[LINK] Smartcard mooted for federal welfare payments

Jan Whitaker jwhit at melbpc.org.au
Tue Apr 21 18:07:01 AEST 2009

At 11:23 AM 21/04/2009, Stilgherrian wrote:
> >> A serious difficulty is that the card uses the Eftpos
> >> network, which means customers are unable to obtain a current
> >> balance or check whether money has been paid into the account.
> >
> > "Customers"?

Ah, I get it. The cardholders are customers of the businesses where 
they are trying to purchase their groceries, NOT customers of 
Centrelink per se. It may be a journalism issue rather than a govt 
language problem.


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