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References - the new Australian ID Card debate

Date: 11 May 2006

Version: 9

  1. Senate, 'Chapter 3 - Emerging technologies', Report on Inquiry into Privacy Act 1988 , 23 June 2005

  2. AC Grayling, ‘Expensive, pointless, dangerous.
    Who needs these mistaken identity cards?’, The Times, October 17, 2005,,1072-1828895,00.html

  3. ‘ACCI opposes an Australia Card’, Dec 2005

  4. Kevin Woodward, ‘Health ID Cards: Breaking Down The Political and Technical Barriers’, Card Technology magazine, 1 January 2006

  5. Anna Johnston, ‘Why 'Australia Card Mark II' is still a dumb idea’,
    Australian Policy Online
    ,  27-01-2006
  6. ‘Australians Want ID Cards - But How?’, IDM Net, 2 February 2006

  7. Dhana Quinn (reporter), 'Be vigilant about ID card scheme, expert
    warns', ABC News Online,  21 February , 2006

  8. ‘Responsive Government - A New Service Agenda; E-government Strategy’,
    AGIMO, March 2006

  9. James Riley, 'Warning on ID chaos', The Australian, 14 March , 2006,7204,18449630%5

  10. Alexander Deane, ‘Good reasons to reject ID Cards’, Online Opinion, 16 March 2005

  11. Rodney Gedda and Michael Crawford, 'Smartcard providers poised
    for national rollouts’, Computerworld, 20 March 2006;252113726;fp;4;fpid;21 

  12. 'ALP slams Medicare Smartcard proposal', IT News, 28 March 2006

  13. Senator Natasha Stott Despoja, 'SMARTCARD MAY NOT BE SO CLEVER',
    Australian Democrats e-Bulletin, 28 March 2006
    Media release 27 March

  14. Toni Hassan (Reporter), ‘Cabinet considers smart card’, ABC Radio
    The World Today, 30 March 2006  12:18pm (inc. Anna Johnston)

  15. Markus Mannheim, ‘Identity cards a smart move, Government told’,
    Canberra Times
    , 6 April 2006, page 11.

  16. Louise Dodson,  ‘ID cards for all to foil fraud, terrorism’,
    Sydney Morning Herald, 26 April 2006, page 1

  17. Steve Lewis, ‘Photo-ID card for all’, The Australian, 26 April 2006,7204,18932211%5E15306%5E%5Enbv%5E,00.html
  18. Alexandra Kirk, ‘Federal Cabinet to discuss 'smart card'’, ABC Radio AM, 26 April 2006  08:08
  19. ‘Health and social services access card’ (brief info sheet), undated,

  20. Transcript of Joint Press Conference, PM John Howard, AG Philip Ruddock,
    Minister Joe Hockey, Prime Ministers Department, 26 April 2006  

  21. Treasurer Costello, Doorstop Interview, Senate Courtyard Parliament
    House, Canberra, Wednesday, 26 April 2006, 12.05 pm

  22. Michael Brissenden (reporter), ‘Smart Card gets cabinet approval’,
    ABC TV 7:30 Report, transcript, 26 April 2006, 7:40 pm

  23. Narda Gilmore (Reporter), ‘Cabinet gives green light to smart card’,
    ABC TV Lateline , 26 Apr 2006, 10:30 pm

  24. Gillian Bradford (reporter), ‘Cabinet approves 'smart card'’, ABC Radio PM, 26 April 
  25. AAP, ‘Lib MP raises smartcard concerns’,, 26 April 2006,10117,18933039-1702,00.html   

  26. ‘No Identity Card’, SBS TV World News, 26 April 2006 6.30pm
  27. Media Release, ‘Majority of Consumers Worldwide Would Relinquish
    Some Privacy for Media Release Convenience’, Unisys, 26 April 2006
  28. ‘Cabinet approves smart card’, ABC News Online, 26 April 2006
  29.  ‘Cabinet reignites smart card debate’, ABC News Online, 26 April 2006
    ‘'Smart card' introduction raises regional concerns’, ABC Rural, 26 April 2006

  30. AAP, ‘Smartcards needs to be carefully managed says AMA’,, 26 April 2006
  31. AAP, ‘Civil libertarians slam access card’, Adelaide Advertiser, 26 April 2006 (AAP General News, FED),5942,18936175,00.html

  32. AAP, ‘Govt has underestimated impact of smart card: O'Gorman’, 26 April 2006

  33. AAP, ‘Civil libertarians slam smartcard’,, April 26, 2006,10117,18936175-1702,00.html?from=rss

  34. AAP, ‘No ID card but smart card’, Australian Financial Review, April 26 2006

  35. 'Should we carry an ID card? Australians will carry a computerised ID
    card if intelligence agencies have their way. Do we need a card?',
    SMH Blog, 26 April 2006

