Held in late November 2018, the Cashless Debit Card Summit, held in Perth, provided a platform to share insights and the positive outcomes of the Reform Measures.   

Our Leaders from the East Kimberley Region joined representatives from Ceduna, Goldfields and other trial sites to meet with Government and Stakeholders to discuss key concepts, lessons learnt and to renew their commitment to the welfare reform policy. 

Priscilla Kelly from Job Pathways Cashless Debit Card Local Delivery Partner office in Kununurra attended the summit and appreciated the opportunity to be exposed to the views of Aboriginal Leaders from across the country.  

Among the key concepts discussed at the Summit was the emphasis on government departments and the community to continue working towards common outcomes.  There are many positive stories of the

Among the key concepts discussed at the Summit was the emphasis on government departments and the community to continue working towards common outcomes.  There are many positive stories of the Cashless Debit Card including substantial reduction on drug and alcohol related hospital admissions, a reduction in domestic violence and an increase in heathy food choices for families at local supermarkets.

Job Pathways appreciates the opportunity to be invited to the Summit and to enable our Staff to be exposed to the learnings of Aboriginal Leaders.

Priscilla states, “I believe welfare dependency is not specifically an indigenous issue but an Australian problem. I think the Cashless Debit Card is a positive initiative in the way of moving forward to becoming a self-sustainable community.”