CEO Ian Yates @COTAAustralia is lying to people.

It's not social media, its Federal legislation that lists Age Pension in the Act as a restrictable payment: classic.austlii.edu.au/au/legis/cth/c…

Minister has confirmed 20 OPA's are on cards right now 14 had no choice. cpsa.org.au/article/20-age… Image
The Age Pension was included as a MANDATORY restrictable payment in for the NT and Cape York regions in the Social Security Act on the passing and assent of Continuation Bill 2020.
An exemption for NT and other trial sites was amended to the bill, not for Cape York.

#FACT Image
Not only is it ON their agenda, it is happening RIGHT NOW right in front of peoples faces and Mr Yates et al had better catch up. Fast.

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It is deeply concerning to see that the CEO of the largest pensioner group in the nation is one; so ill informed and seemingly blind to the machinations of LNP and the legislation about this card and two, so willing to throw Aboriginal aged pensioners under a bus to save face.
Here is the MINISTERS response to the #QON from ALP's Nita Green. NOTE PLEASE: Referral by the FRC/QLD Commission who are ultimately governed by the federal Gov, is NOT a 'voluntary' or consensual process. #HobsonsChoice
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Anne Ruston can pass the buck to the FRC all she wants, it remains, she said NO age pensioner would be forced onto the card and NONE of these people WOULD be on the #cashelssdebitcard now if not for the passing of Continuation Bill 2020. #Fact
At some point the message has to sink in. After six years, we are calling out all these 'organisations' and 'services' and asking them to DO THEIR DAMN JOBS and stop leaving it up to us. Start reading for yourselves, it is all there in black and white. WE have not lied. LNP are.
Here, written into legislation, you can clearly see the demarcation between a VOLUNTARY participant and a 'program participant' ie: someone who has no choice. Src: classic.austlii.edu.au/au/legis/cth/c…

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124PGE and 1234PGD are regional designations for NT and Cape York. Each roll out region has them.
A *single line* caveat is all that prevents wider Age Pension inclusion in the program for most other trial sites. NT is subject to Ministers new power to change 'transition' rules.

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