AFP media raids
(AAP Image/David Gray)

Allow me to plagiarise myself. In March 2015, the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act, which would force telcos and ISPs to store two years’ worth of metadata for all Australians so that our spies, cops and toll collectors can access it for “investigative” purposes, was about to pass the Senate and become law with the willing connivance of both major parties.

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