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As charities sit on billion dollar investment properties and portfolios around Australia..this is #Hinkler_Electorate ( Hervey Bay and Bundaberg) today as a LNP social gentrification hits full steam thanks to #cashlessdebitcard and Keith Pitts cuts to housing...

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More on religious charities here: ausgov.info/index.php?Topi…

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Yes I do know this is well intentioned. I can say from personal experience with homeless, that bright yellow lockers in highly visible public spaces would not have helped me or anyone I met while out there. Homes..people need homes and no amount of stop gapping will change that.
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Lib/Nats members trying to cover their tracks on "they.vote.for.you " website. Very creative editing by a new person called makay is a laugh & compeltely wrong by the voting record.They dump @JacquiLambie right in it & exonerate Canavan and Landry lol @TheyVote4You
You can see the changes by this user here: theyvoteforyou.org.au/users/3 changing the wording of clauses to LNP trope lines about the cards was kind of a give away. Way to undermine what was a useful public tool. No biggie I guess, we have the actual voting records on hansard and Vid.
Noting that this person is clumping all past votes into bundles and is basically rewriting #Cashlessdebitcard voting history to favor Nats and a few Libs. Seems Sharma and his buddies are trying desperately to avoid the bad press of a brutal policy. They can't alter hansard.
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📌This is the current and parent contract for Indue Ltd to run the #CashlessDebitCard program. The initial $7,859,509 million stand alone contract (#CN3323493) has now blown out to $70,340,628,60. It has been amended or altered nine times since 2016.

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#auspol #induecard
📌And here is a link to view all the rest (24) of Indue Ltds CDC contracts: facebook.com/groups/SN7Reso…
One contract showing Indues #Basicscard booths contract is included.
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#auspol
Then there's the $70.8M cost of #Basicscard extensions to 2020 in 2019 - that has doubled to $140M now the programs run concurrently until 2022.

Do note the lovely "NFP" on future CDC costs too. Everyone who voted for this, voted with NO knowledge on its current or ongoing cost.
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I don't know who at "AAP factcheck" wrote this but they are so so way off & appear to only considering the $70M contract for Indue - no other contracts or even dept spending. Next time before posting such a partisan error riddled article FACT CHECK first. aap.com.au/factcheck/cash…
For a start, here is the ministers representative in 2018 confirming the card cost per participant was not 10K it was $12,000 per person IN THE SENATE CHAMBER.
Then you missed all this:

* $30M new "Work program" announced 5/5/20121
* $21,272,006.80 CN ID: CN3323493-A3 given to Indue Ltd
• Current CDCT roll out costs for Goldfields and Hinkler region.
• $23M additional Indue LTD contract all sites for extended 2yrs. 2020-2022
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[A thread] Morrison is gearing up for an election based on "freedom". His rhetoric the last few days has been around giving Australians choices (he actually used this justify his #EV backflip). #auspol 1/9
Morrison is subtly, and not so subtly, painting Labor as anti-freedom and dictatorial. He is being backed of course by Murdoch. He cannot fight an election on fiscal rectitude as he has blown out a trillion dollar debt and tripled the deficit. #auspol 2/9
He is using the Victorian lockdowns and other Labor states border closures (WA and QLD) as political weapons - using them as evidence of Labor's willingness to curtail personal freedoms and choice. #auspol 3/9 dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1…
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We can only present the facts to the public table. We are not and can't be responsible for those who refuse to read legislation, who will not accept the evidence, or for those who refuse to question or to evaluate risk.
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The #cashlessdebitcard started as a supposedly targeted "1yr trial for alcoholics" in one town. It was rolled out in 2016, as it is now a blanket "universal" (their words) policy of forced third party income management impacting ppl aged 16-100yrs & all payments excepting DVA.
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You are absolutely free to reject the evidence, the impacts and the risk of wider expansion as you choose.
In doing so you free myself and all those who have worked to end this policy from all obligation. We do not like to be 'right' but we have been, every. single. time.
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THERE IS NO NEW BILL - IT PASSED IN DECEMBER LAST YEAR AND CAPE YORK HAS BEEN ON THE CASHLESS DEBIT CARD SINCE FEB THIS YEAR

