The cashless welfare card is coming to Bundaberg

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The federal government announced on Thursday that the cashless welfare card will be extended to the division of Hinkler, in an effort to reduce youth unemployment.

Local Federal MP Keith Pitt says this move will help reduce youth welfare dependency, as Bundaberg has the highest welfare cost in the country.

But Sociologist Eva Cox says restricting the majority of young Australian’s welfare payments to a cashless debit cards will not solve the social issue of drug, alcohol and gambling abuse.

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Friday, September 22 2017
Produced By Tamera Francis and Danielle Daley
Featured in storyEva Cox - Social CommentatorEwen Kloas - Vice-President, Australian Unemployed Workers Union
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