Cashless Debit Welfare Card Trial Extended

Cashless welfare cards have been trialled across regional Australian in towns like Ceduna in South Australia and Bundaberg Queensland for the past few years.

This trial was up for a vote in the Senate last night to make the measures permanent.  There a significant divisions on the virtues of the program, and some were up in arms that the Government wanted to cement this program in prior to Christmas.

Bertin Huynh has more.

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