Supporting People at Risk measure of income management

Under the Supporting People at Risk measure, a recognised state or territory authority is able to refer people to Centrelink for income management.

The Northern Territory Alcohol Mandatory Treatment Tribunal is a recognised authority under this measure. The Tribunal issues income management orders for up to 12 months to people who have been placed into mandatory treatment. This will ensure that people with clinically assessed alcohol issues use 70 per cent of their Centrelink payments to purchase priority goods and services such as food, rent, utilities and health-care.

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