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

Forty percent of those on the cashless card reported being able to better care for their children, getting more involved in their education and helping with homework. A cashless debit card for welfare recipients has lead to a dramatic drop in alcohol ...and more »

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 »

Cashless welfare card heads to the Goldfields - WAtoday

A federal government trial of cashless debit cards for welfare recipients in remote communities is being hailed as a success as the government expands the sites to the Goldfields in Western Australia. Human Services Minister Alan Tudge is due to ...and more »

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

Barnaby Joyce and the prime minister, Malcolm Turnbull, who says the trial of the cashless welfare debit card is 'an act of love'. Photograph: AAP. Welfare in Australia. Turnbull says cashless welfare card about 'practical love' while announcing new ...and more »

PM calls cashless welfare cards an exercise in love - SBS

Cashless welfare cards are being rolled out across the West Australian Goldfields after two trial sites showed some positive results. Updated Updated 1 September 2017. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull visited the Western Australian town of Kalgoorlie on ...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 »

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 »

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 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 »

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 »