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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin
 

Q&A factsheet - Welfare reform and income management (2010)

Author

Reconciliation Australia

Publisher

Reconciliation Australia

City

Canberra

Type

Factsheet

 

Description

Recent welfare reforms like income, management and the linking of welfare payments to school attendance have caused much debate. Some reforms like those in the Northern Territory Intervention have caused controversy because they have specifically targeted Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians. This factsheet answers some of the questions you might have about these policies, including:

  1. What is Welfare Reform?
  2. What types of welfare reform are there in Australia?
  3. Why do welfare reform policies seem to target Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people?
  4. What is compulsory income management?
  5. Who does compulsory income management apply to in the NT?
  6. How can welfare recipients in the NT spend the money that is kept aside?
  7. Is there any way for people in the NT subject to income management to avoid it?
  8. Why has income management in the Northern Territory been controversial?
  9. Are welfare reform policies, including income management, working?

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Contact details

Reconciliation Australia
PO Box 4773
Kingston ACT 2604
Ph: (02) 6273 9200
Fax: (02) 6273 9201
Email: enquiries@reconciliation.org.au

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Last updated: 27 July 2012
 
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