ID Card stoush brewing?

Gold Coast based Liberal MP Steven Ciobo copped a serve in Brisbane’s Sunday Mail for taking a taxpayer funded study tour to Britain and the USA (allegedly at a cost of around $10 000) to explore issues relating to national identity cards, when he “could have taken a $225 flight to Canberra for a briefing on…

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Search Me

Just over a month ago, I wrote a piece about the ever increasing amounts of data collection happening. As I suspected would occur, the ID card debate has recently got another push along from the Australian government. At the same time,

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Identity Politics

It was only 4 months ago that Labor & Liberal leaders were raising the possibility of national ID card. The issue has disappeared from public debate again, but I expect it will be raised again some time next year, not least because it is currently being strongly pursued in the UK.

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I is for ID Card

Peter Beattie and John Howard seem to be boosting the idea of a national ID card with the enthusiasm the major parties often seem to have (when they are in government) of giving governments more power. The Democrats – under Janine Haines’ leadership – were crucial in stopping a national ID Card being introduced in…

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