Tuesday, 17 October 2017 14:52

Submission on the Social Services Legislation Amendment (Cashless Debit Card) Bill 2017

 

UnitingCare Australia welcomes the opportunity to comment on the Social Services Legislation Amendment (Cashless Debit Card) Bill 2017.

 

Our submission seeks further clarification from Government regarding specific components of the Bill and the expanded roll-out of the Cashless Debit Card.

It is our view that evaluation of the card’s implementation in the trial sites provides inconclusive evidence regarding the effectiveness of the card’s introduction alone in reducing levels of harm associated with alcohol consumption, drug use and gambling within the target communities.

Additional Info

  • Submitted to: Senate Community Affairs Legislation Committee
  • Regarding: Cashless Debit Card
  • Date Submitted: Friday, 29 September 2017
  • Contact Name: Fay Mound
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  • Contact Phone: 0406 977 114