Shorten and Albanese are coming after all of your personal information held by state governments for inclusion in a new digital ID app to be combined with federal, myGov personal data.
The federal government has flagged significant changes to its myGov platform, recognising the service is now “critical national infrastructure” like roads, hospitals or the power grid.
A review of the service by former Telstra head David Thodley found the number of myGov accounts has doubled in five years, and 1.4 million Australians use the service every day.
But while the platform is heavily used, satisfaction with myGov remains low — with less than half of users satisfied overall with how it is working.
Helping people manage their response to disasters, registering births and deaths, and providing access to documents like drivers licences, seniors cards, occupational licences and Medicare cards have all been listed as priorities.
When the digital dollar starts off next year Australian people will be bound and gagged, completely at the mercy of illegitimate governments and bureaucrats.
Government Services Minister Bill Shorten said as myGov increasingly becomes part of the everyday lives of Australians, it is vital that it is as workable and user-friendly as possible.
“The myGov software, and the app, and the program, really needs to keep up with the expectations of Australians,” he said.
“The myGov app has the potential, this report says, to be a long term part of how Australians deal with government.”
“It’s a matter for negotiating with our comrades-in-arms at the state governments, and getting various federal departments on board,” the socialist Bill Shorten told the ABC.
“This [report] is the blueprint, and what we want to do — what I would like to do — over the next 12 months is articulate a calendar where we can start dropping cards in.
“We’re hoping to put the Medicare card on the app in March.”
Shorten forgot to mention that every person’s vaccination status will be included on the digital passport.
It also suggests there is more the federal government could be doing with its own service, like using it to enroll to vote, renew passports or complete the census.