Since Australia is a colony the people in government rule in the appropriate manner, with the mentality from 1788, i.e. keeping the convicts locked up on this prison isle.
Australians do not live in a democracy as 'advertised' but rather in a totalitarian, fascist or authoritarian state depending on your point of view.
The people in the Australian Government are 'human rights' abusers where they get away with a lot with the world just accepting this.
Forcing someone to do something is against a few laws that the people in the Australian Government put in the round file.
As an example, one cannot be forced to use a data collection service for COVID reasons, namely an app.
This is against a Commonwealth law called the Privacy Act of 1988, under Section 94H, which states the following:
PRIVACY ACT 1988 – SECT 94H
(1) A person commits an offence if the person requires another person to:
(2) A person commits an offence if the person:
(a) refuses to enter into, or continue, a contract or arrangement with another person (including a contract of employment); or
(b) takes adverse action (within the meaning of the Fair Work Act 2009 ) against another person; or
(c) refuses to allow another person to enter:
(i) premises that are otherwise accessible to the public; or
(ii) premises that the other person has a right to enter; or
(d) refuses to allow another person to participate in an activity; or
(e) refuses to receive goods or services from another person, or insists on providing less monetary consideration for the goods or services; or
(f) refuses to provide goods or services to another person, or insists on receiving more monetary consideration for the goods or services;
on the ground that, or on grounds that include the ground that, the other person:
(3) To avoid doubt:
(a) subsection (2) is a workplace law for the purposes of the Fair Work Act 2009 ; and
(b) the benefit that the other person derives because of an obligation of the person under subsection (2) is a workplace right within the meaning of Part 3-1 of that Act.
So, on the land where Australia's first police force was made up of criminals (and still is to this day) the authorities have conjured up an idea that mobile phones are mandatory for its residents for the purpose of data collection for COVID reasons.
So summing it up, NSW residents are forced to be owners of a mobile phone in order for the government to monitor their every move, as this is done via A-GPS (Assisted GPS, i.e. mobile phone tower triangulation) and GPS and now WiFi/Bluetooth scanning embedded in the phone's operating system by Apple and Google, actions which are out of your control, and also 'forcing' you to login to premises you have visited.