New NIDS Bill goes to Parliament-July 22, 2021

The Joint Select Committee’s work is done and their report was presented to the House of Represenatives, yesterday. One of the main provisions will be that the national identification number (NIN) will be the same as the tax identification number (TRN).

For some of us, this is sort of inevitable and had been pointed out a few years ago:

The TRN is well-established and understood and, logically, those who have it really don’t need much else in terms of confirming their personal identification, especially as its also embodied in driver’s licences (which have picture ID), and both have digitally stored information, already. This is something I pointed out in my comments to the select committee.

Author: Dennis G Jones (aka 'The Grasshopper')

Retired International Monetary Fund economist. My blog is for organizing my ideas and thoughts about a range of topics. I was born in Jamaica, but spent 30 years being educated, living, and working in the UK. I lived in the USA for two decades, and worked and travelled abroad, extensively, throughout my careers and for pleasure. My views have a wide international perspective. Father of 3 girls. Also, married to an economist. :)