Digital ID – The Australia Card on Steroids

Digital ID – The Australia Card on Steroids

By Craig Kelly

Back in 1985-87 the Australian Government tried to force a national identity card (the “Australia Card” ) upon the nation, however Australian’s from all walks of life and across the political spectrum joined together to protest against it – and they won the day, with the government withdrawing the proposal. 37 years later, Australians face a far greater threat to our freedoms and privacy – and this time it’s the Australia Card on steroids; Digital Identity. And this threat is in a world today where globalists seek to track & trace our every move to control us – using the guise of NET ZERO to restrict our movements, limit the clothing we buy, control what we eat and the type of car we drive. Not to mention they seek to force us to inject their experimental substances, even though they have zero long term safety data. Will our generation of Australians today have the strength & courage to fight back like they did 37 years ago ? Back in 1987;

Australian data protection expert Graham Greenleaf, one of the pioneers of the anti ID card push, warned: “Is it realistic to believe that the production of identity cards by children to adults in authority to prove their age will be “purely voluntary”

Ben Lexcen threatened to leave Australia forever if the scheme proceeded.

Peter Garrett called it “the greatest threat Australia has ever faced”

Former Westpac Bank chairman Sir Noel Foley stunned his colleagues with the blunt assessment that the card would pose “a serious threat to the privacy, liberty and safety of every citizen”.

Australian Medical Association president Dr Bruce Shepherd went as far as to predict “It’s going to turn Australian against Australian. But given the horrific impact the card will have on Australia, its defeat would almost be worth fighting a civil war for.”

Idealogical foes including Right wing academic Professor Lauchlan Chipman, communist author Frank Hardy, former Whitlam Government minister Jim McClelland, and left wing economist Professor Ted Wheelwright all linked arms with their to fight the scheme.

The Australian Financial Review produced a scathing editorial which concluded “It is simply obscene to use revenue arguments (“We can make more money out of the Australia Card”) as support for authoritarian impositions rather than take the road of broadening national freedoms”

Professor Geoffrey de Q Walker, observed: “One of the fundamental contrasts between free democratic societies and totalitarian systems is that the totalitarian government relies on secrecy for the regime but high surveillance and disclosure for all other groups – whereas in the civic culture of liberal democracy, the position is approximately the reverse”

Historian Geoffrey Blainey compared the extraordinary protest against the Australia Card to the Eureka Stockade. “The destruction of the licences at Ballarat, and the stand at Eureka Stockade was a rebellion against the erosion of personal liberty associated with the Australia Card of that era”.

Justice Michael Kirby, President of the New South Wales Court of Appeal, observed: “If there is an identity card, then people in authority will want to put it to use….What is at stake is nothing less than the nature of our society and the power and authority of the state over the individual”

Everyone of those arguments is as relevant today as it was back in the 1980’s – but the question is; 37 years later have Australians grown so weak and so woke, that we don’t have the fight in us, and we’ll simply roll over ?

If you want to fight back against Digital ID, like Australians did against the Australian Card in the 1980’s and the Miner’s Licences in the 1850’s come and join Pauline Hanson‘s ONE NATION.

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