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Govt should do its own IM when looking for budget cuts

Govt should do its own IM when looking for budget cuts

It is budget week, so how will the new Holy Cow surplus drive the political agenda?

The media release the minister should’ve written on the NT Intervention

The media release the minister should’ve written on the NT Intervention

Here is a draft alternative media release for Jenny Macklin -- what she should have said as a response to the current consultation rather than harping on about truancy and grog.

Ignoring evidence may explain why the income management gap doesn’t close

Ignoring evidence may explain why the income management gap doesn’t close

Today the Productivity Commission releases its latest report on Overcoming Indigenous Disadvantage, which shows only 13 of 45 measures showed any improvement and seven went backwards.

Whatever happened to evidence-based policy making?

Whatever happened to evidence-based policy making?

The federal government is adding another serious question to its social and financial policy competence by informing the public that it is proceeding with the promised evaluation of the New Income Management Program.

Children still at risk despite income management

Children still at risk despite income management

Does income management work to make children safer? The evidence is not clearly there in the various evaluation studies that have been done.

Government more ready to fund bureaucrats than welfare recipients

Government more ready to fund bureaucrats than welfare recipients

Why not do a cost-benefit study on the costs of quarantining income voluntarily or compulsorily versus the benefits of more cash, direct services for children and some widely available financial education for the same groups?

Business as usual under Labor’s ‘new’ income management

Business as usual under Labor’s ‘new’ income management

Implementation of income management reforms has just meant one more round of racist, humiliating interaction with government bureaucracy for communities suffering under the intervention, writes Paddy Gibson.

Does Macklin’s office have no shame?

Does Macklin’s office have no shame?

Jenny Macklin's dismissal of a review that has found income management is not making an impact on tobacco and healthy food sales in remote NT communities is an insult to the Government's professed commitment to “evidence-based policy”, writes Melissa Sweet.

Income management evidence trivialised in a lemonade solution

Income management evidence trivialised in a lemonade solution

Jenny Macklin’s response to the latest evidence that Income Management doesn’t work is only the latest example of anti-evidence based decisions in the welfare system, writes Eva Cox

Macklin’s twists truth on income management

Macklin’s twists truth on income management

Jenny Macklin has dismissed a new study revealing the government’s income management policy is not making an impact on tobacco and health food sales in indigenous communities. The study's authors hit back.