Can't be clearer thank that . @ShaunBarr10 is a year behind.
Here is the bill that passed LAST YEAR that put Cape York on the card: legislation.gov.au/Details/C2020B…
Another dangerously misinformed "indy" using #cashlessdebitcard as a political football to attract likes and votes from the ignorant. And wow..he claims to be a lawyer? smh. *throws hands up*

There is only so much ignorance we can educate...
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📌#PSA: Addressing twitter trolls and misinformation/disinformation campaigns.

▶ As of this date 10/9/21 there is NO new bill before parliament and no 'new vote' current or imminent on the #CashlessDebitCard.
▶ If and when a bill does make it to the House of Representatives (HoR) we will be among the first to be shouting it from the rooftops.
▶ ALL bills like the CDC, as they are 'money' bills, must go through the HoR before proceeding to Senate, even private members bills.
▶ Only Senate can 'guillotine' or create an Omnibus - which is a collection of bills that are voted on at the same time. It is possible to separate a bill from an Omnibus. ALP/Greens did that last December when LNP tried to sneak it in. See video record:
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This is what @Anne_Ruston is trying to distract people from and @TheMandarinAU is facilitating that distraction. Not one question or challenge about the Evaluation, the impacts, deaths, job losses or financial stress, just printing LNP notes.
#pfft #auspol #cashlessdebitcard
Australian Media must be compelled to report the whole story, all the facts including the results of the damning @UniofAdelaide Evaluation. Not ONE agency has reported on the rise in DV (50% in one region) Financial Stress (86%) or the fact not one 'objective' has been met.
Not one Agency has been inclined to report the simplest of facts - that this policy has not ONCE proceeded through parliament on its merit. NOT. ONCE.
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So government sends out a casual email to say the terms of reference for #MyGov have changed. Don’t worry about your privacy. They got your back.

Dead links, many subpages and some privacy policy that would make any privacy specialist blink.

Here’s a taste.
2/ ‘We exchange data with other agencies through technical pathways such as the digital gateway. We do this under relevant legislation to collect accurate and up-to-date information about customers. We can also assist other agencies to exchange data using the same pathways.’
3/ Nothing about those other agencies.

Then this. ‘Only when required with third parties

We may disclose your information to Australian Government agencies, state and territory agencies and third parties.’
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Pushpin #FactCheck

Oh Eric....this again?

@SenatorAbetz
you make it so easy for us these days.

At your age you'd think you could spare the time to sit and actually read the reports you are writing about before you start prosthelytizing.

Tsk.

