New laws of passed by Australian government would give the government power to legalize surveillance over whole of the Australian Internet. The new laws also says that any whistleblower or journalist who are leaking a top secret information could face upto 10 years of jailtime(previously it was 1 year).
The lawyer for whistleblower and former US National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, Jesselyn Radack, has previously labelled the legislation as “draconian” and “chilling”.
One of the possibly Australian Reddit user commented :
They slammed it through so fast it made our heads spin. The latest amendments (some of the really dodgy ones) weren’t available for the public until just yesterday. It was pushed through today.