bill - 7:50 am on Jun 24, 2010 (gmt 0)
I'm starting to hear some other theories about this, and they're a bit more sinister.
According to some this ties into Australia's government plans to filter the web [webmasterworld.com]. If Telstra gives up all its cable infrastructure to the government then the backbone of the AU internet is going to be completely controlled by the government. They could then censor/filter anything and everything they want.