Bad parents to lose welfare control under Rudd Government plan (Aus)

Herald Sun November 19, 2008

BAD parents will lose control of welfare payments under a radical plan to extend restrictions beyond indigenous communities to dysfunctional white families. Welfare controls could be introduced across the country next year after the Rudd Government revealed it would adopt a national model from a choice of three systems currently under trial, The Australian reports. Trials of the latest option will begin on Monday in Western Australia, where parents whose children are considered at risk – in white and black families – will have 70 per cent of their welfare payments controlled.

The federal Government has signed off on a plan with the West Australian Government that allows child protection authorities to begin the quarantining of welfare payments almost immediately,21985,24672981-662,00.html