So I'm curious on what your opinions are on the Basics Card being implemented in some areas of Australia?
From what I understand Centrelink puts a % of your benefit on the card to be used for food, bills etc. The amount that was being reported was between 50% and 70% of the persons payment.
To me it sounds like a good idea as then money isn't misused.
But it's also taking away peoples rights as an adult to choose how they spend their money. I think maybe people who do the right thing with their benefit would be pretty annoyed being told where they can spend their payment as only certain stores accept the card.
But then I suppose if your getting a benefit you should be happy that it's their for the neccesity's (sp) in life and if you want to spend money on luxury items then you need to look at getting a job.
I'll be interested to read your opinions on this subject. smile