Social Issues

Cashless debit card a distraction from raising Newstart

Posted on: Thu 6 Feb 2020

The Australian Council of Social Service has criticised the Federal Government’s announcement that it plans to expand the cashless debit card scheme nationwide, despite opposition to the card in the Senate.

Raise the Rate Campaign Coordinator, Pas Forgione, explains what the announcement means for those accessing income support as well as the updated call by ACOSS to raise the rate of Newstart.

Produced by Lisa Burns

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