Last year the Liberal Party and Labor Party ganged up (again) to legislate for “cashless welfare card trials” aka another patronising, paternalistic and ideologically driven attempt to manage the money and hence lives – of people living below or near the poverty line on income support.

The Government will put 80 per cent of a person’s income support on a “cashless card” — leaving just 20 per cent spare to withdraw as cash. According to the Government, it’s meant to stop people spending money on alcohol, drugs and gambling… It won’t. 

This is a form of compulsory income management and evidence shows that doesn't work. What it will do is take choice, control and dignity away from people trying to live off very little.

Add your name below to send a message to the Libaral and Labor Party.

Have the courage to reverse your position and abandon trials that will highly likely lead to a broader roll out of this destructive scheme that will hurt so many.