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Australia implementing digital drivers licences before 2019

Australian state will be implementing digital drivers licenses late 2018
By: Chris Smith | Business, Financial & Legal News | Posted: Nov 30, 2015 3:29 am

We reported back in May that the Australian state of New South Wales was considering the implementation of digital drivers licenses for its citizens, with a Gizmodo report now confirming that we should see them "by the end of 2018."

 

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A press release issued by the Minister for Finance, Services and Property, Dominic Perrottet, stated that "our citizens are mobile and digital and that's where the government should be too," explaining that responsible service of alcohol, recreational fishing and gambling competency cards will be the first of their kind to turn digital.

 

As this state "currently issues more than 23 million licences each year, covering 769 different licence types," Perrottet says that "five common license types" will be available around the beginning of 2017, with digital drivers licenses expected to hit the public just before 2019 rolls around.

NEWS SOURCES:Gizmodo.com.au, Finance.nsw.gov.au

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