Poverty by acronym in Australia : welcome to CIM, VIM, PBIM, CPIM and SEAM

Dee, Mike (2014) Poverty by acronym in Australia : welcome to CIM, VIM, PBIM, CPIM and SEAM. In West, Brad (Ed.) Proceedings of the TASA 2014 Annual Conference, University of South Australia, University of South Australia, Adelaide, SA.

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Abstract

This paper discusses Compulsory Income Management (CIM) in Australia and the implications of technology backed forms of surveillance and increasingly conditional benefit payments. The CIM project raises important questions about requiring people to take greater responsibility for their personal behaviour when they no longer have control over key financial aspects of their lives. Some Indigenous communities have resisted the BasicsCard, because CIM was imposed with little prior consultation or subsequent independent evaluation. The compulsory income management of individuals by a paternalist welfare state contradicts and undermines the purported policy aims that they become less welfare dependent and more positively engaged with the world of paid employment and does little to address the growing condition of poverty in Australia.

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ID Code: 78997
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Activation, BasicsCard, Income Management, Welfare, Poverty, Indigenous, Measures
ISBN: 9780646927350
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > POLICY AND ADMINISTRATION (160500) > Public Policy (160510)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > POLICY AND ADMINISTRATION (160500) > Social Policy (160512)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > SOCIAL WORK (160700) > Counselling Welfare and Community Services (160702)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > SOCIOLOGY (160800) > Social Change (160805)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Children & Youth Research Centre
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Schools > School of Public Health & Social Work
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 [please consult the author]
Deposited On: 30 Nov 2014 23:01
Last Modified: 05 Feb 2015 00:43

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