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Cashless welfare card experiments – regulating vice and virtue?

13th January 2016

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Dr Shelley Bielefeld was the inaugural Braithwaite Fellow and is currently a visiting fellow at RegNet. She has expertise in social justice issues affecting Australia’s First Peoples.

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Originally introduced in 2007 in the Northern Territory, cashless welfare cards are set to become more widespread with the Forrest Review’s Healthy Welfare Card. In this blog, inaugural Braithwaite Scholar at RegNet Shelley Bielefeld, examines the impact of the cashless welfare card system and its disproportionate impact on Australia’s First Peoples.

Read the entire blog on the Welfare Conditionality blog.

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