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In Austrlia, more and more government agencies are applying for access to user data stored by telecommuications service providers, ostensibly as part of efforts to stem criminal activities. |
The number of the agencies has reached a staggering 57, as shown in the list below, which means people in Australia are subjected to government pryling on a massive scale.
Though public outcry over this practice is reportedly muted, it is suggested in the report by people knowledgeable about this surreptious maneuvor that VPN be used to skirt around government snooping.
Australian Financial Security Authority, Commonwealth Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA), CommonwealthAustralian Postal Corporation, CommonwealthAustralian Taxation Office, CommonwealthAustralian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre, Commonwealth Civil Aviation, Safety Authority (CASA), CommonwealthClean Energy Regulator, CommonwealthDepartment of Agriculture, CommonwealthDepartment of Defence (ADFIS and IGD), Commonwealth Department of the Environment, CommonwealthDepartment of Foreign Affairs and Trade, CommonwealthDepartment of Health, CommonwealthDepartment of Human Services, Commonwealth Department of Social Services, CommonwealthFair Work Building and Construction, Commonwealth National Measurement Institute, CommonwealthACT Revenue Office, ACTAccess Canberra (Department of Treasury and Economic Development), ACTBankstown City Council, NSWConsumer Affairs, VICConsumer, Building and Occupational Services (Consumer Affairs and Fair Trading - Department of Justice), TASConsumer and Business Services, SADepartment of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, QLDDepartment of Commerce, WADepartment of Corrective Services, WADepartment of Environment and Heritage Protection, QLD Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport & Resources (Fisheries), VICDepartment of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, VICDepartment of Environment Regulation, WADepartment of Fisheries, WA Department of Justice and Regulation (Consumer Affairs), VICDepartment of Justice and Regulation (Sheriff of Victoria), VICDepartment of Mines and Petroleum, WADepartment of Primary Industries (Fisheries), NSW Environment Protection Authority, SA Greyhound Racing Victoria, VIC Harness Racing New South Wales, NSW Health Care Complaints Commission, NSW Legal Services Board, VIC NSW Environment Protection Authority, NSW NSW Fair Trading, NSW Office of Environment & Heritage, NSW Office of Fair Trading (Department of Justice And Attorney-General Office of the Director General), QLDOffice of State Revenue, NSW Office of State Revenue, QLD Office of the Racing Integrity Commissioner, VIC Primary Industries and Regions South Australia (PIRSA), SA Queensland Building and Construction Commission, QLD Racing and Wagering Western Australia, WA Racing NSW, NSW Racing Queensland, QLDRoads and Maritime Serices NSW, NSW Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA), VIC State Revenue Office, VIC Taxi Services Commission, VIC RevenueSA, SA Victorian WorkSafe Authority, VIC
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