  36. AAP, ‘Bracks cool on smartcard’,, April 26, 2006,10117,18936172-1702,00.html

  37. Iain Ferguson, An ID card by any other name?, ZDNet Australia
    27 April 2006 03:52 PM

  38. Louise Dodson and Stephanie Peatling, ‘Official: national card due by 2010’, Sydney Morning Herald, 27 April 2006

  39. Media Release, Special Minister of State, the Hon Gary Nairn MP, Media release,
    ‘New smart card systems the key to better service delivery’, AGIMO, 27 April 2006

  40.  ‘Details will clear up smart card concerns: Hockey’, ABC News Online, 27 April 2006 3:43pm

  41. 'If it walks like a duck, quacks like a duck', Benambra blog,
    Submitted by rgmerk on Thu, 27/04/2006

    See also 'Known Attacks Against Smartcards', Discretix,

  42. Kim Beazley, Robert McClelland, Joint News Conference, Parliament
    House, 27 April 2006

  43. ‘ID still on the cards’, Sydney Morning Herald, 27 April 2006, page 16;jsessionid=
    (paid subscription required)

  44. Editorial, ‘Identifying with IT’, The Australian, 27 April 2006, page 11,20867,18939802-7583,00.html

  45. Steve Lewis and James Riley, ‘Jitters over smart card’ / ‘PM can't calm
    Coalition nerves on smart card’,, 27 APRIL  2006,7204,18940812%5E15306%5E%5Enbv%5E,00.html,20867,18942152-2702,00.html

  46. ‘Smart Card’, ABC Radio Australia Talks Back, 27 April 2006  (Graham Greenleaf) (Audio)

  47. ‘Smart Card’, ABC TV News, 27 April 2006  (Graham Greenleaf)

  48. ‘Liberal backbencher criticises smart card plan’, ABC News Online, 27 April 2006

  49. AAP, ‘Smart card raises privacy concerns’, ABC News Online, 27April 2006 9:00am

  50. Danielle Cronin, ‘Anti-fraud smart card set to be introduced’, Canberra Times,  27 April 2006
  51. AAP, ‘Massive smart card cost blowout predicted’, ZDNet Australia, 27 April 2006

  52. Iain Ferguson, ‘An ID card by any other name?’, ZDNet Australia, 27 April 2006 03:52 PM

  53. Steve Watson, ‘Two More Free Nations Fall To Biometric Prison’,, April 27, 2006

  54. Rafael Epstein (reporter), ‘Smart card proposal attracts criticism from UK’, ABC Radio AM,28 April 2006

  55. ‘Smart card savings estimate to be released’, ABC TV/ ABC News Online, 28 April 2006

  56. Rodney Gedda and Michael Crawford, ‘Smartcard could be a $5 billion noose
    for government’, Computerworld, 28 April 2006 

  57., '[UK] ID Card database to be used as population register
    - Personal data to be shared without consent,'
    The Register, 28 April

  58. ‘Smart card savings kept under wraps’, ABC News Online, 28 April 2006
  59. Mark Ballad, ‘Aussies to get pseudo-ID Card’, Perth Indymedia, 28 April 2006

  60. Media Release, ‘Will the real ID card please stand up?’, APF, 28 April 2006

  61. AAP, ‘Govt to release smart card report’, Sydney Morning Herald, 28 April 2006

  62. James Riley and Simon Kearney, ‘Police to access smart-card data’,
    The Australian IT
    , 28 April 2006, page 5,,7204,18956304%5E15306%5E%5Enbv%5E,00.html

  63. ‘Smart card debate’ (Letters), Canberra Times, 29 April 2006

  64. Steve Burrell, ‘Identity crisis: The smart card is an ID card by any other name,
    rage privacy protectors. Or is it?’, Sydney Morning Herald, 29 April 2006

  65. Tory Maguire (, ‘Smartcard's a clever way of simplifying everyday life’, The Daily Telegraph, 29 April 2006,20281,18958474-5001220,00.html

  66. ‘Should Australia introduce a compulsory ID card?’, Channel Nine Sunday poll, 30 April 2006 (viewed 9 May 2006)

  67. AAP, ‘Smartcard may deliver welfare crackdown’,, 30 April/ 1 May 2006,10117,18985061-29277,00.html,10117,18985061-1702,00.html

  68. ‘Fast move sought on smart card plan’, Canberra Times, 1 May 2006, page 13

  69. Poll results, ABC Adelaide , 2 May 2006, accessed 5 May 2006

  70. Sue Bushell, ‘Feds Pin Hopes on SOA,’ CIO

  71. James Riley, ‘Smartcard heading for fall’, The Australian IT, 2 May 2006, front page.,7204,18994759%5E15306%5E%5Enbv%5E,00.html

  72. Selina Mitchell, ‘Canberra only talks the talk’, The Australian IT, 2 May 2006,7204,18991504%5E15319%5E%5Enbv%5E15306,00.html

