Indigenous peoples, neoliberalism and the state: A retreat from rights to ‘responsibilisation’ via the cashless welfare card

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Abstract

Reflecting on the focus of this edited collection—indigenous rights, recognition, neoliberalism and the state—this chapter will address the reduction of Indigenous peoples’ rights in the context of cashless welfare transfers. It contributes to the arguments made in this collection by exploring how neoliberal interventions can adversely affect Indigenous peoples, diminishing their consumer choices and other rights, whilst simultaneously creating benefits for entrepreneurial interests via privatisation of social security payments. It questions the purpose of the government’s recognition of the lower socio-economic status of Indigenous peoples and explores who benefits from such recognition. The chapter analyses how cashless welfare
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Neoliberal State, Recognition and Indigenous Rights
EditorsDeirdre Howard-Wagner, Maria Bargh, Isabel Altamirano-Jiménez
PublisherANU E Press
Chapter8
Pages147-165
Number of pages19
ISBN (Electronic)9781760462215
ISBN (Print)9781760462208
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameThe Neoliberal State, Recognition and Indigenous Rights

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