Thursday, March 15, 2007

Access Card Day!

The Senate report comes out at about 3.00pm this afternoon. I am told that it is about 30 pages long. There may well be minority reports as well.

The Office of the Access Card is getting in just ahead of time.

Last night it released a Myth Busters facts sheet to correct some common misconceptions about the proposal.

Expect those talking points to be repeated by Coalition MP's throughout the day. My favourite is

"The card is not an ID card"

For an examination of this question read Still quacking like a duck by Graham Greenleaf, Professor of Law, UNSW, Co-Director, Cyberspace Law & Policy Centre.

Also last night, in a timely fashion the Parliamentary Library released an excellent dispassionate analysis.