The Federal Government's plan to drug-test welfare recipients has been slammed by anti-poverty advocates who say it is a discriminatory tool for profiling vulnerable people.
The plan includes a trial scheme, starting next year, which will see 5,000 new welfare recipients tested for illegal drugs.
Those who come up positive will be placed on a cashless debit card for their payments, or even have their benefits removed for a period of time.
But what is apparent is it is not too hard to find Centrelink recipients who would fail a drug test.
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