When we started our campaign to see Senator Kate Lundy move into the Communications portfolio, there was some critics who argued that despite the fact Conroy has been pushing an unpopular filter down our throats, he's still unlikely to lose his position thanks to his performance around the NBN and his influence within Labor.
David Braue at ZDNet has penned an excellent piece arguing the benefits of keeping Conroy on the NBN and giving Lundy the rest of the portfolio. Essentially, Braue argues that in an attempt to counter the negativity surrounding the internet filter in the lead up to the inevitable election, splitting the portfolio is the only way for the Labor government to save face. It's an interesting perspective, and an esecially well written piece. You should definitely read it.