Centrelink to face-scan welfare recipients in drastic new crackdown on benefits ...

Centrelink will use facial recognition technology and enforce a demerit point system for job seekers seeking to receive welfare payments in a drastic new crackdown on benefits fraud. 

Welfare recipients will need to snap a picture of themselves by using a computer or phone camera and upload the photo online to use the MyGov website.

This means anyone collecting benefits, such as the age pension, disability pension, and parental leave payments will need to upload pictures of themselves to the government.

Facial recognition will soon be required to access government services with the adoption of the technology set to be rolled out over the next year

Facial recognition will soon be required to access government services with the adoption of the technology set to be rolled out over the next year

The photo will be compared with a user's driver's licence or passport to confirm their identity and enable them to use the governments online tools.

Those collecting unemployment benefits will also be in for a shakeup with a 'traffic light' system being implemented.

A new Job Seeker app will inform users whether they are meeting obligations by using a green light to show compliance, an amber light to show demerit

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