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    The Government Announced It Will Be Drug Testing Centrelink Clients And People Are Pissed

    "Drug use is a mental health issue. Drug testing trials for welfare recipients is embarrassing work Australia."

    Australian treasurer Scott Morrison has announced that as part of the 2017/18 budget, thousands of people who sign up for welfare will be drug tested.

    People were rather taken aback by the announcement.

    Drug use is a mental health issue. Drug testing trials for welfare recipients is embarrassing work Australia. #Budget2017

    drug testing welfare recipients is important because we cannot afford to have people trying to escape the shitty reality we condemn them to.

    Yep, drug users are just 'rorting the system' - not dealing w/ issues or trying to get a bit of pleasure out of life. #Budget2017

    Oh wow, trial to drug test welfare recipients, who will be put on cashless debit card if they test positive

    And many, many, many people had their own suggestion: if we're going to drug test welfare recipients before they are allowed to take public funds, maybe we should also drug test politicians.

    Who uses drugs: people with disposable income. Who doesn't have disposable income: dole recipients. #budget2017

    While you're drug testing job seekers, maybe do a few random swabs of advisers credit cards in Parliament #Budget2017

    Maybe they should drug test parliament first. https://t.co/p7mUeuhTPJ

    if welfare recipients are drug tested before receiving govt funds, then drug test the entire public service, parl. included. #Budget2017

    If the Govt is going to drug test citizens who exist on Commonwealth handouts, can they start with MPs? #budget2017

    Greens leader Richard Di Natale said that drug testing welfare recipients will only stigmatise them further.