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Sector Warns of Big Brother Welfare as Cashless Debit Cards Look to Expand

Rachel McFadden, Friday, 5th May 2017 -  Speculation is mounting that the government could announce an extension of its controversial income support model, known as the cashless debit cards, in its 2017 budget. In a statement,…

Income Management Evaluations Positive – Feds

Xavier Smerdon, Tuesday, 7th October 2014 -  Federal Minister for Social Services Kevin Andrews says the findings of reports from two evaluations on income management show the initiative is having a positive impact on the lives…

Income Management Policy ‘Ineffective’ – Report

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 31st July 2013 -  Income Management policies imposed on local communities are not likely to provide an effective solution to complex social disadvantage, according to a Monash University Report.…

Government Makes Changes to Income Management Scheme

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 29th November 2012 -  The Federal Government has announced changes to the delivery of the controversial income management scheme in the Northern Territory, in response to findings from an interim evaluation…

Income Management Skills Training Criticised

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 3rd July 2012 -  A Government scheme set to teach income management skills to disadvantaged families including how to spend their welfare payments has met with criticism by some welfare Not for Profits…

Is Income Management Working? Parliamentary Library Analysis

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 3rd May 2012 -  An analysis of the Federal Government’s controversial Income Management Scheme has found that any positive changes delivered so far have been ‘uneven and fragile’.…

Government Slammed Over Bill to Expand Welfare Quarantining

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 23rd November 2011 -  Flickr Image: Some rights reserved by Rusty Stewart  The Federal Government has introduced legislation to extend ‘welfare quarantining’…

Government Defends Income Management Scheme

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 23rd June 2010 -    The Rudd Government has defended its income management scheme in the Northern Territory which is set to be rolled out nationally despite strong criticism from the welfare…

Blanket Welfare Reforms a Gamble – ACOSS

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 22nd June 2010 -  ACOSS has described the blanket Rudd Government welfare reforms passed in the Senate as a 'gamble' with disadvantaged communities. The Australian Council of Social…
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