Disability

CASHLESS DEBIT CARD TRIAL

HON JACQUI BOYDELL (Mining and Pastoral — Deputy Leader of the Nationals WA) [1.09 pm]: I move — That this house —

(a)  notes the operation of the cashless debit card—CDC—in the East Kimberley and goldfields regions of Western Australia;

(b)  recognises the positive social, health and financial impacts of the trial;

(c)  notes the strong community support for continuation of the trial; and

WA DISABILITY SUPPORT AWARDS

HON ALISON XAMON (North Metropolitan) [9.46 pm]: I rise because I want to acknowledge the WA Disability Support Awards for this year, which was held on Saturday night. I was very privileged to attend and in attendance was also the Minister for Disability Services, Hon Stephen Dawson, as well as the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Disability Services, Reece Whitby, and Patrick Gorman, the federal member for Perth. It was a terrific night.

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