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 October 1, 2015  Non-U.S.

Bridie Jabour reports:

The proposed cashless welfare card could breach the right to privacy and indirectly discriminate against Indigenous people, women and people with disabilities, according to the bipartisan human rights committee.

Under the plan, people on the unemployment payment Newstart, the youth allowance, the disability support payment and carers’ allowance payments would receive 20% of their benefits as cash and the rest would be locked on a debit card that could not be used to buy alcohol or gamble.

Read more on The Guardian.

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