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'I feel I'm a lesser person': Living on the cashless welfare card

'I feel I'm a lesser person': Living on the cashless welfare card

8.10.2019

'I feel I'm a lesser person': Living on the cashless welfare card

The Federal Government 's cashless welfare card trial in Central Queensland is getting mixed reviews, with charities and community organisations saying there are signs of improvement but participants are less enthusiastic.

She said if card users were experiencing problems, they should speak to the department.

"How could someone get upset at that if they're trying to do the right thing?"

"In three days we would get 30, maybe 36 people through emergency relief, previously. Now we would probably see 12 a week.

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'oh yeah they can just apply to us for extra cash if they need it' - that won't work if the person wants something on Gumtree. By the time they get through all the red tape and application BS the item is probably long spoken for. If individuals want to volunteer great.This won't stop addiction,sounds more like control.Controlling cash 10k & above a few bucks & below, this will expand given time.1 country even has a 'frivolous' spending law for 'all' citizens who gets to decide what is frivolous spending😃

certain cases should be aloud certain circumstances not all are the same, please stop treating people like their all scamming the scammers can anyone assist this family in anyway, may be center link have any compassion, innocent family obviously, cashless card, what they think, screwing everyone over all for a surplus yet interest rates lowest, government bureaucrats treat people like cattle, numbers

know why, those who choose drug alcohol before anything else to supress bad memory which actually only compounds a vicious circle more until sobriety, usually at some sort of cost to all sadly, & some for power money ego control, a fake waste of life Sorry don't believe that seriously , what it means you will buy food using card and not spend cash on Cigs & Booz.

I haven’t used cash for at least two years, I don’t spend money on booze, drugs, tobacco or gambling...and I don’t feel like a lesser person Or perhaps say thankyou to those taxpayers whose money and time they are losing to support your life decisions You show your true colours by having more kids to get a pay rise from welfare. Can't afford kids but expects tax payers to foot the bill. What a disgrace.

You should just be handed lashings and lashings of cash to do with as you see fit. You’ve earned it 👏🏻 Should have stopped breeding

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Cashless welfare card aside, what a profoundly stupid person: four children and living below the poverty line. The planet is dying from a gross excess of sapiens and this clown thinks it has the right to keep popping them out, while expecting others to pay for them. 'I'm losing out on interest that I could potentially be building up in my savings account if I'd been able to transfer that.'

Where is the humility? Why aren't people simply grateful that they're able to get financial support? If you can accept you're being helped, rather than demanding what's yours, it changes the mindset completely Moving story, great dignity from the card users and uncomfortable commentary from the local support worker. The 'deserving poor' keeps springing to mind when I hear advocates for the card. Unethical IMO

That is so unfair. They just want to keep everyone down. You are only on the welfare card because every user means riches for the ex Liberal MP who runs the business. Expect it to go to aged pensioners as well or those who are unwell, because their mates make more money! More click bait. There is always someone whingeing about something.

Hang on, the ABC told us 2 weeks ago that girls were missing school because they can't afford tampons. How can this be when their parents get hundreds or thousands of $ a fortnite in FTB/Parenting Payments? ABC has proved we need cashless welfare card ScottMorrisonMP Stop having bundle of children and get a job perhaps?

Card overseen by company run by LNP old boys. Government manages to monetise misery and demonise welfare recipients at same time. And gives the bogan right someone to punch down on. Yep, this is who we are now. auspol

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I love the cashless welfare cards it helps to remind those among us that government is not your friend and what’s to control your life.🥰 🧐And think about it🤔 is it your money or money that the government has stolen from someone else🤔 Get a job Really? I’m okay with it. The ABC cherry picking stories once again.

Modern day financial slavery. Along with looming neg interest rates and the cash ban agenda it is just another measure to completely control the masses. Anyone who say it is a good idea should be careful what they wish for. We are. That’s exactly how the government wants it too this is not only humiliating for the recipient but hurtful for local economies, the cash purchases at opshops ,garage sales, small businesses.. Ill conceived, costly & designed to hurt and the hurt flows through to the communities

It’s a complex issue. I honestly see why people consider it a good idea. Drug and alcohol abuse, and gambling can be such massive problems. However, for those who don’t have these issues they may feel villainized and not be able to control their own finances. She should get some money off her husband It’s not looking like it will be permanently implemented so don’t worry. It doesn’t have the support.

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In practical terms is someone meant to ring Centrelink to tell them they need an increase to the 20% available cash, bc they want to buy something on Gumtree, then what? How do they prove that is what they want it for? A receipt, photo? FakeFlexibility BogusReferenceGroup Maybe the humiliation will be enough incentive to find a job.

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