WELFARE REJECTED

West Australian Daniel Taylor is on hunger strike, concerned that the recently introduced cashless welfare card might comprise his family’s security:

Mr Taylor said he was concerned the company which administered the card, Indue, could collect and share the personal information of card holders.

“It was basically forced on us, we were given it to activate and we didn’t sign any terms and conditions,” he told NITV. “Once I read through — all of our information is shared and given to other government agencies, third parties.”

Mr Taylor, who is on the work for the dole scheme, said the community also held concerns about how the card was imposed and the lack of freedom it offered welfare recipients.

Taylor is right, of course: no strings should be attached to the distribution of other people’s money.

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