Yeesh, Veks, a little late to the party there. Yeah, the situation sucks. That's what happens when the balance of power in Parliament is held by fundamentalist won't-someone-please-think-of-the-children parties like Family First.
Also, it's important to note that Kevin Rudd (as in, the Rudd government) is no longer our Prime Minister. He was ousted by his party, not necessarily over this particular incident, but using the same heavy handed tactics in other areas. On top of that, it's led to Australia's first female (caretaker) Prime Minister, Julia Gillard.
But wait, it gets better: there's an election in a week's time, and if the opinion polls are anything to go by, even if they do remain in power the
Gillard government is destined not to have the same ludicrous amount of control over Parliament they've had in recent years. And if the growing opposition to the planned broadband internet filter is anything to go by, the Australian public's just starting to find its voice. Heck, even the very idea of the filter has led to a much more active participation in politics of the more open minded Australians, and the creation of national entities like the Australian Sex Party
and grassroots movements like Gamers 4 Croydon
Hmm..Didn't that Crazy guy on the Video Games Ratings board for Australia get canned or something?...I think he did...I know he's the reason why Austalia doesn't get games like Left4Dead 2 or others, or if they do, they're heavily censored.
Yes, he stood down. Public submissions have been taken on the matter of an R18+ video games rating, and are at the moment being evaluated by the Standing Committee of Attorneys General (minus that one guy).