Cashless welfare card for Broome?

Written on the 16 January 2017

The Federal Government is remaining tight-lipped about whether it will expand the use of a cashless welfare card, amid more reports of people dodging the trial scheme and the restrictions it imposes.

Key points:

  • No decision to extend trial, Department of Social Services says
  • Broome joins Port Hedland in voicing interest about joining trial
  • Some welfare recipients allegedly changing address to avoid card
  • Year-long trials of the card are due to wrap up in Ceduna and the East Kimberley in March and April.

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Source: ABC Kimberley


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