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The Government's plan to rollout the #cashlessdebitcard nationally is an ideological obsession with punishing people on income support.

Rather than wasting money and time on this card the Government should be increasing #Newstart.

There is absolutely no evidence to show that income management works and its just plain cruel to go ahead with a damaging and expensive scheme like this when we have people living in poverty on #Newstart
The community will not accept a nation wide rollout and the big four banks, Coles and Woolworths should be very wary of becoming involved in this disaster of a scheme.
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[Thread] If you haven’t heard about the #indue #cashlessdebitcard used for some #centrelink payments. Ohh boy. Strap yourself in, you’re in for a ride. The Liberal government have been “trailing” the card at 6 sites across Australia since 2016. #auspol #AuspolSoCorrupt
The sites are Ceduna, Kununurra, Wyndham, Goldfields, Bundaberg and Hervey Bay regions.
The idea is to ‘quarantine’ 80% of a persons payment onto the indue card. This is meant to stop a person from using their payment to buy alcohol, illicit drugs, make cash withdrawals or gamble. This is to “tackle” the scourges affecting communities.
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The Greens call on the Senate to reject the Gov's attempt to expand and entrench the #CashlessDebitCard following the senate inquiry report into the Bill tabling today and listen to the lived experiences of people on the card & compulsory income management in the NT.

I really hope that my Senate colleagues will listen to evidence we heard at the inquiry and not be swayed by Government propaganda and vote for people on low incomes in our communities to end this punitive and stigmatising program and oppose this Bill.

This Gov doesn't have sound evidence to justify rolling out the card in the NT or extending the trial sites. It relies on anecdotal evidence, misleading data & evaluations that are heavily criticised for their lack of rigour to support their claims that the card works.

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Always great to be in the studio with Katie Woolf @Mix1049_Darwin. Today discussing the #CashlessDebitCard which the @ScottMorrisonMP Government plans to impose on 23000 Territorians in 2020. Labor is against the expansion of the cashless debit card unless it’s voluntary.
@Mix1049_Darwin @ScottMorrisonMP "I think anything that's forced on people is always questionable especially when there's been no evidence to say that it actually works. The evidence we do see is the reverse: greater poverty, homelessness, ppl on the streets, lack of jobs in our communities." #CashlessDebitCard
@Mix1049_Darwin @ScottMorrisonMP These are the things that keep pushing people that are already in dire straits into further difficulties. We dont see any real improvement say for birthweight with children, even going to school, so it has a roll on effect in the social spehere. @Mix1049_Darwin #CashlessDebitCard
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I'll be tweeting on the #CashlessDebitCard hearing in Darwin today - follow thread here

APONT have slammed the committee’s inadequate consultation time and the lack of hearings in remote locations.

#CashlessDebitCard #Auspol
They said the unwarranted haste recalls the NT #Intervention, the injustice and trauma of the Intervention still burns with us. Once again we are not deemed worthy of consultation.

#CashlessDebitCard #Auspol
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Imagine the social segregation of not being able to attend your best friend's 40th Birthday party because it's held in a restaurant that doesn't accept #indue #CashlessDebitCard
Imagine not being able to take your mum out on Mother's Day or dad on Farther's Day for lunch or dinner because local businesses aren't pre-registered for #CashlessDebitCard #indue
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