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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 »

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 »

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 »

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. Play Video. Play. Mute ...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 »

PM calls cashless welfare cards an exercise in love - SBS

Sorry, it appears as though your operating system and/or web browser does not support modern standards. Please consider updating your web browser. Cashless welfare cards are being rolled out across the West Australian Goldfields after two trial sites ...and more »

Australia expands cashless welfare card to tackle alcohol, drugs - Independent

Sydney, Australia | AFP | Australia will expand the roll-out of cashless welfare cards after a pilot scheme showed a sharp drop in problem alcohol, drug and gambling abuse, the country's prime minister said Friday. The government introduced the debit ...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 »

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 »