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Tough day in Kununurra and Wyndham as cashless welfare card rolls out

Media Release
Rachel Siewert 26 Apr 2016

The Greens say today will be a tough day for income support recipients in Kununurra and Wyndham, with the cashless welfare card trial beginning today despite community opposition.

“Today throughout Kununurra and Wyndham income support recipients will start receiving the cashless welfare card. There may be recipients who still don’t know that the card is coming.

“The card is going to make life harder for working age income support recipients, including those on the Disability Support Pension and Carers Payment.

“The Greens will continue to campaign against the card and defend vulnerable Australian’s who are being vilified by this card.

“To insinuate that all income support recipients are gambling and abusing drugs and alcohol is a broad brush attack. We must address drug and alcohol abuse, but the card is the wrong way to go”.  

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