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End Bankstown trial of income management and consult with locals: Greens

The Australian Greens have vowed to oppose the Bankstown trial of income management following last night's release of the Senate Inquiry into the Stronger Futures legislation report and evidence given to the committee questioning whether the government consulted with locals before announcing the Bankstown trial.

Bankstown is one of five locations nationally where the government is set to trial compulsory income management from 1 July 2012.

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Bankstown income management plans target the vulnerable – Greens

Greens Senator for NSW Lee Rhiannon met with members of the Bankstown Council's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Advisory Committee today to discuss a proposed trial of income management in Bankstown from 1 July 2012. The Australian Greens are calling on the Government to abandon compulsory income management in the face of an ever-growing body of evidence highlighting the detrimental effect of the policy.

Senator Rachel Siewert, Australian Greens community services spokesperson said:

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