Cashless welfare card expansion passes by one vote after Bass MHR Bridget Archer abstains

Adam Holmes
Updated December 7 2020 - 8:22pm, first published 5:30pm
Bass Liberal MHR Bridget Archer abstained from the cashless welfare card expansion vote which finished 62-61 in favour.
Bass Liberal MHR Bridget Archer abstained from the cashless welfare card expansion vote which finished 62-61 in favour.

The vote to make the cashless welfare card permanent in trial sites and to expand it into the Northern Territory and Cape York passed the lower house by one after Bass Liberal MHR Bridget Archer abstained.

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Adam Holmes

Adam Holmes

Journalist at The Examiner and Advocate, Tasmania

From Adelaide to south-west Victoria, Bendigo to Tasmania, I've provided in-depth stories in politics, environmental affairs, issues facing disadvantaged communities, legal affairs and much more. Contact me at adam.holmes@examiner.com.au or on Twitter at @adamholmes010

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