Monday, 12 February 2018
Social Services Legislation Amendment (Cashless Debit Card) Bill 2017; In Committee
First of all, I don't accept your premise, Senator Cameron, that it was a substandard evaluation. I do confirm that the cost was $1.6 million. The evaluation stated that the card had shown considerable positive impact in communities, including 48 per cent of drug takers using fewer drugs, 41 per cent of drinkers drinking less and 48 per cent of gamblers gambling less.