NT Indigenous Welfare Mangement

The Australian Federal Government has come under fire from Indigenous doctors in a report into child abuse within Indigenous communities in the Northern Territory.

The Doctor’s Association report is critical of the Government’s intervention into Indigenous communities and child abuse, stating improvements to physical health will probably be outweighed by the negative impact of intervention on psychological health, spirituality and cultural integrity.

The association recommended compulsory income management stop and welfare payments should only be quarantined in cases of child abuse or neglect.

The Federal Government is taking the opposite approach and plans to extend income management to all areas of the Northern Territory and eventually Australia.

Posted via email from 4ZZZ News

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