nz , www.geocities.com/caeruit , 03 545 7273
Sponsors: Universal Income Trust, Club Fresh, c.e.r.e.s.

 

 

November--December 2005

Universal Income Show Broadcasts on [Radio] Fresh FM

 

It airs 7 November - 18 December, every Monday at 1.40 pm and Sunday at 9.10 pm 95.4 FM and 99.4 FM, picks up again in the new year at times/days to be announced later.

The show will be streamed for national and international audiences at times and dates to be specified later. Keep checking here for further developments and details. The show will also be recorded on CD for those who don't have access and or wish a high quality recording it.

This show examines issues of Universal Income Systems as they relate to sustainability, democracy, violence, poverty, war, human growth and development, human and economic rights. It will explore the most recent research on these issues as part of a new Aotearoa NZ book promotion soon to be released in Nelson. It also integrates historical perspectives of Universal Income Systems with current national and world affairs.

Presented by: Universal Income Trust, uitrustnz@yahoo.co.nz

 

 

Saturday 5, November 2005

Tribute to Rod Donald--Green Party Co-Leader--from Universal Income Trust
Kia ora

We are deeply shocked and saddened to hear of the sudden death of Rod Donald, whom our members had the honour of knowing personally. In addition to all the many other tributes, we would like to add our appreciation of his courageous contribution towards upholding economic rights as a vital aspect of any sustainable society and environment.  In the early days of the existence of our organisation as an educational charitable trust, he made a bold speech to Parliament on the Social Security Amendment Bill No. 5, 1998, saying:

"Where is the leadership from this Government at a time when we need vision;  at a time of recession when there should be innovative solutions to share the existing wealth more equitably; at a time when proposals like unconditional universal income should be looked at?"

Rod Donald was instrumental in promoting a Universal Income Proposal for the Green party's economic policy. His progressive thinking, social conscience, inner wisdom, kind and compassionate heart, will be sorely missed in New Zealand politics and by all those who had the fortunate pleasure to have known him.

All the members of the Universal Income Trust wish to send their love, respect, and deepest condolences to his family; considering the sorrow and loss we feel, it is almost impossible to imagine the sorrow they are going through.

 

His spirit lives on

 

Patrick Danahey 
Chairperson Universal lncome Trust
uitrustnz@xtra.co.nz

 

 

July--August 2005

Updated and extended some educational presentation displays on the economics page

This month we have updated and extended some educational presentation displays on the economics page. They include:

Who Really Pays?

UI Demo proposal

Income distribution

They are in two different formats; animated Powershow, and online static slide shows in html.

 

 

July 15-18, 2005

Universal Income presentation at Kotahitanga (The Power of One)

Aotearoa Tertiary Students Association (ATSA) Te Hui Tauira, Waikawa Marae, Picton; 15-18 July 2005; Te Roopu Tautoko; hosted by Student Association of the Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology Incorporated (SANITI).

Convenor of Workshop--Huia Mikaere

Presenter--Patrick Danahey

 

 

August 20-21, 2005

Ecofest Expo – 20th – 21st August 2005

Saturday, 20th August from 10.00 am – 5.00 pm and
Sunday, 21st August from 10.00 am – 4.00 pm.

Presentation on Universal Income Systems as well as ongoing Universal Income Trust Display table.

 

 

March--April 2005

Increase in active Public Support: Thank you to those we know and all those who we may never get to meet, without whose efforts this will never happen

Since the beginning of 2005, there has been a marked increase in the numbers of people offering to help promote and distribute resources throughout the country. Most recently, the emphasis has come from the tertiary education sector of society: specifically the students.

As such, the Universal Income Trust would like to thank all the members of the Student Associations including those of the NZUSA (New Zealand University Student Association) and ATSA (Aotearoa Tertiary Student Association) who have offered their help in the promotion and distribution of resources throughout Aotearoa New Zealand's tertiary education institutions. The following is a synopsis of those institutions carrying some of our resources:

