The Australian Government introduced a new national model of income management from July 2010. The model commenced in the Northern Territory (NT) in urban, regional and remote areas. Over time, and drawing on evidence from implementation experience in the NT, it may be progressively rolled out in disadvantaged locations across Australia.
The Australian Government Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs has commissioned a consortium of researchers to develop a framework for the evaluation of the new system of income management (NSIM). The Terms of Reference for the project include: develop a framework to guide the evaluation of the New Scheme of Income Management (NSIM) over the period up to June 2014; provide information on the implementation of the NSIM in the Northern Territory by the end of 2011 in order to inform decisions about an expansion of the scheme beyond the Northern Territory; the evaluation framework should result in data being collected which can be used to evaluate the longer-term impacts of income management; and develop a set of ethics guidelines and ethical clearance strategy relevant to evaluation the project.
Australian Government Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs
Chris Deeming (SPRC)
Alan Hayes and Matthew Gray (AIFS)
Will Sanders (CAEPR)
Rob Bray (ANU)