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'Ration days again': cashless welfare card ignites shame | Australia news | The Guardian

11.1.17

'Ration days again': cashless welfare card ignites shame | Australia news | The Guardian: Welfare recipients in the trial communities, most of whom are Indigenous, began receiving 80% of their welfare payments into a restricted debit card. It cannot be used to withdraw cash or buy alcohol or gambling products. Many members of the communities and political leaders say the card has led to a decline in people playing the pokies and being drunk on the streets and say, anecdotally, they see more people buying fresh food.

Although the trial has been described as a success by the government and by the Ceduna mayor, Alan Suter, a visit to broader areas of Ceduna, including the north-west towns of Maralinga Tjarutja and Koonibba, reveals mixed responses.


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