Not getting much in the way of coverage yet but this is big IMHO.
This essentially gives AUS Customs the same draconian rights that US Customs and TSA currently enjoy: basically the ability to rummage through your personal digitised stuff totally at their discretion (regardless of business confidentiality or regard for your privacy) - even though there is absolutely no hope of catching anyone under the intended cause. It begs for abuse on the part of disgruntled Customs staff.
What a damned joke we have become.
Clicky to read on.ustralian customs officers have been given new powers to search incoming travellers' laptops and mobile phones for pornography, a spokeswoman for the Australian sex industry says.
Fiona Patten, president of the Australian Sex Party, is demanding an inquiry into why a new question appears on Incoming Passenger Cards asking people if they are carrying "pornography".
Patten said officials now had an unfettered right to examine travellers' electronic devices, marking the beginning of a new era of official investigation into people's private lives. She questioned whether it was appropriate to search people for legal R18+ and X18+ material.