This seems excessive

What’s with Australia’s current government and drafting laws so ill-defined that can effectively be used for anything… oh yeah, I get it now.

Australians who work in industries such as food and grocery will be placed under a similar microscope to those at risk of international espionage, Mr Gould [ETU national policy adviser] warned.

“That's how broad the bill is,” he said.

“An apprentice electrician now somehow poses a terror threat to the power industry; it's beyond ludicrous.

“Podiatrists, I admit, are pretty important people, but I would never have thought of a podiatrist as a domestic terrorist threat.”

Australia: eroding people’s privacy in the name of counter-terrorism, one law at a time. I’d be interested to find out how many terrorist attacks this thwarts. I suspect after a decade the number will approximate zero.