Friday, 21 May 2021

No-way Albo’s position on Cashless Debit Card: Do nothing

Federal Member for Hinkler Keith Pitt has slammed Labor opposition leader Anthony Albanese who stated in a radio interview this week that Labor will scrap the Cashless Debit Card if elected.

“Each-way Albo has become no-way Albo. What’s very clear is Labor’s position is to do nothing.

“If the Cashless Debit Card was stopped, it would mean no way to support kids who are missing out on the essentials of life, and no way to try and ensure that the support provided by the taxpayer is not wasted on gambling or alcohol.

“The Cashless Debit Card has been strongly supported, right across the electorate, it’s made a real difference, we intend for it to continue, the Labor Party and each-way Albanese is looking to cancel it.

“Everything I’ve seen locally is very supportive, we know that the Cashless Debit Card works, we know that it makes a difference, we know that it supports people who find themselves in difficult circumstances. That’s the feedback we’ve got from any number of frontline service providers.

“It’s a tool in the toolkit, we’ve never claimed it’s a silver bullet solution to the challenges we have, but it makes a difference across our region and that’s why I’ve been so supportive.

“The Cashless Debit Card is a real change in terms of the level of technology, provided and is substantially different to the Basics Card, it is far more advanced and far better supported. Anthony Albanese is out there saying no way, no way to doing things that work.”

“This is about actually doing something, each-way Albanese, his solution is to do nothing.”

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