"None of Australia’s so-called Five Eyes security partners – the United States, Britain, Canada and New Zealand – have such extensive powers."
It seems that Australia's MPs (Mutts in Parliament) are Masters of Deception.
People should recall the massive advertising campaign launched by the media, where Australia's Prime Minster Malcolm Turnbull was focusing that the change to the Marriage Act of 1960 by allowing homosexuals to marry was an important law, totally omitting attention to more important legislation involving national security, involving work within the legislation that is (deliberately) 'sloppy'.
The national security laws were in parliament the very same day the "same-sex marriage" changes were occurring, and not a single word from Australia's PM about it to the good people of Australia.
Just another set of dodgy laws being passed by the people in government in order to oppress the masses and incarcerate them under ANY pretext they choose...
See article from thesaturdaypaper.com.au from 10 Mar 2018 of the headline:
ASIO changes hidden in ‘sloppy’ amendments process
To complete setting up the new mega security Department of Home Affairs, the federal government is amending a lot of legislation. But not all of the changes are being presented willingly for public scrutiny.