Cashless welfare has its merits
The debate surrounding cashless welfare cards continued with the former Chair of the Prime Minister's Indigenous Advisory Committee, Warren Mundine signalling that Cairns should facilitate a trial of the system.
Warren believes that there is merit to a system which restricts the ability of indigenous people who have alcohol abuse issues to pay for alcohol. Warren’s expertise and understanding of these issues allow him to speak with a degree of clout that the vast majority of us are unable to. Ultimately the idea around cashless welfare is not uniquely an indigenous problem but rather a general welfare concern.
Listen below to my interview with Warren