Re: Moving abroad - What will happen after Brexit
Originally Posted by JBR
A good thing. Something that we should emulate.
Wouldn't it be simpler, though, to have a general identification card that covers everything that genuine citizens are entitled to?
It could even include additional endorsements (on the same card) for driver's licence, etc.
It gets worse there is a Centrelink number which is used for all social security payments such as dole, pension, tax relief part A and B.
I quote this number to get my free driving licence, car rego and concessions on telephone, electricity, water, gas, $2.50 transport etc and show this card to get concession entry/prices with public and private organisations. The number stays with you for life after 18 as does your tax file number.
There is no stomach for an ID card in this country, Personally I am looking forward to the day everything is on my phone and I can stop carrying all these bloody cards.
The problem with one card is that some things are state issued for example Opal Card, Driving licence while some things are federally issued like Medicare, Pension, Centrelink
Our constitution was written to protect state rights.