The federal government’s welfare reforms, including the Cashless Debit Card, Drug Testing and ‘Robo-debt’, unfairly target people experiencing vulnerability.
QCOSS has continued to research and consult on the federal government’s welfare reforms including:
• Consulting with Centrelink around improving the ‘Robo-debt’ process and interface
• Developing various policy statements, media releases and Senate submission on the Drug Testing Trial Bill after it split from the Welfare Reform Bill
• QCOSS is committed to staying engaged with people in the Hinkler community (Bundaberg and Hervey Bay) as the federal government’s Cashless Debit Card Trial (CDCT) rolls out, which commenced 29 January 2019. While we remain steadfastly opposed to the CDCT, we will continue to support the community by providing people affected by the trial with information about the roll out and their participation in the trial process.