Prime Minister Anthony Albanese will keep its election promise to abolish cashless debit cards for jobseekers in some regional areas.

The idea is similar to the debit card in the UK, where refugees are the most affected.

The debit cards have been in the spotlight since the program started, showing disadvantaged Australians are the most vulnerable, such as First Nations women.

Produced By: Eduardo Jordan

Featured In Story: Mirella Atherton – Lecturer in Law at the University of Newcastle

First aired on The Wire, Thursday 8 September 2022