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The application of income support obligations and penalties to remote Indigenous Australians, 2013–2018

Fowkes, Lisa


This paper analyses the pattern of income support penalties applied to people participating in remote employment services over the period from 1 July 2013 to 30 June 2018. Between 30,000 and 37,000 unemployed Australians were participating in these services at any given time over this period. Over 80% were identified as Indigenous. While remote program participants were covered by the same social security rules as those in non-remote areas, the programs that they participated in imposed...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research (CAEPR)
Date published: 2019-03
Type: Working/Technical Paper
DOI: 10.25911/5c6e71dd22f05
Access Rights: Open Access


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