Advertisements
& # 39; I have always been a strong supporter of cashless welfare cards - I have seen the result that has had & # 39 ;, Senator Lambie said to reporters in Canberra on Monday.

Controversial cashless welfare card is ready for a national roll-out when key figure Jacqui Lambie announces that she supports the plan

  • The government plans to expand cashless welfare card tests across the country
  • Maps used in four test sites: South Australia, Western Australia and Queensland
  • They keep 80 percent of payments in quarantine. Money is only spent on essential things
Advertisements

Welfare recipients are in the sights of the Morrison government, while the federal parliament resumes for the first time after a long winter break.

Advertisements

The coalition wants to expand cashless well-being card tests across the country and is supported by major senate crossbank Jacqui Lambie.

& # 39; I have always been a strong supporter of cashless welfare cards – I have seen the result that has had & # 39 ;, Senator Lambie said to reporters in Canberra on Monday.

& # 39; I have always been a strong supporter of cashless welfare cards - I have seen the result that has had & # 39 ;, Senator Lambie said to reporters in Canberra on Monday.

& # 39; I have always been a strong supporter of cashless welfare cards – I have seen the result that has had & # 39 ;, Senator Lambie said to reporters in Canberra on Monday.

& # 39; I will say this though, get those algorithms right, to be honest it will take you way too long to get it moving. & # 39;

Advertisements

Cashless welfare cards, which quarantine 80 percent of payments, so that they can only be spent on essentials, are currently being used at four trial locations in South Australia, Western Australia and Queensland.

Vice-opposition leader Richard Marles confirmed that Labor was still opposed to a nationwide rollout of cashless welfare cards.

& # 39; It is up to the government to explain the basis on which it sees an advantage in its rollout & # 39 ;, he told the ABC.

& # 39; The auditor general has tested the effectiveness of this. The evidence that the government quotes is really meager. & # 39;

One Nation leader Pauline Hanson is convinced that the cards work.

Advertisements

& # 39; It's actually cut back on domestic violence, people who use drugs, people who use alcohol. Children go to school, so it has worked in areas, & she said.

Senator Lambie will also support legislation for drug test recipients, but only if federal politicians are also screened for illegal substances.

& # 39; If you have nothing to hide there in that big white house, it's now your turn to do those random drug and alcohol tests, & # 39; she said.

Cashless welfare cards, which quarantine 80 percent of payments, so that they can only be spent on essentials, are currently being used at four trial locations in South Australia, Western Australia and Queensland

Cashless welfare cards, which quarantine 80 percent of payments, so that they can only be spent on essentials, are currently being used at four trial locations in South Australia, Western Australia and Queensland

Cashless welfare cards, which quarantine 80 percent of payments, so that they can only be spent on essentials, are currently being used at four trial locations in South Australia, Western Australia and Queensland

Advertisements

& # 39; What is wrong with you people, what, maybe we miss a few wines after 8 hours & # 39; at night, shall we? That keeps the backbenchers in line. & # 39;

Nationals backbencher Barnaby Joyce has no objection to MP & # 39; s being tested for medication.

& # 39; I don't think it's right for anyone to pass laws to prevent people from sticking their nose and then doing it themselves & he said to the Seven Network.

& # 39; I have absolutely no problems with drug testing from politicians. & # 39;

Marles is also happy to be tested with medication, but does not want the disadvantaged to be prosecuted under the policy.

Advertisements

& # 39; I think there is an outrage in what is being proposed here, & # 39; said the vice-opposition leader.

& # 39; We are for everything that stops people from taking drugs, and everything that puts people at work, but we need to see what the evidence is for this specific proposition.

& # 39; It is a real problem when we see the most vulnerable in our society being persecuted. & # 39;

The two-year drug testing test was to be rolled out at three locations: Logan in Queensland, Canterbury-Bankstown in NSW and Mandurah in WA.

Advertisements

. [TagsToTranslate] Dailymail