Considering the major impact of this bill in our lives, if it gets through, I am putting this up as a post.
The Parliament of Australia website notifies us that a Digital Bill has been referred to the Senate Economics Legislation Committee. Here are the details.
On 30 November 2023, the Senate referred the Digital ID Bill 2023 and the Digital ID (Transitional and Consequential Provisions) Bill 2023 to the Senate Economics Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 28 February 2024.
The closing date for the committee receiving submissions is
19 January 2024.
The procedure for making the submission is in the panel on the right side of the page.
Senator Alex Antic provides us with more information on this bill. In this Twitter/X post, he mentions four things we need to do.
▹ Sign the petition
▹ Share with others
▹ Write the submission
▹ Contact your Federal local MPs and Senators and tell them to say NO to the Digital ID Bill.
This is another petition (for the same purpose) that was launched before Senator Antic’s petition. I am not sure if both petitions can be signed. Alex Antic’s petition has garnered more signatures and as he is a Senator it may have a better chance of getting Senate attention.
Tell the Senate Inquiry: Reject the Digital ID Bill!
Picture this: your most private information, used and abused, not just by the government, but by corporations too. Add to that the potential for your every move to be monitored and controlled. Scary, isn’t it?
The Albanese Labor Government has just lobbed a dystopian grenade in our laps – the Digital ID Bill 2023. And nobody asked for it.
We must take this opportunity to tell the Senate to reject the bill!
I will post reminders over the next few weeks till deadline day. The four things as mentioned by Senator Antic:
▹ Please sign. Signing the petition is easy.
▹ Share with others and urge them to also sign.
▹ Contact your federal members. This is also possible.
▹ Write a submission. It may be the one that is not easy but can be done. I will try to get more information and put together some points so that those who want to participate will have some facts to use for their submission.
We have almost four weeks to the deadline. The closing date is 19 January 2024.