@bob@art I should clarify though that free software is not a solution to unjust laws like these. It does help society be less vulnerable to them, but having the law be against you is always dangerous. The only fix is to change the law.
@chebra First, they didn't "criminalize the creation of encryption without backdoor", yet. Second, it is a defense, since codes shared by Australian will be reviewed or thrown out. Third, unlike "open source", the free software movement is a social movement and has it's ethics. One part of that ethics is that developing software that hinders user-freedom is worse than not developing anything at all. So when faced which such request, a free software developer should stop producing that software, instead of complying.