[LINK] Re: Authentication Protocol from Australian Government

Jan Whitaker jwhit at melbpc.org.au
Wed Apr 29 19:50:07 AEST 2009

 From an anonymous commenter:

>Why is Centrelink engaged in commercial enterprise in the IT sector?
>It is a benefits payment agency, not a commercial start-up in the 
>technology field.
>Surely it is illegal for Centrelink to be engaged in such enterprise?
>It is totally outside its remit, I would think.
>Why is the CEO of Centrelink wasting government/taxpayer funds on 
>developing technology?
>About Centrelink
>Centrelink is an Australian Government agency within the Human 
>Services portfolio. Our job is to deliver a range of services and 
>payments to eligible retirees, families, carers, students, people 
>looking for work, parents, farmers and people with disabilities. We 
>work with other government departments and community organisations 
>to link people, especially those who need help to move from welfare 
>to work, to the services and resources they need.

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