You can now add a digital version of your Medicare or health care card to the myGov app

Authorities Providers Minister Invoice Shorten has introduced you could now get a digital model of your Medicare and Well being Care playing cards within the myGov app, alongside your COVID vaccine certificates and concession playing cards.

The myGov app, which is free to obtain from the Apple App retailer and Google Play, permits customers to have the ability to get all the federal government providers and funds in a simple to make use of app with a inbuilt pockets, just like what Service NSW gives for say drivers licenses, white playing cards and so forth

Minister Shorten has stated that:

“As with all gadgets within the myGov pockets, the Medicare card has protections in opposition to fraud and theft, together with a hologram and QR code,” together with “The animated hologram reveals that the cardboard isn’t just a screenshot and the QR code could be scanned by well being professionals to substantiate the cardboard is real and legitimate.”

The myGov app will probably be just like what NSW residents presently use by way of the Service NSW app which goals to one-stop-shop service and app, the place Minister Shorten has acknowledged they want the myGov app to develop into a service the place folks can even renew passports and enroll to vote.

The Australian Authorities desires the myGov app to develop into a service the place customers can use the app to confirm their id with banks, telcos corresponding to Telstra, Optus, Vodafone and extra alongside utility suppliers as a approach cease folks having handy over their id paperwork on a regular basis and making the entire ecosystem safer and fewer susceptible.

Minister Shorten has additional acknowledged:

“That is just the start. I’ve already introduced that later this yr, folks may have the choice of including their NSW driver license to their myGov app,”

While that is excellent news, having two seperate and related apps like Service NSW the place folks can have digital variations of their drivers licenses, photograph card and some different providers after which the myGov app for every part federal authorities clever will result in some confusion within the quick time period.

If the Australian authorities and the states can co-operate in having one unified app that will be far useful however like every part in politics, it is going to require prolonged talks and potential disagreements but when they do and may pull it off, solely time will really inform.

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