[LINK] Govt agrees to delay smart card legislation

Marghanita da Cruz marghanita at ramin.com.au
Fri Mar 16 17:21:20 AEDT 2007

Howard Lowndes wrote:
> Bernard Robertson-Dunn wrote:
>> Govt agrees to delay smart card legislation
>> ABC News
>> http://www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200703/s1873020.htm
>> The Federal Government has agreed to delay the first round of 
>> legislation designed to introduce a high-tech access card for health 
>> and welfare services.
>> A Senate inquiry recommended the move because it could not properly 
>> assess the bill without seeing privacy and governance measures which 
>> were to be included in future legislation.
> I assume that means that the tendering process is now at least on hold, 
> if not moot.
> I just wonder if this is the start of the cop out that the government 
> might be looking for.
Appears so...

> It is almost certain we won't see any new access card legislation before the election Greens Senator Kerry Nettle said today.
> "The government also now faces the prospect of dealing with an angry industry that have put large amount of resources into the tendering process."

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