Re: Australian Privacy
Australia doesnt have the same commercial weight as say Korea or USA.
No, but passing this in Australia helps normalize the idea so that South Korea and the USA and other industrialized democracies can push equivalent legislation through. SIGINT agencies around the world have been begging for this sort of regulation for decades. "Australia did it, and the sky didn't fall" is a useful argument for them.
That it's tremendously foolish and profoundly vile holds no water with those types.