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Goldfields to get cashless welfare card after report finds drinking, drug use down - ABC Online

Western Australia's Goldfields region will become the third site to trial the cashless welfare card, with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull describing it as "an exercise in compassion and in love". The Federal Government has declared its two other trials ...and more »

Turnbull says cashless welfare card about 'practical love' while announcing new site - The Guardian

Coalition ministers praise trials after report says there has been a reduction in drinking and gambling. Gareth Hutchens · @grhutchens · Email. Thu 31 Aug 2017 23.45 EDT First published on Thu 31 Aug 2017 22.07 EDT. Share on Facebook · Share on Twitter ...and more »

Government claims cashless welfare card a success, names WA Goldfields as third trial site - The Sydney Morning Herald

The government will push ahead with a third trial site for its cashless welfare card, despite opposition, after a final evaluation of the policy found it had "considerable positive impact" in its original trials. The trials, which quarantine 80 per ...and more »

Cashless Welfare Card Program Expanded In Remote Communities As Alcohol Abuse Falls - Huffington Post Australia

A cashless debit card for welfare recipients has lead to a dramatic drop in alcohol abuse, drug use and gambling in the two remote communities where it is being trialled, a report into the controversial payment system has found. Moreover, families on ...and more »

Malcolm Turnbull announces expansion of cashless welfare card trial -

PRIME Minister Malcolm Turnbull will announce an expansion of the controversial cashless welfare card trial following its success in reducing alcohol abuse. AAP. News Corp Australia NetworkSeptember 1, 20178:43am. Video; Image ...and more »

Shorten fears welfare card is 'harsh treatment just to get a headline' - The Australian

Bill Shorten says he has concerns that the Turnbull government's cashless welfare card could see genuine people who are down on their luck being treated harshly “just to get a headline in the big cities”. Malcolm Turnbull described the card as an “act ...and more »

Cashless welfare card to be extended to Kalgoorlie and the Goldfields - The West Australian

Malcolm Turnbull will today declare he “will not stand by” and allow the status quo of welfare-fuelled substance abuse to continue, as he travels to Kalgoorlie to announce a big expansion of the cashless welfare card to the Goldfields. The announcement ...and more »

Greens slam move to bring cashless welfare cards to WA's Goldfields - WAtoday

The Australian Greens have slammed a decision by the federal government to expand its cashless welfare card programme to WA's Goldfields region. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is in the Goldfields city of Kalgoorlie on Friday and used his visit to ...and more »

PM on card crusade - The West Australian

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull will today visit Kalgoorlie-Boulder to unveil the Goldfields as the next trial site for the Federal Government's cashless welfare card. About 3400 welfare recipients across the Goldfields will be placed on the program ...and more »

Kalgoorlie: cashless card 'could save our town and our kids' - The Australian

A Kalgoorlie businesswoman who expects to lose thousands of dollars a week in sales when the cashless welfare card is rolled out to the West Australian Goldfields has welcomed the trial as a potential saviour for her town and its children. Newsagent ...and more »