The new Australian Government of Kevin Rudd has listened to the people of Australia and scrapped plans to introduce an Australian ID Card.
“The proposed Australian 'Access Card',
a universal ID that would be required for any Australian wishing to use
Medicare, Centrelink, the Child Support Agency, or Veterans' Affairs,
has been scrapped by the incoming Rudd Labor Government. The card would
have contained an RFID tag with the person's name, date of birth,
gender, address, signature, card number, card expiration date, and
Medicare number, but there were also provisions to add more personal
data later on. It seems that Rudd Labor is not eager to copy the American REAL ID Act.”
In the wake of the tragic
events of 9/11 in the United States, many countries are now considering
adopting national id cards.
Over the past eleven years, protest groups have been opposing
these proposals in a number of countries including Australia,
New Zealand, the Philippines, Thailand, the United Kingdom, the EU
and the United States. In recent years, attempts to create
national ID cards in the US, Korea and Taiwan have all
because of public opposition.
Now we need to get Gordon Brown to watch what is happening in Australia, take note, and scrap the ID card scheme in the UK.
For more information on the UK scheme visit NO2ID.
Say NO to ID Cards, Say NO to the Database state.