Submission to the Inquiry into Compulsory Income Management

There is no credible evidence that compulsory income management reduces hardship and deprivation, or social harms due to alcohol and drugs. In spite of this, there has been over a decade and a half of expansion of this approach to regions across Australia, entrenching a policy without proving that it works. For years, Anglicare Australia has joined other social service organisations and First Nations communities in calling for an immediate end to compulsory income management. We reiterate that call in this submission.