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He actually used the word "anecdotal" as the basis for his decision? As in, he is ignoring actual data in favour of what is essentially hearsay? Wow is that sad.
/Considers the possible market for automated bulk job application software
That seems quite doable. Have a script scrape some job seeking site (or use an existing API), and fire it off with a scheduler a few times a day. The script would take the scraped email address and fire a template email off with resume attached, and append the company, position title, email address, and date to a spreadsheet formatted as the jobseeker diary is, so all that's left is to transcribe the result at the end of the fortnight (and if the diary's doable online, just format the spreadsheet as required for a straight copy+paste).
It'll come down to what is defined as 'looking for up to 40 jobs', if that's 40 job applications or 40 interviews... but having to do the equivalent to half time employment in community service is also quite a bit if people are supposed to be 'working' full time on finding a job...
Leaked (of course) paper details intentions to clamp down on piracy, via a revival of the internet filter to censor copyright violators, explicitly forcing ISPs to police copyrighted content in order to overturn the iiNet court decision from some years back, and attempts to tie this to trade treaties, online crime, and protection of children.
This kind of thing is why Brandis scares the shit out of me. Because this is very likely to get through, unlike Labor's attempt.