I completely agree that we should vote accordingly, and I will. (I've been a labor/left voter my entire life. This will be the first time they'll lose my vote) But a couple of things:
1. The mandatory internet censorship filter will be put in place before the next election
2. I highly doubt the oposition party (in our two party system) would 'oppose' the legislation anyway. (if they can get the current gov to put it in place and take the flak, I'm sure they'll be more than happy to 'inherit' this drastic arm of control.. and scot free!!)
To me, this is just SUCH an important issue, and such a dramatic and dangerous 'precedent' that we need to thwart it in any way possible, and I think that international pressure might be the last possible remaining solution. As I said before, ALL the tech experts, providers, and even international governments are saying 'WTF?' but there's obviously some other agenda behind it. This is censorship of the worst kind, and once it's in place, it's too late.. Once the framework is put in place, it opens up the avenue for god-knows-what abuse in the future. We need to do whatever it takes! I've written my letters & emails to both Conroy and my local member of gov, but to be honest I'm not too confident we can stop it. People are just too complacent, and also just too dumb/uninformed. I'm concerned that people are just going about their daily lives, then in a few weeks this will be in place, and that's the end of it. Internet censorship is in place, and once it's in it will NEVER be removed.