New guest blog: Cashless welfare card experiments – regulating vice and virtue?

January 12, 2016     Leave a Comment

In our new blog Dr Shelley Bielefeld from the Australian National University considers the controversial introduction of cards to replace cash welfare payments. The Australian Government’s cashless welfare card policy experiments have been contested terrain since they were first introduced as part of the Northern Territory Emergency Response in 2007. Originally applicable only to Aboriginal welfare recipients there, cashless welfare cards (referred to in national debate as ‘income management’) have since been expanded and now operate in multiple Australian jurisdictions. Read Shelley’s blog

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