The Cashless Welfare Card
For anyone in Queensland Australia wanting to get involved in an active Telegram group “Freedom Cells Queensland” https://t.me/joinchat/2zarnf2FuAA4NDRl and another related group is “Solutions For Humans” https://t.me/joinchat/WeHPTzmOC0Y1NDRl
I do not regard myself as an “activist” and I often see activism movements being co-opted by opportunism and other bad actors using issues for leverage on the road to control the narrative and legitimacy of a core principle that is at the heart of the concern.
That said the telegram group “Activism awareness Australia” https://t.me/activistaustralia reported on an issue that I am now looking into that, if it is as claimed, the Cashless Welfare Card dovetails so neatly into the reset agenda of control and digital surveillance through technology in the hands of the state and its controllers.
Do you know about the Cashless Welfare Card? Commonly known as the Indue Card.
It was original conceived under the premise of addressing drug and alcohol problems in indigenous communities. The cashless debit card (CDC), is about more than ‘helping social security recipients that are alcoholics, and, or drug and gambling addicts to get help’, narrative. This is about the privatisation of government services via taxpayer-funded infrastructure, set up by a private operator, Indue Ltd (Indue).
To start the Cashless Welfare Card CDC trials the government had to first get around Social Security Laws. These laws were designed to protect social security recipients from third parties taking payment from them without their consent. They did this by making changes to the Social Security (Administration) Act 1999 inside of the CDC legislation with the: ‘Social Security Legislation Amendment (Debit Card Trial) Bill 2015’.
Those on the CDC receive 20% of their payment into their own bank account, while the other 80% is transferred to private operator, Indue, making it the legal property of Indue. It’s also important to know that because Indue is not a bank, they don’t have to answer to anyone, they’re also not signatories to the Centrelink Code of Operation or the ePayments code.
John Howard also had to make changes within the Social Security (Administration) Act 1999, for the NT Intervention to occur, more about this and the origin of income management in Australia, here.
You need to know about this Cashless Welfare Card. You need to understand how it works, who benefits from it and what it does to people.
MAKE NO MISTAKE, IT WILL AFFECT YOU.
Maybe not today, but definitely in your future.
The Indue Card the Cashless Welfare Cardis not about supporting people, it is about making YOU a commodity.
“The ‘Cashless Debit Card Technology Report, in 2017 by Andrew Forrest’s Minderoo Foundation, and its working group of senior executives from the banking and retail sectors, have set out a blueprint for the government. It includes the CDC becoming a multi-issuer card opening it up for the banks to issue cards, for commercial tie-ins with reward partners such as AFL and supermarkets for loyalty schemes; CDC’s with commercial branding on it; CDC training rolled into the Responsible Service of Alcohol; and the monetisation of the data relating to the CDC; if there’s a buck to be made, it’s been thought of.”
READ THE REPORT HERE
This article was published 2 years ago but is still relevant information on the Indue card and the CDC Cashless Debit Card. The trials have been running since 2016 and with the current suite of amendments passed; are due to expire at the end of 2022.
The real possibility is that the card and its use will be to extend it to ALL Australian pensioner recipients – including age, disability etc. Again there is the big brother aspect of we the government think you the people cannot be trusted to look after yourself so in your best interest and the “good of all,” we will control your ability to access funds you need for your choices of lifestyle.
The plan by the Liberal and National Party has always been for the CDC to be rolled out nationally for those of working age, it’s articulated very clearly in both of Andrew Forrest’s reviews. Billions of dollars can potentially become the property of Indue or the banks to dole out to social security recipients. His 2017 report also makes it very clear that government subsidies for businesses is expected for further implementation of the CDC. The Nationals also voted in August last year for every Australian under 35 years on a Parenting payment, Newstart Allowance and Youth Allowance to be put on the CDC.
You may be in a position where the type of card I am referring to here in this article may not be something you would have to be concerned about due to your financial status and health. But like all things the state implements under the guise of care and concern for “the good of all,” the thin edge of the wedge is allowing ANY restrictions of access to the public purse with a decision made by faceless bureaucrats in bed with corporate interests.