Enhancing Identity Verification and Border Processes Legislation Bill- Second Reading – Video 5

Enhancing Identity Verification and Border Processes Legislation Bill- Second Reading – Video 5

Articles, Blog , , 0 Comments


thank you very much 10 appear tomorrow or two Katia CSI it’s really want to speak on the enhancing identity verification and bought a process legislation bill and the first reading I posed a question about whether or not the magnitude of the response matches and is appropriate for the size of the issue and I’ll come back to that later on but I do want to make a couple of points about what led up to the situation of needing a response to this issue and as my colleague Stuart Nash has pointed out there was a certain person that decided he was going to split the country and go off to South America and it occurred to me if just one one of the key agencies had made a phone call if justice had made a phone call or of Corrections or internal affairs or customs had made a phone call if someone had called the nominated sponsor then this situation may not have happened just one single phone call seriously there has been a communication breakdown and this issue and then we find ourselves here today passing or about to or in the process of passing new legislation to deal with that situation and I think that that’s our not not the best way for us to be developing new new legislation the seriousness of the lack of communication between all of these government agencies needs to be dealt with but as I posed and the first and my first reading speech does the magnitude of the respond is that appropriate for the size of the issue and we are supporting this legislation in my opinion see to answer my own question it is something that will need to be reviewed over time to decide whether or not it goes too far I don’t I think it’s not a situation where it doesn’t go far enough I think it fixes up a whole lot of things so and the submitters that made these submissions on this bill and some of them were lengthy and substantial I wasn’t on a model the Law & Order Select Committee but I have read through a few of those submissions the Law Society submission was really thorough and helpful for me to understand what this bill was about and I see in the Select Committee their report that they have [Music] addressed all of those issues not in the way that the Law Society actually wanted but as I say I don’t think we’re going to know the full impact of this bill until it has been around for a few years and it’s been been able to be used and the information that biometric information has been shared between the different agencies like Corrections and justice customs and internal affairs it’s actually quite staggering that the internal affairs of births deaths and marriages information wasn’t able to be shared with Corrections so they had no other way of being formally advised that this person had another identity and it’s quite amazing that wakes you out standing here think just about to say that it’s amazing that this hasn’t happened before but do we actually know that we we possibly don’t know that there are perhaps others who have gotten away with it as my colleague Stuart Nash pointed out the person and question wasn’t that bright and that’s why he got caught however we’re in this certain we’re in the situation where we have had the inquiry the inquiry has made 39 recommendations and 30 34 35 of those recommendations has been picked up what I did notice from the submissions that I read was that people were most concerned about the sharing of data between the agencies and if I can just refer to one of them by the name of Aaron Livingston he put forward his submission on the on the grounds because of this concerns about and the potential for as he saw it I’m not saying this is going to happen but he saw that that was the opportunity for mess surveillance that he had huge issues around privacy of information and I think it’s really important that these submissions even if the Select Committee didn’t agree with what he was saying she valid arguments that the Parliament should actually note and it’s my my view that it’s important that all voices on this issue as I see it it’s for me it’s quite finely balanced around supporting this bill in the way that we are I think I remember reading that you know even some of the basic information that is available to each individual department ministry or or agency they seem to be no sharing of that information between all of them and I think that that’s something that really did need need to be addressed so to the bill it clearly inserts a definition of what biometric information is into 6x where that did not exist so under this act that that definition will be in the all six of those X it means the Privacy Act and I think that’s where the major concerns for those submitters who made their views known to the Select Committee means the Parole Act and the Mental Health Act and the Customs and Excise Act suit and the the part which drew I think the most attention was parked in a the new part tiene going into the Privacy Act which actually is the key Act that authorizes agencies to access the use of identity information which which includes the biometric information that I talk there and so they can use that information that is held by other agencies primarily to verify the identity of an individual and and those individuals are set out in a new schedule within this legislation so sir I think there’s I see that I think the jury’s out on on how effective this will be I think it will be effective but does it go beyond the issue only time will tell I think you Mr Speaker I call Maureen pure Thank You mr. speaker ice

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *