Tag: Queensland

Australia’s rapid shift to digital identification and licenses

Australia is helping to lead an increasing transition to the digital era, with some states already offering the option of holding a digital driver’s license, and programs like Digital iD, GovPass and facial recognition systems beginning to take shape on a national level.

As technology and policy towards biometric innovations continues to advance across the world, the inevitability is now clear: Digital identity and instant identification will soon become the new standard, and it is fast approaching.

Queensland announces trials to replace Go Card with facial recognition

Public transport commuters in Queensland will be able ‘to use their faces as a ticket to board trains and buses’ in the near future, after it was announced on Thursday that trials will commence to replace the current ‘Go Card’ digital network with facial recognition technology.

Cubic Corporation, the company initially behind the ‘Go Card’, will trial the use of biometric identification technology to enable passengers to pay their fares in a ‘seamless, efficient way’, with card-operated gates to eventually be replaced by machines which scan an individual’s eyes or the unique pattern of veins in the palm of their hand.

Ministers involved in shredding of ‘Heiner Affair’ papers may be guilty of criminal offence

25 years after allegations of sexual abuse at the John Oxley Youth Detention Centre in the 1980s, Commissioner Tim Carmody, QC, has delivered his final reports on the long-going investigation into the shredding of documents by the Goss Government in 1990. Although the reports found no grounds for cover-up, Queensland Attorney General, Jarrod Bleijie (pictured above)

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Hundreds ‘March Against Monsanto’ in Brisbane

The streets of Brisbane were filled today with protesters campaigning against agribusiness giant Monsanto, to raise awareness about an issue that some say is more important than any other – our food, our farmers, our Eco-system and ultimately – our health. TOTT News was present at the Brisbane ‘March Against Monsanto’, an event held in

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Mandatory fluoridation in Queensland scrapped

The mandatory addition of fluoride to Queensland water supplies will abolished today following an overwhelming response to a e-petition entitled ‘Ending the practice of fluoridation of Queensland’s water supplies’ on the website of the Queensland Government. The petition, initially started by Robbie Hook, soon gathered the support of Liz Cunningham MP, and began gaining momentum throughout

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