|Senator James Paterson|
Also it is not just international students who have to worry about intelligence agencies. Students who may go on to important jobs in government and industry (or already have them) can expect to be under routine online surveillance by agencies of Australia's potential foes, and friends.
Australian academics need to keep in mind that what they ask their students to study could place them at risk. Universities can seek to secure their electronic systems, but that is not foolproof. Also It will not protect students from old fashioned HUMINT: the collection of information by people.
ps: But perhaps I am a little paranoid, because I used to work for the Defence Department. ;-)
Protecting international students: get essays on paper, Campus Morning Mail, July 12, 2021