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“Community consent” is the basis on which the Coalition politicians who introduced the Cashless Debit Card in 2015 and the Labor politicians who voted for it have always justified the program.
The charade that must be maintained is that CDC isn’t just another form of colonial violence inflicted through another racist welfare experiment, but is instead a self-determined response to challenges faced as a result of harms caused by generations of genocide & dispossession.
Responding to @Malarndirri19 during the Dec 2020 senate debate on making CDC permanent, @Anne_Ruston claimed she'd "consulted" on changes to the bill in the preceding 24 hours, but couldn't recall who with 🤔

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Our welfare system kills people.

Politicians have designed a poverty machine that punishes us financially, physically + psychologically, whilst using public funds to line the pockets of private organisations.

It is not a mistake, it is a choice. #BTPM
Our social safety net is not safe for unemployed workers #NSFUW

We must make payments above the Henderson Poverty Line #HPL

We must #AbolishMutualObligations + get rid of unemployment cops #UCAB

We must #StopTheCDC + #EndCashlessWelfare

We must break the poverty machine #BTPM
When JobSeeker payments were lifted to the Henderson Poverty Line during the pandemic unwaged, underemployed and insecure workers were able to eat regularly, look after their health, pay the bills on time and have a safe place to live. #HPL
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AUWU is proud to be a founding signatory of the @InstituteGreen #NobodyLeftBehind campaign.

Here's what it's all about:

"These times call for extraordinary measures from governments to introduce a floor below which no one in our society can fall ..."
"... to assure all people that they will not be left behind, that they will be cared for and provided with necessities of life"

"As the long and dangerous queues at #Centrelink offices and the unmanageable demand on the MyGov website demonstrate, the current approach, even with these important shifts, is insufficient"

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