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A cashless debit card for disadvantaged communities

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The cashless debit card has been designed to help disadvantaged communities, including in indigenous areas, decrease the level of consumption of drugs, alcohol and gambling which impacts on the health and wellbeing of communities, families and children. It quarantines 80 per cent of welfare recipients' payments for other living expenses.

The Australian Government needs the Senate to support introducing the card to new locations when communities want it.

https://www.dss.gov.au/families-and-children/programmes-services/welfare-conditionality/cashless-debit-card-overview

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Frank Ashe @ 2019.11.07 4:22 PM
There has been little evidence that this sort of project works. And who decides whether "the community" wants it?

lynnwood @ 2019.11.07 4:46 PM
Yes Frank- it seemed like a good Idea with good intentions however reactions to its implementation are mixed.

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By lynnwood

15 December 2018

 
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