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Legislation to Repeal Cashless Card Pass House of Reps

Legislation to repeal the Cashless Debit Card, currently being trialled in Ceduna, has passed the House of Representatives.

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Last week, the legislation was introduced to parliament, with Federal Member for Social Services, Amanda Rishworth, saying the card stigmatises and often makes participants’ lives more difficult because they cannot access the cash economy.

On Thursday, the Government closed the program to new participants after around 100 people in seven regions were being placed onto the card a week.

The legislation to end the card program will be considered by the Senate in September.

Photo: Department of Social Services