A cashless welfare card trial being rolled out in Ceduna, South Australia, for people on Centrelink benefits is facing fierce opposition from the local community.
A memorandum of understanding between the Commonwealth government, the Ceduna local shire council and several Aboriginal groups was signed last year which paved the way for the card to be rolled out.
The Greens have been vehemently opposed to the card, citing the failure of the Basics Card in the Northern Territory as an example that income management doesn't work.
Formerly with BuzzFeed News, Allan Clarke is a NITV reporter based in Sydney.
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