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The federal government has censored approximately 90 per cent of a secret document outlining its controversial plans to snoop on Australians' web surfing, obtained under freedom of information (FoI) laws, out of fear the document could cause "premature unnecessary debate".
The government has been consulting with the internet industry over the proposal, which would require ISPs to store certain internet activities of all Australians - regardless of whether they have been suspected of wrongdoing - for law-enforcement agencies to access.
No way man, our internet is currently quite open and unrestricted. This is what concerns me about this, as well as the concerned expressed by the OP. The UK is the "test bed" if it's anyone.
It sounds like you Aussies are the "test bed" for sociatal control.