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Federal government could expand Centrelink income management



The Federal government is giving its strongest indication yet that its Centrelink income management trial could be expanded.

The Cashless Debit Card quarantines 80% of welfare payments and cannot pay for alcohol, gambling or be used to withdraw cash.

A growing number of Coalition MPs are calling for more trial sites to be announced as early as next month's budget. But the Greens and members of the Indigenous community say existing trials are yet to prove it works.