An anonymous reader writes: Defence Report warns the Australian Government is pushing ahead with draconian anti-science law despite warnings it will kill Australia's "Innovation Agenda", and Geoffery Robertson QC warning it is "so sloppily drafted" it threatens academic research with "no sensible connection to military technology". 229 Cryptographers signed a petiton against it. So have other scientists on Civil Liberties Australia. Why are the Aussie Defence Department doing this? Because they want to be a "powerhouse in civilian science"! Tell them they're dreaming!