The Abbott govt is implementing 2 year data retention (and the media was told before cabinet)

Federal government to keep your mobile and internet data for two years in war on homegrown extremists

Abbott government brings forward consideration of plans to store phone and internet records of Australians

Data retention proposal revealed to media before cabinet

Our Press Release:
Pirate Party denounces data retention plans of “digitally illiterate cabal”

Remind me. How many times did Abbott bitch about Rudd doing exactly this kind of thing with his cabinet?

Putting that aside though…very worrying. Very worrying indeed. I just hope the general public remember it come election time, and that it hasn’t faded in the news cycle.