Affiliated to NZUSA (New Zealand University Student Associations)
bulletOtago Polytechnic Students' Association  ~ the president has also passed our material on to NZUSA head office ~ over 18 student associations are affiliated to this national body including all the universities which are in the process of incorporating all the main teacher training colleges as faculties of education
bulletWellington Institute of Technology Students Association
bulletWaikato Students' Union (University of Waikato)
bulletVictoria University of Wellington Students' Association (4 locations)
bulletStudents Association of the Waikato Institute of Technology (3 locations)
bulletEpsom Tai Tokerau Students Association Inc. (University of Auckland Faculty of Education) (4 locations)
All the member associations of ATSA (Aotearoa Tertiary Student Associations)
bulletStudent Association of Nelson-Marlborough Institute of Technology Inc. (Nelson, Richmond, Blenheim and many other smaller campuses) ~ the president is also the vice-president of ATSA and  is promoting our material throughout the organisation 
bulletTe Roopu Tauira o Te Whare Wananga o Awanuiarangi (Whakatane)
bulletTairawhiti Polytechnic Students Association (Gisborne)
bulletAssociation of Students at Universal College of Learning (Palmerston North, Gisborne, Levin, Masterton)
bulletMassey at Wellington Students Association (Wellington)
bulletEastern Institute of Technology Students Association (Napier)
bulletTai Poutini Polytechnic Students Association (Greymouth)
bulletWaiariki Institute of Technology Students Association  (Rotorua)
bulletStudents Association Wanganui Universal College of Learning (Wanganui)

 

 

January 2005

Library Displays

1) Libraries from around the country have been continuing to display and distribute the latest Universal Income Trust Brochures. Some of the key libraries--including their subsidiaries (the amount of which, are indicated by the numbers in parenthesis)--include the following:

North Island (105+libraries);  

Wellington (12), Kapiti Coast (3), Levin/Horowhenua (3), Palmerston North (1), South Taranaki (7), New Plymouth (number of libraries unknown), Hamilton (6), Manukau City (14), Auckland City (17), Whangerei (3), Far North (6), Thames (1), Rotorua (1), Whakatane (3), Gisborne (12), Napier (2), Hastings (3), Masterton (1), Lower Hutt (8). 

South Island (63 libraries); 

Nelson (3), Tasman including Golden Bay (5), Buller (7), Greymouth (2), Hokitika (1), Queenstown Lakes and Central Otago (12), Invercargill (2), Dunedin (5), Oamaru (2), Timaru (1), Ashburton (1), Christchurch, Rangiora/Waimakariri (3), Kaikoura (1), Marlborough (4).

  
 
2) There ahave also been roving UIT displays moving around the country. they have been in the following places:
 
Public libraries in Blenheim, Picton, Rai Valley, Stoke, Richmond, Motueka, Westport,
Blackball Hilton in Blackball near Greymouth, Whangerei, and Gisborne (current)
 
[please contact us if you would like to borrow it to put up in your locality] 

 

 

December 2004

New link to Senator Suplicy's speech on The Approval of the Citizen’s Basic Income Bill in Brazil. 

This speech was presented to the Centre for Brazilian Studies, University of Oxford, at the Conference on Overcoming Social Exclusion, Brazil Comparative Perspective, on June, 22,2004.
http://www1.senado.gov.br/eduardosuplicy/Ingles/palestraoxford.htm

 

 

November/ December 2004

Library Displays

Libraries from around the country have offered to display and distribute the latest Universal Income Trust Brochures. Some of the main libraries--which are distributing to their subsidiaries as well--include the following:

 North Island;  Auckland, Manakau City, New Plymouth, Napier, Hastings, Wellington, and Hamilton 

South Island; Blenheim, Buller, Christchurch, Dunedin, Havelock, Hokitika, Greymouth, Kaikoura, Karamea, Motueka, Murchison, Nelson, Picton, Rai Valley, Reefton, Richmond, Runanga, Stoke, Tapawera, Westland, Westport.  

There are also some displays that have been roving around the country; beginning in the Top of The South Island they include:

Black Ball, Blenheim, Motueka, Picton, Richmond, Rai Valley, Stoke, and Westport.

If you would like to help distribute resources and displays in your area, Please contact us.

