The Australian government is preparing to begin rolling out the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) digital IDs for members of the public, according to reports.
The WEF’s global digital identity system is currently being tested by several globalist states.
As Slay News has reported, Canada has invested $100 million in taxpayer money into incorporating the system.
The public system is an expansion of the European Union’s “digital vaccine passport.”
The EU’s “vaccine passport” has been re-engineered into a digital ID that can link individuals’ “digital cash” information and vaccination status into one single app that uses “optical scanning” for verification.
Canada recently signed a deal with the EU to partner with unelected Eurocrats on the “global digital ID” system.
In Australia, the government is preparing to roll out this system for the public in the next few months.
Australians transacting with governments or retailers or using online services will eventually be required to provide a digital ID.
This year, the country will move to the WEF’s digital-based identification system which has been promoted by prominent figures such as Bill Gates.
As Slay News reported last year, Gates declared that he’s pushing for every person on Earth to prove their identity with a digital ID.
The new WEF system replaces Australia’s old 100-point ID verification process that hackers compromise to steal people’s identities and, in some cases, their life savings.
The government is now hoping that digital IDs will prove popular in an environment where Australians are losing billions of dollars to cybercriminals.
However, there is concern both registering a digital ID and using it will be too complex and confusing for the elderly, those with disabilities, and indigenous and remote communities, meaning they could be excluded from many parts of society.
Speaking with ChannelNews Australia at a briefing this week, representatives from the Department of Finance said the government had a tentative rollout date of July 1.
However, the date depended on the timing of legislation passing through the federal parliament.
Australians will not receive a physical card, as was proposed for the Australia Card abandoned after the 1987 federal election.
Officials describe a digital ID as an expansion of the existing MyGovID verification system where users provide their credentials and a generated code to access services.
The officials dismissed concern about bureaucratic duplication with NSW, Victoria, Queensland, and possibly some other states releasing their own accredited digital ID systems.
Some states have been working on a digital ID system for years.
Nevertheless, the government is pushing for nationwide use of the WEF’s global system.
The NSW Government held a conference in December where it detailed the advanced development of the digital ID system.
Biometrics in the form of 3D images would be used to enhance user security.
Officials at the briefing said a variety of digital ID systems would allow users to choose preferred IDs for accessing a range of services across government and in the private sector, such as banking and social media access.
“The legislation will enable the expansion of the Australian Government Digital ID System to include state, territory, and private sector organizations that choose to participate,” a spokesperson said.
Under the proposed legislation, private organizations could also apply to be accredited as “digital ID services”.
Australia Post, MasterCard, and OCR Labs – which provides optical scanning recognition for government and private companies – were already accredited.
Australia Payments Plus, a joint venture between Bpay, eftpos, and NPP Australia, is an accredited exchange used for checking credentials.
Banks and other financial institutions have expressed interest in registering an accredited digital ID but are not part of the system yet.
Meanwhile, officials have asserted that the system was committed to “inclusion” and support.
The commonwealth would always have an option for those unable or unwilling to use a digital ID, they claimed.