A report issued by the Northern Territory Coordinator General for Remote Indigenous Services has sparked renewed calls for the scrapping of compulsory income management. It’s the 5th Report on Remote Indigenous Services, but the first by new Co-ordinator General, Olga Havnen and aims to track how services in Indigenous communities are helping both the NT and federal government’s work towards Closing the Gap.
But after $1 billion has been spent on income management in the NT and more than $225 million spent on Government Business Managers to take control of community administration, the Stop the Intervention Collective says the report highlights government waste, while Aboriginal people are still living in poverty.
Catherine Zengerer speaks with Paddy Gibson from the Stop the Intervention Collective
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