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ITWire: %80 of Australians don't want government spying

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 16:56 -- Eva Prkachin

Despite this poll showing that most Australians disapprove of state spying, the government is pressing ahead with an extreme law that would force telcos to store private customer information and make that data available to government agencies. Got a problem with that? Go to

Article by Graeme Philipson for ITWire

More than three quarters of Australians do not approve of the Government accessing phone and !nternet records without a warrant.

Essential Research has run a question in its weekly poll which finds that 80% of Australians disapprove. The numbers are a little different by political persuasion, but even 71% of avowed Coalition voters disapprove of the practice, which revelations from NSA whistleblower Ed Snowden show are widespread in the US.

The survey was conducted online from 14 to 17 February 2014 and is based on 1,017 respondents. Essential Research runs polls regularly on a number of subjects, which are published in online newsletter Crikey.

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