Assignment on Australian Government

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POLICY ANALYSIS ANDBRIEFING
TABLE OF CONTENTSPURPOSE......................................................................................................................................1Background and current status.......................................................................................................1Key considerations.........................................................................................................................1Recommendations..........................................................................................................................2APPENDIX......................................................................................................................................2Introduction.................................................................................................................................2Main Body...................................................................................................................................2Conclusion...................................................................................................................................4REFERENCES...............................................................................................................................5
TITLETopic of this assignment is “In 2017-18, the Australian Government committed fundingto extend the cashless debit card (cashless welfare card) initiative to a third site in Australia. Youare asked to prepare a brief for the Minister of Social Services to inform decision-making as to, ifand when, this initiative should be further expanded in AustraliaPURPOSEThe briefing note provides the description of the complex issues to the leaders orauthorities in a short and well structured document so that relevant decision on the issues can betaken. The briefing note matters to the readers as it gives them minor details of the subject onwhich important decisions are to be made. The purpose of the agency is to draw the attention ofauthorities towards relevant and critical issue which needs quick decision.Background and current statusIn 2014 the government of Australia introduces a new income management strategycalled cashless debit card (CDC) as a trial in Kimberley and Ceduna. The purpose of thisapproach was to analyse that if portion of income (80%) of an individual is invested in CDC thenif it will reduce the social harm due to money expenditure on gambling, drug and alcohol as theCDC amount cannot be used for buying these products (Howlett, 2015). This approach wasaimed at social welfare and improvement but, it leads to the issues like demonetisationssituations, degraded quality of life, difficulty in accessing services due to cashless feature.Currently in 2019 government announced to extend this plan to a third new site so that it can beimplemented with better strategies and desired aims can be achieved. In this topic we willanalyse the impact of this proposed decision through critical evaluation of the topic.Key considerationsThe decision to extend CDC program seems challenging for both government and forpeople. The aim of this approach is effective and necessary for assuring the social development.However, the lack of appropriate strategies leads to complications. For instance the cashlesssituations and limited supermarkets accepting CDC card created problems for the people. Thereare several organisations which sell alcohols while they are members of CDC plan. On the otherhand there are small organisations which does not sell such illegal products but still theirbusiness is suffering due to the decision of government. Thus, in long term it may have potential1
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