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In 2008 the Australian Government implemented a trial of two separate measures of income management in Western Australia - the Child Protection Scheme of Income Management (CPSIM) and the Voluntary Income Management (VIM). The trials were conducted in the remote Kimberley region and in metropolitan...
The Council of Australian Government (COAG) Trials, announced in 2002, aimed to explore new ways for governments to work together and with communities to address the needs of Indigenous Australians. Eight trials were conducted in sites across Australia - the New South Wales trial was...
The Council of Australian Government (COAG) Trials, announced in 2002, aimed to explore new ways for governments to work together and with communities to address the needs of Indigenous Australians. Eight trials were conducted in sites across Australia - the Western Australian trial was conducted...
This paper used Longitudinal Study of Australian Children data to analyse links between parental employment and the wellbeing of families.
The study found that jobless families and families with short part-time hours (fewer than 21 hours) were at considerable financial disadvantage compared to families...
This project aims to provide a better understanding of the circumstances of young people who receive transfer payments to support them in providing ‘informal’ care to people with disabilities and the frail aged. The main focus is on the 20,363 young people who were aged...
In June 2011, Senator the Hon Jan McLucas asked the Department to seek expert advice about evidence for early intervention in relation to the types of childhood disability and developmental delay that were ineligible for Better Start for Children with Disability (Better Start) assistance, including...
This consulation document outlines five new policy outlines for the income management scheme.
The five are:
• Vulnerable Welfare Payment Recipient Measure;
• Parental Exemptions – Indicators of financial vulnerability;
• Parental Exemptions – Parents with children of compulsory school age...
This report examines how improve policing services and extend these services to more communities.
The review makes recommendations around consistent service standards; recruitment, training and development; and resource planning and funding considerations for extending policing to remote communities in the Northern Territory.
This report documents the experiences of 80 parents on income support regarding their needs, level of formal and informal support and interactions with services.
The research was designed to gain a deeper understanding of the experiences of families with complex needs in order to...
These two reports examine the impact of the federal government's child support reforms using two methods, actual transfers modelling and distributional impact modelling.