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The haunting certainties of Australian Digital ID

3 January 2024

3:30 AM

3 January 2024

3:30 AM

Of what can we be certain regarding the two Digital ID Bills opened by our federal government to public comment last month?

We can be certain that the federal government appears frantic to vote it through. Since a Senate vote on November 30, 2023, established a Parliamentary Inquiry with submissions due 19 January, and with the Wayback web archive recording its first facsimile of a public submissions page on December 16, the miniscule time frame and clash with the Christmas/New Year holiday season would seem to only stifle meaningful input.

What is also certain is that there is a genuine need to verify...

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