[LINK] Access Card registration process discussion paper

Tom Worthington Tom.Worthington at tomw.net.au
Sat Mar 24 13:58:39 AEDT 2007

Professor Fels' Consumer and Privacy Taskforce has released 
a  Discussion Paper on the Registration Process for the Government 
Access Card.  Submissions can be made until 16 April 2007:

Table of Contents

Registration ... Background ... From Draft to Final ... Introduction 
to the Registration Scheme ... Public Support ... An Access Card 
Consumer Charter ... Privacy Impact Statement ... Outline of 
Discussion Paper ... Informed Consent ... Mandated Data ... Proof of 
Identity Documentation and Standards of Identification ... 
Verification procedures for POI Documents ... Additional information 
to be recorded in the Access Card system ... Exceptions and 
Exemptions ... Persons under the age of 18 years ... Disability 
Features ... The Registration Process ... Access Card Issue Overseas 
... Conclusion ... Consultations ... Appendix I - Interview Process 
... Appendix II - Business as usual for the Teens' access to 
Smartcard ... Criteria for people under 18 years of age for their own 
Access Card ...


Registration is one of the key elements of the Australian health and 
social services Access Card scheme. It is the process become part of 
the scheme by having their personal data (formerly known as the 
Secure Customer Registration Service), Card and thereafter access the 
benefits which are provided participating agencies (Medicare, 
Centrelink, the Departments Veteran's Affairs). The Register is 
established by Division 3 of the Bill. It is part discussing 
registration. It should be noted that the Government has not yet made 
a the Access Card might be called. The Minister is empowered 
legislation (see below) to determine the name of the card relation to 
the card (section 27), and that name/symbol will property of the 
Commonwealth (section 28). The Commonwealth power to compulsorily 
acquire such related rights if they are on the payment of just 
compensation (section 73). For the purposes will simply use the term 
Access Card where appropriate. ...

From: Registration, Discussion Paper Number 3,, Consumer and Privacy 
Taskforce , 21 March 2007 

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