Updated links page

 

 

October 2004

Radio interview with Patrick Danahey recorded at the Social Forum Aotearoa

Added radio interview with Patrick Danahey recorded at the Social Forum Aotearoa on the Resource Page

 

 

September 2004

Presentation paper for Forum Barcelona

Conference paper entitled Education and the democratic sovereignty of the people: a human rights approach towards   introducing and entrenching the full integration and implementation of a universal income beyond the duration of elected governments : resource page

September 2004 ~ this paper from UIT was selected as Aotearoa (New Zealand's) contribution to  the Forum Barcelona 2004 Dialogue on Human Rights, Emerging Needs and New Commitments which was  hosted  within th framework the 10th Congress of the Basic Income European Network's The Right to a Basic Income: Egalitarian Democracy 2004 at the International Convention Centre, Barcelona, 18-21 September 2004:

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"The purpose of this Dialogue was  to analyse the current status and force of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in the 21st century. The aim  was to work towards the creation and adoption of a new Universal Declaration of Emerging Human Rights by civil society, with the idea of encouraging the values of freedom, equality, pluralism, solidarity, and the institutional principles of democracy. This should lead to the reinforcement of the statute of citizenship, the establishment of the social agenda of the New Millennium and, in addition, the review of the current international system of guarantees of basic rights."
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Forum Barcelona 2004: The Universal Forum of Cultureswas a five month project extending from May 9 to September 26, 2004 and was  co-organized by the Barcelona City Council, the Catalan autonomous Government and the Spanish Government, with the unanimous support of UNESCO as the major partner. Three main themes define the forum; they were  Cultural Diversity, Sustainability, and Conditions for Peace.

 

At the Barcelona Conference BIEN changed its name from Basic Income European Network to Basic Income Earth Network. The name change will occur on BIEN's site in the near future.

 

 

June 2004

BIEN Barcelona Conference: paper by Patrick Danahey, Universal Income Trust has been accepted as apart of this year's conference in September

BIEN Barcelona Conference - a paper by Patrick Danahey, Universal Income Trust has been accepted as apart of this year's conference in September and will be available on CD from BIEN. See events page for more details on the Forum.

A new 2nd edition of "Universal Income for a Sustainable Future" should be available by the end of the month. It will be fully indexed, updated, and extensively expanded with additional information.

Added a link to:

A GUARANTEED ANNUAL INCOME? FROM MINCOME TO THE MILLENNIUM Derek Hum and Wayne Simpson. See Resource page

 

 

May 2004 Onward

Curriculum Online Project for NZ schools

Among various other ongoing channels, the Trust is currently involved in helping to integrate human/economic rights issues in NZ's school curriculum via the Ministry of Education's Curriculum Project Online for NZ schools. We are doing this as part of our responsibilities mandated in the International Bill of Human Rights with additional emphasis coming from the recent United Nations release of its Concluding Observations of the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights: [towards] New Zealand. 23/05/2003 . E/C.12/1/Add.88. 

 “36. The Committee encourages the State party to provide human rights education in schools at all levels and to raise awareness about human rights, in particular economic, social and cultural rights, among State officials and the judiciary.”

New brochures are available in Chinese, Japanese and Korean. There is a new Funding brochure. The old funding brochure has been updated and is still available under a different name called "More on Funding". See Resource page.

 

 

March/April 2004

National
Universal Income Interview on the "Under the Radar" show for Raglan Radio

Patrick Danahey, representing the Universal Income Trust, was interviewed on the "Under the Radar" show for Raglan Radio: www.raglanradio.com which played for Auckland and Hamilton audiences. See Resource page.

 

International

Canada

Not a full Universal Income but a move in the right direction.

CASH OVERTAKES COERCION IN QUEBEC WELFARE SYSTEM
        

By RHÉAL SÉGUIN, Globe and Mail
Saturday, April 3, 2004 - Page A9                
            

QUEBEC -- In what it calls a revolution in the way it deals with poverty, the Quebec government will start offering cash incentives rather than coercion to get welfare recipients into the work force.

The Liberal government's anti-poverty strategy unveiled yesterday ensures a minimum annual guaranteed income that will take effect April 1, 2005 -- fully indexed for those who are incapable of working, and indexed at 50 per cent for those who can but refuse to work.

It will also be fully indexed for welfare recipients who show a desire to reintegrate into the job market. In addition, they will receive a $150-a-month bonus -- instead of the current $130 a month -- for participating in job-training programs, including volunteer work.

"We have some real progressive measures that deal with the specific reality of Quebec," said Claude Béchard, Minister of Employment, Family and Social Solidarity. "It is a new kind of philosophy, a revolution in our social-security program."

The strategy could serve as a test case for other provinces and inspire the federal government to help finance a nationwide anti-poverty plan, Mr. Béchard said.

"This is the first anti-poverty plan in Canada," he said. "I talked with [federal Social Development Minister] Liza Frulla and she is very interested in this plan and maybe they [Ottawa] could offer some kind of help."

