[LINK] Is MyGovId going to be Robodebt II?

Brendan brendansweb at optusnet.com.au
Mon Nov 28 15:09:48 AEDT 2022

On 28/11/22 10:25, Tom Worthington wrote:
> 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. https://blog.tomw.net.au/2022/11/mygovid-is-robodebt-ii.html

And they ask your consent to disclose the information to third parties for data matching. However, if you don't give consent you don't get a director ID and your options are to cop the fines or resign your directorships. Not really consent.

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