WE SAY NO TO THE CASHLESS DEBIT CARD
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We are the voices of the Australian people and we call on our Government to immediately stop the trial and roll out of the Indue LTD Cashless Debit Card.
We uphold the position of the Australian Human Rights Commission, that states the CDC Program is in violation of Human Rights Standards and as such, it is a program that fails to uphold Australian democratic and community values.
Legislation governing the card trial removes Australian citizens who have committed no crimes, from full and equal protection under Anti-Discrimination, Privacy and Consumer laws and infringes heavily upon existing Racial, Disability, Social Security Privacy and Human Rights legislation's.
We hold that any form of social or economic apartheid is unacceptable and is not reflective or representative of Australian community values or standards.
We reject the notion that the current sitting government has been empowered by the national constituancy, to force voting, taxpaying citizens to enter into financial relationships and legally binding contracts with any non government corporate entities against their will, simply because they are in lawful receipt of Social Security entitlements.
We resoundingly deplore this governments use of force and stereotypes and its use of omission and other manipulative pressures in parliament and in national media, to engineer Cashless Card Roll outs; the cost of which is being measured at this time, in human lives lost; in community division and increases in crime and predation.
Given the urgency and evident need for systemic social welfare funding in our communities, we find the multiple million dollar redirection of Taxpayer funds to this program to be evidence of wholesale economic mismangement and shortsightedness. A failure of imagination.
We call on the Australian Liberal/National Coalition to acknowledge and accept the overwhelming evidence collected over eleven years, gathered from community, academic, government and social service sectors alike, that confirms the position that programs of Forced Income Management simply do not work and have only entrenched cycles of abuse, violence addiction and poverty.
We call on the Australian Parliament to hear and raise our voice, and ask them to call upon this government to suspend all CDC operations.
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