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Basics card ‘degrading’

Feb 18, 2010 | 1 Comment

Basics card 'degrading'

Income rationing has been described as ‘degrading’ by a pensioner at a Senate inquiry in Alice Springs, reports ABC News. Income rationing was introduced under the Federal Government’s 2007 intervention into indigenous affairs to ensure that social security payouts were spent on food and household needs. Under the system aboriginal welfare recipients receive a “basics card” which creates credit from part of their social security that they are allowed to spend in som...Read more