Centrelink

On the politics of income management
Centrelink / Spring 2012

On the politics of income management

Eva Cox looks at how Australia’s welfare payments system has been radically altered with the introduction of a series of policies and programs labelled Income Management. What is the evidence base, if any, for this program continuing in the NT and being rolled out to five new pilot sites?

Work disincentives: the road to worklessness
Centrelink / Employment / Spring 2012

Work disincentives: the road to worklessness

How are public housing tenants caught in a poverty trap between Centrelink and Housing NSW? Charmaine Jones looks at the policies that discourage people from paid work, and argues that governments need to recognise these disincentives and institute policies that encourage social and economic participation, rather than penalising it.