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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 -

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 West Australian Goldfields. Human Services Minister Alan Tudge is due to release a ...and more »

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

Share this article. Facebook · Twitter · Email; Print; Save. Shorten fears welfare card is 'harsh treatment just to get a headline'. Greens senator Rachel Siewert says the card is “extremely disappointing”. Malcolm Turnbull described the card as an ...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 »

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

Share this article. Facebook · Twitter · Email; Print; Save. Kalgoorlie: cashless card 'could save our town and our kids'. The main street of Kalgoorlie. Paige Taylor. WA Bureau Chief. · @paigeataylor. 12 ...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 »

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 »