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Wednesday, January 10, 2007

National Access Card - some jitters in Government circles?

Summer blog.

Surprise, surprise - this report in the (Brisbane) Courier Mail says there are signs of concern in Canberra (already?) about the potential cost blow out for the National Access Card Project.

No one with any experience of major government IT project would have expected costs to stay within the initial $1.1billion estimate.

The report says a Queensland Government backbencher is concerned that the project is a Trojan horse for a national ID card and is off to the UK to have a close look at their National ID Card project. Everything I see suggests this is continuing to encounter major problems and strong criticism. While travel always broadens the mind, let's hope he's read the Australian Privacy Foundation's materials on the card project before he goes to all that trouble.

Thanks to PogoWasRight for the links

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