The ABC and Journalistic raids are clearly motivated and requested by the government and Dutton asked for the legislation. Personally I believe this to be a dangerous turning point for the country and I see no difference now between the approach the Australian Government has against Journalism to that of Egypt.
100% on the money - it's really disturbing that yet again in our high-trust society the governments shows that they don't trust us one little bit and they want mass-surveillance without any kind of legal oversight. Because they've proven in the past how trustworthy they are (yeah right) and we needn't worry about them collecting dossiers on everyone... if ScoMo is thinking about going down this path then I think the public has every right to know
what's going on.
Secondly, the timing of the Chinese naval visit to Sydney Harbour was disgraceful and ScoMo should have told them "any time but then"; but apparently we aren't calling the shots on these sorts of things any longer. The timing of that visit shows just how black-hearted and vicious the PRC leadership are - they have every intention of continuing to assert authority over the Chinese diaspora here and our weak as water government will do absolutely nothing about it.
That class traitor Paul Keating even wanted the security heads all sacked under a Labor government for giving their frank and fearless advice about PRC infiltration into Australia's universities and industrial espionage. We have some real problems in this country and I'm afraid that our own fifth columnists like him are working hard against the truth.