Adelaide city council to review the use of an electronic tagging system


A council in south-east Adelaide will consider how to deal with the increasing number of reports of people not being allowed into public spaces due to a lack of identification.

The city council will discuss the matter with its community, housing and transport committee on Tuesday.

The tagging system was introduced in the early 2000s and is used by around 10 per cent of the population.

Council chief executive, Paul Johnson, said the council was looking at the issue with the assistance of local partners.

“The tagging process is a relatively new technology,” Mr Johnson said.

“It’s only been in recent years that we’ve been able to identify the people that are not able to tag themselves, and we need to work with them and their families to help them.”

The process itself has been pretty straightforward so far, so we think that we’ll be able to make a decision at some stage.

“The city is considering the option of installing a more robust system to help people who do not have their driver’s licences or other identification documents.

The proposal has been met with a number of concerns from people who have been tagged, including those who do have the documents.

The council will be looking at how to better handle the tagging problem and to identify more people with the correct documents to tag.

The council has also been in contact with the Royal Adelaide Hospital, which operates an electronic tag system.

It has also identified that there are about 200,000 people with no ID in Adelaide.

It is understood the city will be in discussions with other jurisdictions about using the tag system and other tagging methods to help those without documents.

Mr Johnson said the city would also work with the community on how to reduce the number of complaints against people who are not tagged.

Mr Johnson also said the tag would be introduced at no cost to the council.


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