Centrelink restrictions to fight absenteeism in APY Lands

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Deductions from a families Centrelink payment is being touted as a solution to absenteeism in AHY Lands. Indigenous Affairs Minister Nigel Scullion made the comment yesterday while touring the region, after results suggested the government’s current approach was not working. But critics say that similar schemes in other states have been ineffective, and don’t address the underlying reasons children miss school.

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