Return to Contents | Previous | Next
Legislative amendments are also needed to the principles in the Act that guide the design and operation of the welfare system.
The principles of the current legislation focus excessively on encouraging people into paid work, with little regard for the suitability of that work for their wellbeing or for alternative forms of participation. There is scant reference to the welfare system’s fundamental role in ensuring adequate incomes.
Our six values underpin the principles that should guide the design and operation of the welfare system.