Their MP’s push for a trial prompts opposition from locals who fear the card will hurt the region

Residents of Hervey Bay in southern Queensland have rubbished claims that their campaign against the cashless welfare card is dominated by Sydney-based socialists, saying: “It’s local, and we’re scared.”

The federal government is expected to soon announce two new trial sites for the controversial cashless debit card, which controls the way a welfare recipient spends 80% of their social security.

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