Election 2013: Stopping Compulsory Income Management
Friday, 21 June 2013
Produced by Graham Backhaus
It is nearly a year since compulsory income management was extended to Playford in South Australia and 5 other Australian communities in a trial of the program that has been in place in the Northern Territory for 6 years. Opponents of the program claim there is no solid evidence to show that it is achieving its goals. They would like to see the funds spent on the program go towards more community and support services for families and individuals at risk.
More than 40 organisations from Playford, have signed an open letter calling on the Federal Government to suspend compulsory income management. The Stop Income Management in Playford, or SIMPla for short presented the letter to their federal member. (Image by Michael Scott on Flickr)
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Mr Pas Forgione - Coordinator, SIMPla
Mr Nick Champion - Federal Member for Wakefield
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