[LINK] Is MyGovId going to be Robodebt II?

Alan Kohler mail at alankohler.com
Mon Nov 28 14:02:51 AEDT 2022

Yes. It’s a clusterfuck. I applied for (online), and got an extension until January 31. Go to abrs.gov.au and click the orange panel up top.

Alan Kohler
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From: Link <link-bounces at anu.edu.au> on behalf of Tom Worthington <tom.worthington at tomw.net.au>
Date: Monday, 28 November 2022 at 10:33 am
To: link at anu.edu.au <link at anu.edu.au>
Subject: [LINK] Is MyGovId going to be Robodebt II?
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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