Cashless card plea to PM
WEST Australian indigenous and community leaders are pleading with the Prime Minister to urgently expand cashless welfare card rollouts, releasing a graphic video depicting “war zone” conditions across the state. Indigenous education worker Jean O’Reeri broke down in tears describing remote and regional communities ravaged by welfare- fuelled drug and alcohol abuse. Ms O’Reeri joined delegates to show Malcolm Turnbull the video in Canberra yesterday. The video includes footage of brutal fights among indigenous people and statistics revealing the extent of violence and sexual abuse in communities. In one town, 184 of about 500 children had been sexually assaulted.