Income Management scheme effectiveness underassessed in trial

The federal government’s assessment of its compulsory income management trial in Greater Shepparton has not provided sufficient evidence of the scheme’s effectiveness, according to a Monash University report.

It argues that official evaluations used to justify expansion of the program are weakened by gaps in knowledge, and recommends an alternative evaluation which includes examination of how the scheme addresses structural disadvantage and the choices available to participants.

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