[LINK] Is MyGovId going to be Robodebt II?

Tom Worthington tom.worthington at tomw.net.au
Mon Nov 28 10:25:35 AEDT 2022

Australian company directors have until 30 November to register with 
MyGovId. The ABC reported that about a million had not yet done so and 
each risks a fine of $13,000. The registration requires providing 
multiple forms of identification, with matching names. This may prove 
impossible by following the instructions issued. I suggest the 
Australian Government needs to extend the deadline and clarify how IDs 
are matched, to avoid ending up in a Robodebt II situation.

As an example, the instructions say to enter the name on your Medicare 
card, but my card has the wrong name on it: not just the physical card, 
but the facsimile shown in the Medicare system. This weeks after I phone 
Medicare, and was assured the name had been changed. 

Tom Worthington, http://www.tomw.net.au

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