Any idea on Australia's stance in the NSA scandal?

So apparently Australia was in on it, Source, Source 2. We aren't just worried about the magnatude of dangerous animals and bugs, but now we have to worry about this. Does anyone else have research, information or data on this subject? is it as bad or worse than the USA's NSA scandal, the information was limited to my terrible research skill but maybe you guys could shed some light on it.

Just do a trace route of your packets you''ll see em go through Pine Gap (US base) or one of the other US data hubs.

As for Australia's stance, the scumbags in Canberra are just as bad as the rest. Look at how Julian Assange a citizen of Australia has been neglected by the government.