Dear Brandis et al - you can have this piece of information for free: you are a bunch of stupid, narrow-minded, bastards who care nothing for the people you are supposed to be serving. This law is a land-grab of our privacy and the fact that it was passed, without major amendments, is evidence that you are all as stupid, corrupt and narrow-minded as each other.
How is it possible that a law can be passed when those passing it are so utterly ignorant of the technical details that they cannot even define the basic terms, let alone the legislation itself?
How is it possible that the Attorney General can lie, outright and repeatedly, to the country and this not be cause for his immediate removal?
How is it possible that a regime of privacy invasion can be claimed to be justified on 'National Security' and 'think or the children!' grounds but then, amazingly, pass without any limitations to prevent that information being used for less serious issues like, say, copyright cases - CIVIL cases that are largely instigated by FOREIGN companies?
How is it possible that 226 people sitting on leather benches can, at a stroke, sign away the privacy of twenty-three and a half billion of their fellow citizens; that 0.001% of the population can sell the rights of the other 99.999% for a pat on the back from the police, the NSA and the MPAA?
How is it possible that these people can be so utterly opposed to the privacy and freedom and WILL of the people that this is what they have produced and passed?
How can you lot be the best we can do?
Every one of you who voted through this bill should be utterly ashamed of yourselves. You do not represent me and I would gladly see the lot of you pushed into oncoming traffic.
How dare you.