Politics

First Round of Drug Testing for Welfare Recipients

Posted on: Thu 24 Aug 2017

“There’s no doubt that the way that we treat people on benefits in this country is radically different to the way we treat banking executives for example or politicians themselves. There seems to be a reversal of the burden of proof.” – Ben Eltham

The Government’s controversial plan to drug test welfare recipients has been announced to begin in January

Ben Eltham, National Affairs Correspondent for New Matilda, joined Ian Newton to speak about the hypocrisy of the governments actions in this area as well as enrolment for the postal plebiscite and ongoing dual citizenship scandals in the parliament.

Produced by Tom Jordan

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