Jury still out on East Kimberley cashless welfare cards
Written on the 29 August 2016There are conflicting reports about the effectiveness of cashless welfare cards in the East Kimberley, with some reporting a decline in binge drinking and others claiming there has been "dirty dealing" and "rorting" going on.
The Federal Government issued the bank-cards to around 1,200 welfare recipients in Kununurra and Wyndham about four months ago as part of a trial aimed at reducing gambling, violence, and child neglect.
Source: ABC Kimberley, Erin Parke
PHOTO: Elder Ted Carlton said many locals were doing "dirty deals" with their cards. (ABC News: Erin Parke)
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