And none of these clowns have even stopped for a second to think about the flow on ramifications of these new laws (assuming I'm understanding the possibilities correctly)...
Let's say ASIO breaks into a network, infects a few computers. The owners take them to a repair shop, where they virus scan, then connect to the network to check for updates. The ASIO virus then attacks the repair shop's network, infecting a few shop PCs (and perhaps other customer PCs).
Now a rep for Big Corporation comes in for a warranty issue at the authorised agent for their laptop manufacturer... The laptop is connected to the repair shop's terrorist suspect network, and also infected by ASIO's spyware.
How is it going to go down when a big company like News Corp, Foxtel, Telstra, etc finds signs of ASIO's busybodying on their networks? I suspect the end result is sueballs being launched towards the government.