Major Centrelink change is set to kick in next WEEK after a significant vote in Parliament
- Centrelink’s cashless debit card could be scrapped in the coming days
- Labor government bill to abolish the card passed the Senate on Tuesday night
- The card quarantines 80 per cent of a welfare recipient’s income
- Prevents them from using the money on gambling or alcohol
The controversial cashless debit card has been all but axed, paving the way for thousands in remote communities to come off the card next week.
Sitting late into the night, the government secured the votes needed in the Senate to scrap it.
The amended bill will now return to the Labor-controlled lower house, where it will need to pass once again before it can become law.