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Thursday, 19 February 1987
Page: 220

We, the undersigned concerned Australians, hereby petition the Honourable Senators to totally reject the current proposals for an I.D. Card and the proposed Data Protection Agency.

We believe that they represent potentially undesirable interference in the lives of honest Australians. Provision for protection of privacy cannot be guaranteed as Statutes are easily altered by future Governments.

We believe that there are more efficient methods to prevent fraud in the areas of Social Security and Taxation without the use of these two proposals, which go well beyond the reach of the true role of democratic government. i.e. That citizens may live quiet and peaceable lives.

The I.D. Card and the Data Protection Agency have strong potential under this or future administrations to interfere with the quiet and peaceable lives of its subjects.

We your humble petitioners in duty bound ever pray.

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