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Australia ignores data retention in summer slack-off

dan1980

@hitmouse

Maybe. More likely they'll just push ahead regardless of what feedback they get.

Previous attempts lost steam due to other factors, the most recent one (by Labor) because they were looking so shaky in the polls. This shows that the government (either party) is lying when it claims that there is broad public support for it. If there was then Labor would have gone through with it instead of backing down because it would have given them a BOOST to their numbers.

The best way to prevent this (current) attempt is to make sure the Coalition's numbers go WAY down. Unfortunately, it's not quite close enough to an election for them to worry about bad numbers as much as Labor did last time.

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