ABOLISH COMPULSORY INCOME MANAGEMENT
Redirect funding from punitive welfare controls to community based programs.
Lift incomes above the poverty line.
Ration Days - Welfare Days
In these extracts from a major paper on the roll-out of the NT Intervention, Paddy Gibson from the Jumbunna Indigenous House of Learning presents stories and interviews about the impact of Income Management in 'Prescribed Areas'.
Women's Experience of Income Management in the Northern Territory
The Equality Rights Alliance completed this study into women's experiences in May and June of 2011. It is the largest study to date and found a large majority of women oppose the system.
Say No to Government Income Management Campaign Coalition
Since the announcement that Income Management would expand beyond the Northern Territory, a new coalition has formed in Bankstown supported by more than 50 organisations. Under the slogan, 'Not in Bankstown, Not Anywhere', they have initiated a campaign for a national moratorium on Income Management.
Address to the Dame Roma Mitchell Memorial Lunch
Former NT Chief Minister and ACOSS head Clare Martin critiques Income Management as a return to the "ration system" and details the increases in social security payments that are badly needed.
The NT Council of Social Services (NTCOSS) hosted a conference in Darwin on April 14 2011. Session three was focussed on Income Management - both in the NT and other areas around Australia. Links to numerous presentations and reports made to the conference are available online.
Exaggerating the vegetables
Dr Thalia Anthony gives a clear summary and provides links to existing studies into the "effectiveness" of Income Management in the NT and concludes there is no evidence it helps struggling communities.
Selection from Crikey
Eva Cox has written extensively on Income Management for Crikey. An archive of her articles is available.
Submission on Income Management reforms
A comprehensive submission by the Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service Co-operative with analysis of current studies into Income Management and the new laws which are extending IM across Australia.
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