Australian Government to Impose New Digital IDs on Citizens This Year

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Australia is planning to unleash nationwide ‘digital IDs’ on its citizens this year as the country ramps up its World Economic Forum-inspired digital agenda.

The WEF recently praised the new Digital Identification push as “innovative” and a better way of “managing data” without the use of “intermediaries.”

The new Digital ID Bill, which entered parliament in 2023, received positive support from big business and finance groups. Now in its final stage, Australian authorities are communicating with the individual states.

According to a recent announcement from the Department of Finance, Australians will be given the “freedom” to select their preferred digital ID provider.

(NOTE: Re-read the sentence above.) This is like giving cattle the choice of different entrances to the same slaughterhouse.

Private companies can also apply for accreditation to provide digital ID services under the Trusted Digital Identity Framework (TDIF) – the government’s recognition framework.

The bold legislative step will expand the Australian Government Digital ID System across the country, covering private sector organizations, states, and territories.

While Australians currently use MyGovID, which is used for the Taxation Office, Medicare access, and Centrelink, the new national digital ID will retain other digital IDs issued by other state governments.

Individual users can create a multipoint image on a device, which can be validated against their passport photo or driver’s license.

Digital IDs store massive amounts of personal data, including facial recognition, biometrics, and fingerprints.

However, having such a massive concentration of personal data in one place can be tempting for hackers, who could take over a person’s life, leading to identity theft, fraud, and even blackmail if they gain access.

While many opponents argue that digital IDs are nothing more than Trojan Horse for Orwellian Tyranny, the globalists argue that digital ID “helps fight poverty” and allows third world countries to participate in society.”

Here is what the WEF says on its official website:

“Yet today, roughly 850 million people still lack legal ID, making it difficult or impossible for them to fully engage with society. Simultaneously, many of those with ID do not have privacy and control over how their data is shared.”

And that’s not all.

It’s no surprise that Microsoft Founder Bill Gates is literally frothing at the mouth at the prospect of imposing digital IDs on the world population.

Here is an excerpt from the official Gates Foundation website:

For the 850 million people around the world who lack any acceptable form of legal identity, the answer is no. Identity verification enables people to fully participate in the economy.

It eases access to employment and education as well as services such as banking, government programs, and health care.

People living in low- and middle-income countries are more likely to go without personal details. More than half of those without proof of identity are children whose births were not registered.

One in two women in low-income countries do not have ID. And even among those whose identity can be verified, many lack documentation that is suited to the digital age.

This means many of the resources that could help them improve their quality of life are out of reach. Enter the digital ID.

The Australian Government also agues its new digital ID system will solve vulnerability to scams, which they say has cost them billions of dollars.

Meanwhile, former British Prime Minister Tony Blair called for digital ID to become law in the UK.

In a BBC report from February 2023, Blair and Conservative leader Lord Hague argue that digital ID cards would make it easier for people to access services.

“In a world in which everything from vaccine status to aeroplane tickets and banking details are available on our personal devices, it is illogical that the same is not true of our individual public records,” they wrote.

While elites sell digital IDs as “advantageous” in terms of “convenience,” it is nothing more than a step toward China-style social credit scores and mass surveillance.

Last year, Dutch MEP Rob Roos along with several other politicians warned that a centralised digital ID could put people’s privacy rights in jeopardy.

A letter signed by more than 500 “cybersecurity experts, researchers, and civil society organisations from across the globe,” warned that digital ID would reduce citizens digital security, not enhance it.

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