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Cashless debit card: review fails to find proof Coalition welfare scheme reduces social harm

A report from Adelaide University on the Cashless Debit Card program follows from other inquires in casting doubt on the suitability and effectiveness of the controversial government program.

“As I recall, the cashless debit card was going to get people to find work, stop gambling, stop drinking and stop taking illicit drugs,” “Their evaluation supports none of these grand claims.”

Reporter: Luke Henriques-Gomes

Read the story on the Guardian

Read about the Cashless Credit Card on ANTaR’s blog

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Alice Springs Grog Summit

ANTaR NT's David Cooper attended the Alice Springs Grog Summit held on 30 and 31 July.  Read the APONT Communique outlining the proceedings and identified priority areas here.  Summit delegates agreed that there was an urgent need for action and better evidence to address alcohol related harm both in Alice Springs and across the NT.

 

 

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