Analysis done by ANU shows Indigenous people are 27 times more likely to be penalised by loss of income than those on another similar program

Participants in a work-for-the-dole program that overwhelmingly targets Indigenous people are 27 times more likely to be penalised by loss of income than those on another similar program, an analysis by the Australian National University has found.

In the 21 months since the Community Development Program (CDP) began in July 2015, almost 300,000 fines have been levied against its 35,000 participants.

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