Social Issues

Reflections on Ceduna welfare card trial

Posted on: Thu 30 Mar 2017

The federal government recently announced that the use of cashless welfare cards in Ceduna would continue, hailing the year-long trial a success.

The card limits people’s access to cash, with eighty percent of their welfare payments quarantined to a card that cannot be used to buy alcohol or to gamble.

Last year, Small Change spoke to Kokatha Elder and Ceduna resident Sue Coleman who had been protesting the roll-out of the trial.

A year on, Bonnie Parker caught up with Sue to see if her opinion of the card has changed at all.

 

Produced by Bonnie Parker.

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