All data can be archived and monitored, and the Bill would allow the information to share between foreign governments, which without a doubt including the very powerful United States of America.
And a side note for over-concerned American citizens, the US Government does not issue that many tap warrants after all.
Mr Copeland said Australia already issued more tap warrants per capita than the US.
"Based on 2004-2005 statistics, we (Australia) issued 2283 telephone tap warrants in that year," he said.
"We have a population of what, 22 million? The US has a population of 300 million, and it issued 1174, which is just ridiculous.
"It's just extraordinary that we can issue 20 more formal warrants than the US does per capita.
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