Conditional Income Management
The Conditional Income Management trial aims to address passive dependence on welfare and commit people in the trial communities of Aurukun, Coen, Hope Vale and Mossman Gorge to resume primary responsibility for the wellbeing of their family and their community.
The key aim of the trial is to ensure that kids are safe, fed and educated.
The Family Responsibilities Commission will on occasions direct all or part of a person's income support payments to be managed by Centrelink to pay for the priority needs of their family.
The Family Responsibilities Commission will advise Centrelink how much of a person's payments will be income managed.
It is likely to be 60 or 75 per cent of regular fortnightly payments and all of any advances and lump sum payments. However, deductions such as Child Support Payments and government debt repayments will be taken out first.
Income management could be for a period of three to 12 months. The rest of a person's fortnightly entitlement will be paid in the usual way.