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Wednesday, 14 October 2015
Page: 7597


Senator FIFIELD (VictoriaManager of Government Business in the Senate, Minister for Communications, Minister for the Arts and Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Digital Government) (12:15): An individual who has a debit card knows that they cannot use the debit card for alcohol or gaming. That knowledge should guide people, and will guide people, as to what particular card they use to pay for which particular transactions. So someone going into a place that serves alcohol would know that they would not be able to use their debit card to purchase alcohol. I think the arrangements on the ground in individual stores are probably more straightforward because people essentially self-select on the basis of what they can and cannot purchase on the basis of whether or not they are a holder of a debit card.