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Turnbull tightens grip on welfare dollars

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September 14, 2017

Some Nationals MPs are pushing for a wider rollout of the cashless welfare trial.

A group of Nationals MPs is pushing for a widespread rollout of the cashless welfare card.

"The taxpayers of Australia don't give that money to people to put through the pokies, to drink excessively and to purchase illegal substances," Parkes MP Mark Coulton told ABC radio on Thursday.

The card, which is being trialled in three locations around the country, quarantines a large proportion of welfare payments and cannot be used to pay for alcohol or gambling.

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