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On Domestic Violence: Here is the reality @SenatorAbetz - a 30% increase of intakes into shelters since roll outs began, that were noted to be directly related to DV in #Ceduna Almost Doubling DV in East Kimberley, and up a full data point in #Goldfields.
@themercurycomau ImageImageImageImage
Some other stats it seems @SenatorAbetz
has let 'slip past'. #auspol @themercurycomau #auspol ImageImageImageImage
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Getting to this point has taken 6yrs & a lot of effort. Keeping ALP accountable to commitments will be everyone's job if they are elected. At this time, after multiple meetings, we consider their direction sound & intention to live up to this commitment to be genuine.
When we asked about their understanding of "voluntary" ALP's disclosed that a program based on Free Prior and Informed consent, run by gov, not private corporation will be made available to those who ASK for it.
And while it might surprise some, the reality is, some micro communities and individuals DO ask for this support. The ALP position if supported by Aus Greens through the HoR and senate, will end forced third party income management in Australia.
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📌Addressing this misinformation as this is the most common response we receive from people who are ignorant about the #cashlessdebitcard. This is not to attack this person, it is to inform them and others of the basic facts that LNP, supported by Aus media, have withheld. 1/
2/ Age and service pensioners are already on the #cashlessdebitcard in one CDC trial zone and the AP is now in the Act as a restrictable payment, passed into law midnight Dec 10th 2020 under Continuation Bill 2020 See its inclusion in that bill here: parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/downl…
3/ The #IndueCard is forced upon anyone on a Social Security p'ment working or not, in a region nominated for roll out. No assessment is undertaken of individual needs before this occurs. All ages 16-67 are on cards & all p'ments incl non working age except DVA are "on the card".
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Keith Pitt just can't help himself. Standing there naked to the #facts of his own bill yelling " its Labors fault', proving himself yet another belligerent who doesn't read his own party's bills before he votes on them. He wants to continue embarrassing himself, he can #auspol
And here's another one. Didn't read the bill, voted in ignorance and now blames us & ALP for revealing the fact Pensions are ALREADY on cards in one trial zone & its now a restrictable payment. Matt wont even tell ppl he is running the tech group to hand CDC to the Big4 banks!
Thank goodness very few are falling for Keith/LNP's bs anymore. People know..and they are now coming out more and more to tell him so. #auspol #standupfighback #lnpdisgrace #cashlessdebitcard
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Indue Ltd staff gaslighting MI forced cardholder mum stuck in Brisbane due to lock downs. Another conveniently "lost" exit application after six times loading. Another mum who can't pay her rent or buy nappies. 1/
Indue and Dept staff using her inability to USE her income - the card wont work - as 'evidence of her being "unable to manage her own money" - she is rightly upset and crying and they are using that against her now as well.
Live: facebook.com/watch/live/?v=… 2/2 #auspol
The dept and @Anne_Ruston need to realise we are first port of call when YOU stuff up and every consenting report given us will end up here in public and on our pages until people DO get it...that this card is HARMING PEOPLE. LNP's conscious cruelty in action has to STOP.
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THERE HAS BEEN NO SOCIAL HARM REDUCTION ATTRIBUTABLE TO THE CASHLESS DEBIT CARD!
This is ANOTHER lie! When will she stop?
This claim is easily disproven by reading the evaluation sections on community safety & by checking police crime statistics in trial regions.
DUH.
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Not ONE person on a #cashlessdebitcard today, has EVER been evaluated prior to capture on the card. @Anne_Ruston does not know whether ANYONE even NEEDS a financial support tool! IAC, there are FREE financial support tools available to the public - NO ONE "needs" the CDC #auspol
DV is up in ALL trial zones. There are MORE vulnerable children & MORE financial stress & the easiest way to prove that is for @Anne_Ruston to read the DAMN EVALUATION! We are so sick of her blatant lies...ffs...this is deeply disturbing she would lie about publicly avail data.
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In a meeting with @notowelfarecard and federal ALP this morning, ALP have confirmed both #BASICSCard and the #CASHLESSDEBITCARD will end if they are elected to office. A purely voluntary system will be put in place instead.
#auspol #END_INDUE #RESTORE_DIGNITY
📌ALP Pensioners task force FB here: LINK: facebook.com/protectingpens…
#ACTION_ALERT: Send Scott Morrison and the Liberals & Nationals a message - we will not be silent!

Click here to sign: stop-the-cashless-pension-card.org.au facebook.com/photo/?fbid=24…

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#auspol #cashlessdebitcard #induecard #cashlesswelfare #Politas #Vicpol #SApol #QPol #WApol #NTpol
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It takes a lot to front press and admit your dereliction of duty, lack of care and general incompetence. We should mark this moment for exactly what it is don't you think #auspol ?

