The effect of quarantining welfare on school attendance in indigenous communities



Associate Professor Stefanie Schurer, University of Sydney.


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Tuesday, 27 February, 2018 - 12:15 to 13:30

This talk will analyse the impact of a recent initiative by the Australian Government to reduce disadvantage in Aboriginal communities. The policy known as income management quarantines 50 of most income support and family assistance payments, and 100 per cent of all lump sum transfers. Restricting welfare payments aims to ensure that households spend more on child-centred goods (e.g.

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