Heidi Braithwaite - Courier Mail
Federal member for Rankin Jim Chalmers said he could not confirm whether Logan would be chosen to trial the cards which were aimed at preventing welfare payments being spent on alcohol and gambling.
He said the policy had the potential to affect the Logan community and that he was urgently seeking more details of the proposal before he came to a concrete view.
“In principle, targeted income management can be helpful for vulnerable people in our area and especially those dealing with drug and alcohol abuse.
“I don’t think that everyone on income support requires income management but I know from engaging with our community that we should have an open mind to better targeting our assistance.”