Welfare card law to be introduced

19th Aug 2015

The federal government hopes trials of cashless welfare cards will stop gambling, and drug and alcohol abuse in remote communities.

Parliamentary secretary Alan Tudge will introduce a bill to parliament today, authorising trial sites to begin from February next year with Ceduna in South Australia earmarked as the first.

Mr Tudge has told reporters in Canberra the cost will be less than the Basics Card which operates in other parts of Australia.

 

source: html#sthash.UotI9GTA.dpuf: http://www.skynews.com.au/news/national/2015/08/19/welfare-card-law-to-be-introduced

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