Australia Scraps National ID Plan

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.


About IanPJ

Ian Parker-Joseph, former Leader of the Libertarian Party UK, who currently heads PDPS Internet Hosting and the Personal Deed Poll Services company, has been an IT industry professional for over 20 years, providing Business Consulting, Programme and Project Management, specialising in the recovery of Projects that have failed in a process driven world. Ian’s experience is not limited to the UK, and he has successfully delivered projects in the Middle East, Africa, US, Russia, Poland, France and Germany. Working within different cultures, Ian has occupied high profile roles within multi-nationals such as Nortel and Cable & Wireless. These experiences have given Ian an excellent insight into world events, and the way that they can shape our own national future. His extensive overseas experiences have made him all too aware of how the UK interacts with its near neighbours, its place in the Commonwealth, and how our nation fits into the wider world. He is determined to rebuild many of the friendships and commercial relationships with other nations that have been sadly neglected over the years, and would like to see greater energy and food security in these countries, for the benefit of all. Ian is a vocal advocate of small government, individual freedom, low taxation and a minimum of regulation. Ian believes deeply and passionately in freedom and independence in all areas of life, and is now bringing his professional experiences to bear in the world of politics.
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