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11.3.1 Overview of Child Protection Measure

Note: Entrance to the income management regime closed 4 September 2023

Following commencement of the Social Security (Administration) Amendment (Income Management Reform) Act 2023, people currently subject to the income management regime can choose to move to the enhanced income management regime.

Please refer to Part 12 Enhanced income management regime.


SS(Admin)Act Part 3B sets up the framework for the Child Protection Measure. These provisions cover social security payments and some payments received under the family assistance law, the VEA, the student assistance legislation, and administrative schemes such as ABSTUDY.

Overview of Child Protection Measure

Under this income management measure, state or territory child protection authorities are able to notify Centrelink that a person be subject to income management under SS(Admin)Act Part 3B.

Act reference: SS(Admin)Act Part 3B Income management regime

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