Australia Post is one of the Australia Federal Government agencies with the power to obtain your private telecommunications and internet data, without a warrant under the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979.

Australia Post  can obtain phone and internet account information, outwards and inwards call details, phone and internet access location data, and details of Internet Protocol (IP) addresses visited.

Australia Post made 251 applications 2011-12 for private telecommunications data. Why was the data asked for?¬† Was it “for the protection of the public revenue”? i.e. protecting Australia Post revenue? Who knows?


You can read the whole report here (pdf)


Applications made for access to private telecommunications data