The anti-poverty plan will cost the Quebec government $2.5-billion over the next five years.

The impact of the new measures will vary considerably among recipients. For instance, a single person on welfare who now receives $6,893 a year will get $36 more a year in 2005. A single parent with two children who now receives $15,603 a year will get $1,186 more.

Coercive measures that require welfare recipients to either find work or face penalties will be abolished. Only those found guilty of fraud or who are required to reimburse the government for overpayments will be penalized.

Quebec will also increase its minimum wage from $7.30 to $7.45 an hour on May 1, and to $7.60 an hour one year later.

The province's anti-poverty coalition applauded the approach.

"It is unique, unlike anything else in Canada. It is an important step forward," said Vivian Labrie, the head of the coalition. "But there are still no assurances that people will have enough money to pay for all the essential services under this plan . . . There is just no way that persons earning $503 a month can cover all their bills."

See  http://www.globeandmail.com/servlet/ArticleNews/TPStory/LAC/20040403/WELFARE03/

TPNational/Canada for more information.

See also Indymedia Victoria

http://victoria.indymedia.org/news/2004/04/24415.php

 

 

January-February 2004

International

[From BIEN News Flash, 25 Jan 2003]
BRAZIL: CITIZEN'S INCOME SIGNED INTO LAW BY PRESIDENT LULA



This was a truly extraordinary event. Overlooking the world-famous Praça dos Tres Poderes designed by Oscar Niemeyer, the ceremonial room of the President's Palacio do Planalto was gradually filling with journalists, photographers, TV crews, ministers and other political dignitaries. Facing the swelling audience, four empty chairs. And behind them, a large wall covered by colourful smiling faces of all ages and races, alternating with an inscription in large letters: "RENDA BÁSICA. Cidadanía para todos" (Basic income. Citizenship for all").
An off voice announced the arrival of the President, and the crowd went quiet, as Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and his wife Marisa sat down. By their side, the Ministro da Casa Civil (Brazil's de facto Prime Minister) José Dirceu, and Federal Senator Eduardo Matarazzo Suplicy, Lula's only opponent in the Worker's Party's presidential primaries and author of the law proposal which the President was there to sign.
Summoned by the off voice, I rose to the pulpit to indicate briefly what I saw as the world-wide significance of the event. Next was Senator Suplicy's turn, visibly moved, who briefly retraced his long fight for the introduction of a guaranteed minimum income in Brazil, eloquently recited a poem, restated the key advantages of a universal citizen's income over means-tested schemes, thanked the various Workers' Party heavyweights who had helped the proposal through the critical stages, and ended in a way that did not exactly go unnoticed in the Brazilian press, by warmly hugging the president. After ceremonially signing the law, Lula paid homage to the determination of his old comrade, whom he described as the inexhaustible Don Quixote of minimum income, while warning that there was no magical solution to Brazil's problems and that the new law would only be introduced gradually.
Notwithstanding this presidential caution, this was definitely a "day of glory" for the very popular 62-year old Sao Paulo Senator, surrounded for the occasion by his 95-year old mother, his ex-wife and mayor of Sao Paulo Marta Suplicy, several other members of his family and many friends. A first culmination in his fight had been the unanimous adoption of his 1991 minimum income proposal by the federal Senate, never endorsed by the Chamber of Deputies. His more ambitious 2001 citizen's income proposal, instead, was approved with some amendments by the Senate in December 2002 and by the relevant commissions of the Chamber of Deputies in September and November 2003. The President had until January 2004 to either veto or sanction it. He chose the latter.

