Last Exile wrote:On the bright side, the Liberals are utterly opposed to it.
Only because they didn't think of it first. Remember, it's the party that banned all porn that includes dangly bits (except in Canberra)
Exactly. If the liberals do get back in next election, what's to stop them from suddenly deciding to implement their own filter? And, of course, labor will be totally against it
Another example - back in the 80s, labor wanted to introduce GST. The liberals were fully against it 100%. Come 1992, Dr John Hewson, leader of the liberal party at the time, decided to push the introduction of GST (of course he didn't get in at the 1993 election), and again in 2000, the liberals are pushing GST again, with labor still fully against it.
Politics is complete bullshit. The party in power wants to do something, and the opposition are dead against it, even if they tried to do it themselves in the past. Then they get into power, and the roles are reversed. Repeat ad-bloody-nauseum.