Examining Income Management Programs in Australia

  • Mendes, Philip (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Altman, Jon (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Marston, Greg (Chief Investigator (CI))

Project: Other

Project Details

Project Description

The aim of the workshop is to critically analyse the development and administration of Income Management (IM) situated within the context of the interplay between evidence, ideology and policy implementation in Australia, but within a comparative context. The workshop will explore how income management fits within the competing philosophies that underpin different components of a neo-liberal welfare regime, which has been coupled with paternalism in the implementation of income management.
To date, there have been a number of government-commissioned evaluations of IM in Australia. These evaluations have provided much useful data and analysis about whether or not IM programs are achieving their stated aims, but are necessarily limited by the narrow evaluation criteria imposed by government. There have also been a number of independent evaluations of IM which have added to our knowledge, but also have their limitations in terms of reflecting particular agendas or values.
Effective start/end date5/12/1430/06/16


  • Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia: A$8,500.00