The Preventive Payment Scheme was designed to prevent children going into residential care by making payments to families undergoing a serious financial crisis. The Commonwealth government funded it. In 1979-80, the State government replaced it with a Family Assistance Scheme which operated similarly.
1976 - 1980 Preventive Payment Scheme
1980 - Family Assistance Scheme
Sources used to compile this entry: Department of Social Welfare: report for the year ended 30 June 1977, Department of Social Welfare, Hobart, 1977; Department of Social Welfare: report for the year ended 30 June 1979, Department of Social Welfare, Hobart, 1979.
Prepared by: Caroline Evans
Created: 21 November 2011, Last modified: 13 February 2019