Big Bother: Australia Card back in the news
Saturday April 22nd 2006, 10:11 am

no way, no how

The Australia Card is back.

Any single ID card which represents a number of pieces of data is in itself a security risk, most notably for identity theft.

Unless the beggar is bulletproof, it goes in the junk drawer, right next to John Howard’s terrorism fridge magnets.

The upside is that the government won’t have to do its military recruiting via SMS spams.

-weez


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Just say F.U. to Fascism!

fas∑cism (f?sh’?z’?m) n.

1. often Fascism
2. A system of government marked by centralization of authority under a dictator, stringent socioeconomic controls, suppression of the opposition through terror and censorship, and typically a policy of belligerent nationalism and racism.
3. A political philosophy or movement based on or advocating such a system of government.
4. Oppressive, dictatorial control.

Comment by foxman 04.22.06 @ 10:24 am

Foxie, there can be no other reason for an Australian national ID card than for the gubmint to keep closer tabs on dissenters.

Your paperssssssss, pleeeessssssss?

Comment by weez 04.22.06 @ 10:50 am

Good point, Weez. There’s no really convincing argument for ID cards, and as you say, they are likely to become just another security risk.

Comment by Ed 04.25.06 @ 2:43 pm

We’ll just end up like the yanks today or the Germans under Uncle Adolf. No ID then you’re nobody so off with your head. Ask a yank about his human rights if he can’t produce the plastic. You’re guilty until proven innocent.

And our Reichstag in Canberra will link every damn thing you do in life to their super-spy computers, as in England today, then they’ll whizz us off to their gulags for only 40 years or so.

But they’ll tell us the card is only for peaceful purposes, of course. Just like some countries tell us they only want Nukes for peaceful purposes.

Comment by Zog 04.26.06 @ 9:18 am

“Ask a yank about his human rights if he canít produce the plastic. Youíre guilty until proven innocent.”

Few can speak to that one as directly as Deborah Davis. The US Constitution and Bill of Rights haven’t been repealed just yet and she had the mighty ACLU in her camp. Davis won the right to ride the bus without being harassed by police for ID.

Aussies are not so lucky. No Bill of Rights and no well-resourced civil liberties defence organisation.

Comment by weez 04.26.06 @ 10:55 am



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