That probably accounts for the fact that the ongoing inquiry into the legislation by the Independent National Security Legislation Monitor Dr James Renwick has received just 15 submissions.
Dr Renwick issued a media release last week, extending the date for submissions to 1 November and stressing that though there had been numerous submissions to the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security, he could not treat those as submissions to his inquiry unless they were submitted to him.
The law, officially known as the Telecommunications and Other Legislation Amendment (Assistance and Access) Bill 2018, was passed on 6 December 2018, without any amendments with the Labor Party supporting its passage.
Prior to the passage of the law, numerous local and foreign organisations and companies appeared before the PJCIS. Apart from the government agencies, hardly any company offered support for the law which weakens the protections offered by encryption.
But despite all the technical arguments against law, the government has turned a deaf ear, insisting that the concerns of industry are due to a misunderstanding of the legislation.