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Indigenous people used as sacrificial lambs

1 September 2017

3:56 PM

1 September 2017

3:56 PM

There was a lot of media focus on the video of street violence that Indigenous elders from Wyndham, Roebourne and Ceduna took to Canberra in a graphic appeal for our nation’s leaders to support the implementation of the cashless debit card.

The elders believe the card — designed to minimise spending on alcohol and gambling products by quarantining 80 per cent of welfare income — is key to stemming the kind of vicious acts in the footage, which are seen in their home communities daily.

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