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Cashless Welfare Card funded for two more trial sites

The Cashless Welfare Card has been funded for two more trial sites, after the successful trial programs in Ceduna and the East Kimberley. 

“I’m optimistic the Cashless Welfare Card will achieve its intended outcomes in the East Kimberley, and I believe it can be successful in other regional towns in Western Australia” Ms Price said.  

“Towns with high rates of alcohol and drug abuse, driven by the welfare dollar, will now have a program to look to that can help to alleviate welfare fuelled social problems.

“There will be a decision on where the card is rolled out at a later date, after a lengthy and exhaustive consultation process. 

“The Federal Government will choose the most organised regional communities, who have indicated they would like the program rolled out in their town. 

“At the moment, the next destination for a trial site in Western Australia would most likely be somewhere in the Goldfields like Leonora, Laverton and/or Kalgoorlie.  

“It is my sincere hope that those concerned residents who want the Cashless Welfare Card in their town will speak up and contact my office, and together we can work toward rolling the program out across regional Western Australia” Ms Price said. 

“It is my understanding that there is scope for an expansion of the program at the next funding opportunity. 

“Those communities who can get organised and illustrate community support will best placed to secure the Cashless Welfare Card” Ms Price said. 


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