Can you provide answers to the following questions:
The Queensland government website in regards to using the check in process states:
"This is a voluntary app”
"your consent. By using or accessing Check In Qld, you are agreeing that CHDE may collect, use, hold and disclose your personal information as set out in this policy”.
"CHDE is not responsible for any loss as a result of your use, or your inability to use, Check In Qld. This includes any loss, damage, cost or expense, including loss of profits or income, loss or denial of opportunity, loss of use and loss of data.”
"In addition to the hospitality sector, from 9 July 2021 the Check In Qld app is mandatory for a number of new sectors, including shopping centres and supermarkets, beauty and personal care services and venues that attract large crowds."
- How is this voluntary when to attend a business (for example to purchase food) it is not possible to do so without ultimately having private information uploaded to check in QLD?
- What information has been relied on by the Governement in order to deem this mandatory checking in as being voluntary and consensual especially given the scenario described above where people cannot even purchase food without being required to ultimately submit personal information to this E platform?.
- How has the government addressed the express constitutional prohibition of civil conscription found at section 51(XXIIIA) (the provision of maternity allowances, widows’ pensions, child endowment, unemployment, pharmaceutical, sickness and hospital benefits, medical and dental services (but not so as to authorize any form of civil conscription), benefits to students and family allowances)?
I look forward to your response to these questions.
Thank you for your email regarding the Check in APP.
Please see below answers to your Questions:
- The Qld Covid-19 Check in App is not compulsory or mandatory for human beings. However, providing your name and place of residence is required by law when a police officer is asking for your identity. You can provide this information verbally. Business’s are required to record and store that information Electronically, however you may advise that you do not consent to this. Any coercion by an individual or business against a human being in order to force the usage of electronic devices and/or consent to having personal details recorded on an electronic device, is breaking our constitutional law. See Australian Privacy Act 1988 Sect. 94H, Australian Bio Security Act Section 60, Australian Bio Security Act Section 61.