Working paper

Measuring the social impact of income management in the Northern Territory: an updated analysis

The findings outlined in this working paper strongly suggest that income management has failed to achieve any systematic community level improvements in outcomes for the Indigenous population of the Northern Territory.
Report

Evaluation and learning from failure and success

This paper discusses the evaluation capacity and capability of the APS and how it can adopt a sustained approach to learning from successes and failures. It outlines the need for a cultural shift and an institutional framework that embeds the strategic importance and processes of...
Working paper

Income management evaluations - what do we now know? Placing the findings of the evaluation of new income management in the Northern Territory in context

‘Income management’ programs, restricting the way in which some recipients of government transfers can spend this money, have operated in Australia since 2007. The nature of the programs implemented varies considerably, including the mix of voluntary and compulsory elements, and differences in the scope and...
Report

Evaluation of income management in the Northern Territory

This is the final report of the independent evaluation of the “New Income Management” program which was introduced in the Northern Territory in late 2010 and involved restrictions on how people can spend their income support payments. There is a large (380 page) detailed full...
Book

Indigenous Australians and the National Disability Insurance Scheme

If the National Disability Insurance Scheme is to be an effective policy for Indigenous Australians, it needs to take into account their particular needs and aspirations. Overview The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is one of the major policy innovations of the early 21st century...