Senate debates

Monday, 12 February 2018


Social Services Legislation Amendment (Cashless Debit Card) Bill 2017; In Committee

8:30 pm

Photo of Rachel SiewertRachel Siewert (WA, Australian Greens) Share this | Hansard source

I'm sorry, but they're simply not. In fact, I was talking to someone last week—who I'm not going to publicly name—who said if your Indue card has EFTPOS written on it, you can use EFTPOS; if not, you can't. And what I have been informed—and if this is wrong, I think you need to tell some of the participants—is that, when they were originally issued, the cards could not be used with EFTPOS; subsequently, there was a fix made and they now can, but the original cards weren't re-issued. So those that do not know to apply for a new card still cannot use EFTPOS. Sorry, I've misled the Senate a little bit—it was not last week, it was the week before last.


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