Uprise Radio - Episode #2 - Morrison's War on Welfare and the Cashless Debit Card

Wednesday, 2 October 2019 - 5:30pm to 6:00pm
Cashless Cards - Racist and Classist

Episode 2 of Uprise Radio covered the Morrison Government's continued attacks on Australia's most vulnerable - from illegal Robo-Debts, to draconian demerit systems that withhold payments, to drug-testing and the systemic failure of the Jobseeker network. These techiniques of demonising and attacking the poor are used around the world to divide the working class and distract from the true causes of widespread inqequality. 

The prime focus of the epsiode is the planned expansion of the 'Indue' Cashless Debit Card. Currently 35,000 Australians, many of whom are indigenous, are already saddled with this oppresive and demeaning scheme which quarantines 80% of income support - with horrendous results. The government are aiming to expand this cashless system to every government support recipient under the age of 35. Meg, Jackson and James are joined by Amanda from Facebook activist group  "The Say No Seven" who have been fighting the CDC since it's inception. 

Also featuring music from Pema International, Ty Segall and The Dils and audio from Juice Media and David Lloynhelm. 

Wednesday 5:30pm to 6:00pm
A radical current affairs program providing a critical analysis of a topic in the news cycle that deserves closer inspection.

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James Brennan & Jackson McInerney.

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