  73. Your Say: ‘Who benefits from ID card?’ (Letters), The Australian IT, 2 May 2006,7237,18991533%5E15425%5E%5Enbv%5E,00.html

  74. 'No to Howard’s Australia card mark II’, Green Left Weekly, 3 May 2006 

  75. Victorian Government, ‘Smart Cards - Topics A-Z’ resource page, 3 May 2006 De Maria , ‘Bitten by control card’, The Courier Mail (Op-Ed Piece), 4 May 2006,20797,19021195-5003427,00.html

  76. Nick Dole (Reporter), ‘Biometric 'Smartgate' system to be introduced to Australian airports,
    ABC Radio PM, Friday, 5 May 2006  18:36:00

  77. 'Foreign experts to take on smart card project', ABC Online, May 8, 2006

  78. Staff writers, 'Privacy Foundation: Put ID  card  'on hold immediately' ', iTnews, 8 May 2006


  80. Garry Barker, “Smartcard will save 'billions'”, The Melbourne Age Business Section,  8 May 2006

  81. Geoffrey Barker, ‘Smartcard chief quits PS in disgust’, Australian Financial Review, 8 May 2006, page 1. (paid subscription)

  82. AAP, ‘PM mum as Smartcard taskforce boss quits’, The Age Online, 8 May 2006 - 3:44PM

  83. 'Smart card' task force head resigns”, ABC Radio News, 8 May 2006 3:37pm (AEST)

  84. Alexandra Kirk, [Kelaher resignation], ABC Radio PM, 8 May 2006, 5:45 PM

  85. Michelle Grattan, ‘Smartcard chief resigns’, The Age, May 9, 2006

  86. AAP, 'Smartcard in most wallets by 2010', Herald Sun, 9 May 06,5478,19082272%255E1702,00.html

  87. Iain Ferguson, 'Feds confirm smart card, Centrelink spend', ZDNet Australia, 9 May 2006 09:01 PM

  88. [unattributed], 'Access Card Under Cloud As Chief Advisor Quits',, 9 May 2006

  89. Senator Natasha Stott Despoja, Senate Hansard, 9 May 2006

  90. Iain Ferguson, ‘Feds confirm smart card, Centrelink spend’, ZDNet Australia 09 May 2006

  91. [Unsourced] [comment on original Australia card cost components];f=5;t=003090

  92. [Simulated mockup of abuse of commercial ID data system in US].

  93. Health and Social Services Access Card - budget, Department of Human Services, 9 May 2006

  94. [unattributed], Health and Social Services Access Card - ‘Media release’, Department of Human Services, 9 May 2006

  95. [unattributed], Health and Social Services Access Card - ‘Supporting information’,
    Department of Human Services, 9 May 2006

  96. [unattributed], Health and Social Services Access Card - ‘Fact sheet - Financial’,
    Department of Human Services, 9 May 2006

  97. [unattributed], Health and Social Services Access Card - ‘Fact sheet - International experience’,
    Department of Human Services, 9 May 2006

  98. [unattributed], Health and Social Services Access Card - ‘Fact sheet - Technology’,
    Department of Human Services, 9 May 2006

  99. [unattributed], Health and Social Services Access Card - ‘Case studies’,
    Department of Human Services, 9 May 2006

  100. [unattributed], Health and Social Services Access Card - ‘At a Glance’ 

  101. AG Philip Ruddock, ‘Protecting Identity Security [the Document Versification Service]’,
    Budget papers 2006-2007, Attorney-General’s Department, 9 May 2006

  102. ‘Security Environment Update’, Budget papers 2006-2007, Attorney-General’s Department, 9 May 2006


  104. ‘Biometrics: the future is now', Risk Management Magazine, 10 May 2006 

  105. Mark Metherell, ‘Hockey spruiks card with a little help from Edna’, Sydney Morning Herald Budget Section, May 10, 2006

    ; press release re tenders and appointments, 11 May 2006
  107. David Crowe, ‘Private sector could be given access to smartcard’ Australian Financial Review, 12 May 2006, p28. [URL]

  108. Mark Jones, ‘Card requires smart approach’ Australian Financial Review, 16 May 2006 p.29;jsessionid=
    E4F8CF60129CA0C91C7855B1B6D5380F? page=1&sy=afr&kw=Germany-based+Mr+Praetorius+&pb=afr&dt=selectRange&dr=1month&so=relevance&sf=headline& sf=text&rc=10&rm=200&sp=0&clsPage=1&docID=AFR060516SA5F85113LN

  109. Mark Jones with Julian Bajkowski ‘Smartcard plan rocked by another resignation’ Australian Financial Review, Information, 17 May 2006 p61 [URL]

  110. Andrew Main (ed.), Rear Window Australian Financial Review, 18 May 2006, p.42

  111. Frank Devine, ‘Only the almost innocent need fear a national ID card’, The Australian, May 19, 2006,20867,19182143-31501,00.html










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