In response to terrorist threats, Tony Abbott (our prime minister) has expanded the reach of ASIO, the domestic spy agency. It will have the power "to monitor the entire Australian internet with one warrant", and journalists and whistleblowers will be jailed for 10 years for leaking classified information. Personally I find this prospect terrifying, especially in light of Abbott's reasoning. Basically he mentioned how we're 'Team Australia' and that 'National Security' was of utmost importance. Of course terrorism is bad, and there have been legitimate threats made against Australians by Islamic militants. But part of me wonders whether we elected our equivalent of George W Bush last year, and that we're about to start repeating the same mistakes America made over a decade ago. I understand that not a lot of people here would be in Australia but I wanted to share anyway.