Australia = elected government. China = military dictatorship.
That's probably about right. Since Australia prides itself as a democracy
As an Aussie I can assure you that a vast majority of Aussie DO NOT WANT THE BLUDDY FILTER!
The number of polls and surveys have run at around 80+% against.
Why are they doing it? For basic political gain of right wing votes - plain and simple. See: http://nocleanfeed.com/ for more details
So the other day I messaged another admin from the console using the regular old 'write' command (as I've been doing for over 10 years). To my surprise he didn't know how to respond back to me (he had to call me on the phone) and had never even known you could do that. That got me thinking that there's probably lots of things like that, and likely things I've never heard of. What sorts of things do you take for granted as a natural part of Unix that other people are surprised at?
Of course there's no reason for it, it's just our policy.