It is not about punishing people at all. It is about making government money accountable. I don't know if this system will work or should be implemented. However, Australia can not continue to support the non-working etc without any limitations. I'm am certainly not saying that all people on welfare are doing the wrong thing with the payments they receive. It just can't be seen as their money as it isn't, it is the tax paying communities, so therefore there needs to be some restrictions to how it is spent and what the money is intended for i.e. children, rent, food, electricity etc. I'm sure from my understanding of the system is that participants still receive some cash for other items. From what I also understand it is not in regards to FTB just Newstart etc.