Coalition move could lift the proportion of recipients’ welfare that is quarantined from 50% to 80%

The Greens have blasted the Coalition’s decision to extend the cashless welfare card to every person on income management in the Northern Territory, potentially lifting the proportion of recipients’ welfare that will be quarantined.

On Monday the family and social services minister, Paul Fletcher, announced that from January 2020 nearly 22,500 people on income management will move from the BasicsCard to the cashless debit card.

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