Over The Wall Ep 7: Adam Bandt Greens MP discusses cashless welfare cards

Thursday, 2 November 2017 - 7:50am to 8:00am
Over the Wall on 3CR is glad to speak to Greens Senator Adam Bandt to gain his insights into the cashless welfare card.

Over The Wall Ep 7: Adam Bandt Greens MP discusses cashless welfare cards

There are large regional areas in most states of Australia already being forced to use Centrelink cashless welfare cards. Examples of areas in trial phases one two and three include: New England NSW, Goldfields WA, East Kimberley, Ceduna SA, areas in Northern Territory. The list of places is too long to list fully in this introduction. There are already a huge number of group sites set up on Facebook to oppose trials of the cashless card in their areas.

Just do a Facebook search for NO CASHLESS WELFARE CARD AUSTRALIA and No WELFARE CARD and you will see heaps of local community memebrs- local people vocally opposing the impact of cashless cards in their areas of Australia.

The Cashless cards quarantine 80% of benefits for the cashless cards.

The cards are rolled out universally to all welfare recipients in trial areas. The assumption by the government is put everyone on welfare on cashless cards- to stop social issues. This is discrimantory- as the cashless welfare card impacts all people on welfare in trial areas, regardless of whether they have an issue with income management.

Over the Wall on 3CR is glad to speak to Greens Senator Adam Bandt to gain his insights into the cashless welfare card.

 

Related Facebook Campaigns on Cashless Welfare Card:

No Cashless Welfare Card Australia

No welfare Card South Australia

Say No to Cashless Welfare Cards NSW

No Cashless Welfare Debit Card Victoria

Say NO to the welfare debit card Ceduna

Say NO to WElfare Debit Card Perth

Cashless Welfare Card Say No

No Cashless Welfare Card Townsville

 

RELATED ARTICLES:

The cashless welfare card may not be quite the success it seems

Peter Martin, Sydney Morning Herald

http://www.smh.com.au/comment/the-cashless-welfare-card-may-not-be-quite-the-success-it-seems-20170905-gybm0q.html

 

Cashless welfare card to be rolled out in Bundaberg and Hervey Bay

Christopher Knaus, The Guardian

https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2017/sep/21/cashless-welfare-card-to-be-rolled-out-in-bundaberg-and-hervey-bay

 

Cashless welfare card rollout gets mixed reception from possible WA trial town Laverton

Jarrod Lucas and Sam Tomlin, ABC News

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-08-22/no-decision-yet-on-cashless-card-third-trial/8827944

Over The Wall
Monday 7:49am to 8:00am
Over The Wall is broadcast as part of 3CR's Monday Breakfast at 7.50am. Informing people of changes within government services that impact upon the social safety net, and how to better deal with bureaucracy and how to protect your rights. Over the Wall offers some simple tools to fight back and defend yourself against a system that penalises people already disadvantaged by poverty and significant health conditions.

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Peter Davis and Duncan Graham

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