Women's Experience of Income Management in the Northern Territory

During May and June 2011, Equality Rights Alliance documented women's experiences of Income Management in the Northern Territory. We want the views of women living with Income Management to be heard in public discussion of Income Management policy.

The report is available for download below. A printed version is also available. If you'd like a printed copy, please email era.admin@ywca.org.au  with your postal address and how many copies you'd like.

This report does not make any policy recommendations. ERA does not have a policy position on Income Management. It is intended to document women’s experience, and was written for a general audience rather than being an academic report.

Understanding the experience of the women who participated in this research is important for those assessing the effectiveness of the Income Management program. This research addresses feelings of self-worth, ease of use, and understanding of how the program is intended to assist them in providing for the needs of their families. 

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Women's Experience of Income Management in the Northern Territory - 2MB PDF


Income Management Report

this investigation is very important, as it gives better balance to rhetoric being  propagated about the 'benefits' of IM. further investigation with more women from community would be useful too. the roll out of IM to other regions needs to be urgently questioned as does its continuation in current locations. thanks for undertaking this important work.