[LINK] Smartcard mooted for federal welfare payments
tomk at unwired.com.au
Tue Apr 21 16:43:39 AEST 2009
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> Smartcard mooted for federal welfare payments
> Karen Dearne
> April 21, 2009
> The Australian
> THE federal Government's welfare payment BasicsCard may
> become a smartcard.
The sad facts in this story are the ommissions.
The amount of domestic violence will increase dramtically with this card
and Pin numbers will be revealed under duress.
I urge the Government to include Biometrics as the SOLE source of card
Having implemented a similar card in Latin America, and having visited
Aboriginal missions, homesteads and stations in the outback for a number
of years, I consider I am a uniquely qualified lay observer (non-social
services trained) to comment as I have.
The card without Biometric activation will lead to an increased death
toll in the Northern Territory - UNLESS it is preceeded by months of
education of the indigenous male population.
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