Representatives from Gidarjil Development Corporation say controversial card will ‘punish’ everyone who receives welfare payments

Community representatives from Bundaberg, one of the towns in Queensland slated to be placed on the cashless welfare card, have told a Senate committee hearing they have not been properly consulted and do not support the rollout of the card.

Representatives from the Gidarjil Development Corporation, the largest Indigenous organisation in Bundaberg, told the hearing it was unfair to “punish” everyone who received welfare payments by placing them on the card.

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