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The Forum > General Discussion > Stopping welfare payments to those who refuse to take a drug test. Why?

Stopping welfare payments to those who refuse to take a drug test. Why?

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"Australians on unemployment benefits will lose their payments if they refuse to take a drug test, under a new plan from the federal government."

http://au.finance.yahoo.com/news/newstart-benefits-to-lose-welfare-if-they-say-no-to-drug-testing-073212451.html

Besides thinking this has been put up as a distraction from the sliding state of the economy I fail to see the reasoning behind it. I would understand if a refusal meant you went straight on to a cashless card as is the proposal for those who do not pass the test. But why should a refusal end up with even more punitive outcomes?
Posted by SteeleRedux, Wednesday, 11 September 2019 7:36:36 PM
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No test, no money ! Introduce a National Service as well. Time to rid ourselves of useless morons ! Same should go for those with body Art that makes them unemployable.
Posted by individual, Thursday, 12 September 2019 7:38:50 AM
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Here's a chance for payback for all the insults this bloke has ladled out to all of you who have tried to reason with him.
Posted by ttbn, Thursday, 12 September 2019 9:09:35 AM
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SR,

I hardly use actual money these days. I was paying a bill yesterday and the Aus Post lady asked if I wanted cash out. I said no, on reflex. So I have no problem with any welfare recipient, even including Age Pensioners, being put on a cashless card system. And after all, it still allows a percentage, I think 30 % ? in cash, which I would never get around to spending.

There are many advantages to such a system: one is less likely to be robbed if one has only a card. Shops don't have to carry large amounts of cash, and shopkeepers don't have to spend valuable time going to the bank. In any case, you can pay bill on-line these days as well, so what's the fuss ?

Joe
Posted by Loudmouth, Thursday, 12 September 2019 9:13:10 AM
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Dear Loudmouth,

With respect mate you haven't addressed my question. Why not just put refusals straight on to the cashless system rather than automatically stripping money from them for a month?
Posted by SteeleRedux, Thursday, 12 September 2019 9:16:45 AM
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All this bs is by design in order to have more control over a populace.
It's almost as if 'incompetence' was a part of policy makers job description.
That's what got us here.

Money flushed away by idiotic progressive agendas, and that's CLOWARD AND PIVEN.
How many times must I say it?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cloward-Piven_strategy

Sometimes to figure out whats wrong you need to go further up the chain.
Posted by Armchair Critic, Thursday, 12 September 2019 9:32:12 AM
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