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Compulsory Income Management - Evaluating Its Impact

Bray, Rob; Gray, Matthew; Hand, Kelly


Australia has been experimenting with constraining the ways in which welfare recipients can spend their income support payments, essentially limiting their ability to access cash and requiring half of the payment to be spent on ‘basics’. The policy objectives were to reduce spending on alcohol and tobacco in favour of meeting ‘basic’ family needs, especially for children, limit the scope for financial harassment, encourage pro-social behaviours and build financial capabilities. The policy has...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015
Type: Conference paper
Book Title: 22nd Foundations for International Studies on Social Security International Conference, FISS 2015: Social Security East and West: Common Challenges, Distinctive Solutions


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