well as an Aussie I can say this is straight up fucked.
our government seems to get more and more intrusive, I remember recently talks about laws to be able to search any car on the road on a whim, no grounds whatsoever required, this is along those same lines.
the article even says;
"You can't treat everybody like a criminal. That would be like tapping people's phones before they are suspected of doing any crime."
this is exactly it, in a world where very few people are actually doing truly horrible thing on the net (like pedophilia or genuinely contributing to terrorism) they want to treat everyone as a suspect.
the crazy thing is crime in a general sense in Australia is quite low, so all that our law enforcement agencies are about (in-country) seems to be tightening traffic laws beyond belief, and censoring/monitoring what we do online, at least that's all I hear them talk about.