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#cashlessdebitcard #induecard #LNPfail #LNPCorruptionParty #lnpdisgrace Image
📌🍂REPOST: "Why no one can believe Anne Ruston and the LNP when it comes to the Cashless Debit Card"
Link: theaimn.com/why-no-one-can…
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#auspol #cashlessdebitcard #induecard #incomemanagement #DV #LNPfail #lnpdisgrace
Yes, this is sarcasm. A response to the number of LNP's out there right now lying about age pension being on the card, ignorantly running around making public admissions to press & voters everywhere that they have been so myopically focused on 'winning' they didn't read the bill.
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No @keithjpitt the ONLY one lying is YOU.
Here is the bill YOU voted for, that passed in Dec 2020, that placed age pension in the Act as a restrictable payment. Over 81% of #Hinkler residents in your own poll SAID NO to the card including two local mayors. 1/
@BundabergNow
Age pensioners are ALREADY on the card in one trial zone. STOP telling lies, we are SICK OF LNP LIES. The FACTS speak for themselves and here it is: legislation.gov.au/Details/C2020B… YOUR BILL @keithjpitt YOU voted for it! SHAME ON YOU and anyone repeating the same lie. #auspol Image
At 11.20 into this vid local service provider for at risk youth in Bundaberg retracts her support for CDC. This is an early Bundaberg meeting run by Andrew Bartlet, then AusG. Her service has since closed, kids now homeless because she said no. LNP #1 MO.
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This from policy illiterate @J_C_Campbell today. James obviously hasn't read the legislation, didn't do a stick of research & hasn't read the bill that passed in Dec 2020, knows nothing about #cashlessdebitcard & the fact Age Pensioners are already on cards in one trial site. 🤦‍♀️ Image
@J_C_Campbell here is the bill that passed in Dec 2020:
legislation.gov.au/Details/C2020B… that put aged pension on the card as a restrictable payment.

As a result ppl of age pension age & ppl ON age pension were FORCED ONTO THE PROGRAM IN CAPE YORK.

Propagandist hack.

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So James, IT IS ALREADY HAPPENING.
The ONLY question now is can LNP be trusted with a vague 'promise' not to expand it to include MORE age pensioners around Australia.
Can we trust the LNP on this?
Absolutely NOT!
#LNP lie..its all they have EVER done about this policy.
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📌Parent in SA, denied an exit today for " school attendance" - for absences incurred through taking her disabled kid to occupational therapy and other disability related health appointments. 1/
Her 4yr olds PRESCHOOL records have been used against her, child excluded from special ed as class is full. We are supporting her to AAT appeal. This is a child who cannot SWALLOW a clear case of disability discrimination. @SenatorWong #auspol
This mum already has to pay for private OT etc and Indue won't cover it and there are NO public services in her region. She meets all criteria otherwise, it is the necessary absences that are being used to keep her on the card. @Anne_Ruston exploiting PWD for profit. #auspol
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📌DM reply: If you want to know the ALP position on #Cashlessdebitcard then ask them. Ask them to clarify, they are not being silent in their spaces or in media, they're just not being seen/heard in Murdoch press.This & other clarifying comments are on the MP's FB pages & feeds.
We are not here to promote ALP or any other party. Just to, if you like ' defend the facts' about CDC and the history of the policy. We will do a federal election HTV based on CDC positions alone when it is callled...the rest is up to people to choose for themselves.
If ALP are smart they will have people *right now* working on a gov run VIM ( voluntary income management) policy so no excuses or delay in "transitioning" people off mandatory IM cards is needed. Any repealing legislation needs an unequivocal "never again" attached. 1/
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Sadly #auspol it has become clear that @BridgetArcherMP had NO idea what she was even voting on in December 2020. FB comments show she is completely ignorant of the differences between CIM/BasicsCard & the #CashlessDebitCard. 😡
Live here, please listen: facebook.com/kathryn.wilkes…
A huge reminder that #CashlessDebitCard is *not* part of governments IM 'tree' as BasicsCard is. CDC is a stand alone *legislative exemption* to the Social Security Act. The legal and rights protections afforded ppl under Basics are GONE under CDC. #auspol
LNP deliberately confused the issues of IM/Basics/CDC during the 2019 *extension* bill, and new MP's & senators seem to have no idea the differences now.
See our senate sub here for more detail: docs.google.com/document/d/1Nr… #auspol
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*correction CSA not CPS.
#Kalmum Needless to say, if anything happens to this mother because @Anne_Ruston did not make the call & get off this card so she can flee the area there is going to be more than a maladministration case for her to face. @KalgoorliePol MUST be compelled to DO THEIR JOB.
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