What will now happen? As initially formulated, the 2001 Suplicy proposal stipulates that, subject to it being endorsed by a national referendum in 2004, "an unconditional basic income, or citizenship income" will be introduced in 2005 for every Brazilian citizen or foreign resident for five years or more, that it will be of equal value for all, payable in monthly amounts and sufficient to cover "minimal expenses in food, housing, education and health care", "bearing in mind the country's level of development and budgetary possibilities". Two main amendments were made before unanimous approval by the senate: the idea of a referendum was dropped, on the ground that everyone would be in favour anyway, and a new article was added, stipulating that the basic citizenship income "will be realized in steps, at the discretion of the Executive, giving priority to the neediest layers of the population". It is with these two amendments that Suplicy's proposal was signed by Lula.
From the second amendment it follows, no doubt, that Brazil is bound to remain stuck for quite a while with a means-tested system. But this does not make the law meaningless. Firstly, the existence of the law makes progress easier towards a stronger integration of existing assistance schemes with one another, and towards a stronger integration of the social assistance system with both the social insurance system and the income tax system, as Brazil's federal government is henceforth legally entitled to take any number of further steps, in a financially responsible way, towards a full universal basic income.
Secondly, the long-term perspective firmly asserted in the new law should help face the powerful objections that will no doubt arise soon, as the federally funded means-tested system keeps getting more comprehensive and less stingy, and as individual and collective beneficiaries strategically adjust to its getting established. When over 50% of the active population works entirely in the informal sector, the income test needs to rely essentially on declarations of income earned by the beneficiaries. As the officials in charge of the existing income-tested Bolsa Familia system are well aware, there is no realistic way of seriously checking whether the declarations are correct. This generates a dilemma. Either one needs to be ready for major problems of arbitrariness in and resentment about local decisions of inclusion and exclusion, in particular of a clientelistic kind. Or one needs to devise more observable alternative proxies of income poverty, such as the number of light bulbs, the quality of the material used for the house or how well fed the children look, at the expense of discouraging systematically a diligent use of the modest resources poor households have.
A genuine citizen's income would get rid of theses problems in one swoop, while extending support to low-paid formal sector workers. Of course, progress towards a full-fledged basic income must be gradual - for example through turning the existing means-tested Bolsa familia and the existing income tax exemption for dependent children into a universal child benefit system that would also benefit the working families that are neither poor enough to be entitled to welfare payments (about EUR 50 per capita per month) nor rich enough to pay tax (about EUR 400 per month). Nonetheless, the objective unambiguously stated in the law offers the promise of tackling effectively the criticisms the existing means-tested schemes are bound to trigger without feeling compelled to roll them back.

To investigate the way in which the new law could influence the further development of existing programmes, Eduardo Suplicy and I had, on 7-9 January, in quick succession a long evening discussion with Jacques Wagner, Minister of Labour, and his staff; two long meetings with Antonio Palocci, Finance Minister, accompanied by two of his top cabinet advisors, and with Cristóvam Buarque, Education Minister and former Governor of the Federal District of Brasilia, where the Bolsa Escola programme was first introduced; a working lunch with Ana Fonseca, the President's Executive Secretary in charge of the new Bolsa Familia programme (which started integrating existing assistance programmes), accompanied by her staff and by Marta Suplicy, mayor of the city (Sao Paulo) in which the largest municipal assistance programme is operating; and a working breakfast with José Graziano, Minister in charge of the Zero Hunger programme.
The general picture was that there was strong sympathy for the objective, but no clear vision about how to get there and, for the time being, many other priorities. How much difference the new law will make to Brazil's protection system in the coming years is quite uncertain. Of the four ministers we saw, three (Buarque, Graziano and Wagner) were moved to other functions a couple of weeks later in Lula's government reshuffle of 23 January. Nonetheless, the signing of Senator Suplicy's law proposal was an important, indeed incredible, moment in the history of basic income. It will and should give hope and strength to many across the world who view basic income as a central component of a desirable and sustainable future for our societies.

Article written by Philip Van Parijs available from News Flash at the Basic Income European Network (BIEN) Site.

 

National

The Universal Income Trust will be at several festivals in late February:  the Eco Show in Manukau City, Auckland and Opportunites Festival in Nelson.

 See the Events page for more details.

Site updates

Updated Events page, Links page, Resource page and other minor changes to various pages. 

 

 

November 2003

National

Universal Income Trust will be presenting at the Social Forum Aotearoa.  See Events page for details.

Universal Income Trust will be teaching course in Christchurch at the Workers Education Association (WEA). For detail see Events page.

Site updates

Added Poverty page, Violence page, and updated Human rights and environment page.

 

 

September 2003

Website Access and Updates

The Latest News is that we are able to access this site again and are currently updating the entire website. Check out the updated economics, ui_systems, and background pages.

 

 

2003 -1998

Summary of Prior Events

See the Bottom of the Events Page Here and the top of this page here

 

 

December 1998

Human Rights 2000: A Festival For Change

A UIT Sponsored National Celebration Of the 50th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights Founders Park, Nelson, New Zealand

See highlights and descriptions Here and more Here