Protests: Cashless welfare card 'against human rights'?
Written on the 6 November 2016
On the day that Human Services released a report card on the cashless welfare card trials in South Australia and East Kimberley showing a reduction in admissions to sobering up units and ambulance call-outs, Prime Minister Turnbull faced protest on the prospect of a wider regional rollout while in Ceduna.
One protester, Susan Thistelton, said the card was "against human rights" because of the severe restrictions it placed on welfare recipients' access to cash. However, she said the card needed to be redesigned, not dumped.
Source: Sydney Morning Herald
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