📌 WHY YOU SHOULD CARE ABOUT INDUE CARDS:
The Indue Ltd Income Management Card, otherwise known as 'the cashless welfare card'
Ceduna, Goldfields and Hinkler electorates and despite being introduced by government as a 12-month trial, the policy is now in its fifth year of operation.
It doesn't work to solve problems: Every report, both government and independent on the card trials to date, has shown the Indue Income Management Card has not achieved the results which are being claimed by the Federal Government.
Recent reports show that in regions under forced third party income management, people are suffering and people are being driven to suicide.
Human Rights Abuses: The Indue Income Management card infringes on five articles of non-discrimination law and other articles of human rights legislation. The AHRC writing in five senate submissions, has stated repeatedly that this policy does not meet Australian human rights standards or obligations.
As you can see, there is no sector of Australian society and no sector in the fight for social justice that is not directly impacted by the advent and expansion of Indue Income Management policy.
📌 The three causes that guide the SN7 and NCDCA are:
To amplify the voices of people being impacted negatively by the Indue Income Management Card policy.
To investigate and promote the policy's role in segregation of people on centrelink from the law and to highlight ongoing centlelink privatisation. issues.
To overcome propaganda and explain
to the public the differences between simple cashless-ness and forced
third party income management cards.
Thanks to people who follow and support No Cashless Welfare Debit Card Australia and the Say No Seven group, a fight back against this draconian policy and the ideology driving it is happening. From contributing to the end of bipartisan support for the policy in 2017, to sabotaging plans for the national rollout in 2018, to raising noise levels so loud Hinkler rollout became a limited shadow of the policy itself, for five years we have been fighting tooth and nail to combat the government narrative and share the facts about this policy and its impacts.
WE ARE THE LIVING WEDGE holding the door for YOU TO GET INFORMED AND ACT!
We've spoken in Senate, impacted the social narrative and myth busted our way to a widening support base. While we have had some success in delaying the roll outs and impacting the agenda thus far, we need your support and urgent help now. We call upon our readers and allies to take the time to get informed and learn about the local and national impacts of "life on the card". We need to lift the roof of silence, educate and demand public attention and awareness and we urge you to gather your resources to support and participate in this vital grassroots effort too.