Twitter Updates

  • 10 Things You Need To Know About WordPress 2.8 – http://is.gd/PB3D – RT @problogger #
  • Watergate burglar dies at 92 – http://twurl.nl/adc0x2 – Bernard Barker was one of 5 burglars arrested at the Watergate on June 17, 1972. #
  • #reshuffle PM Rudd has announced a significant reshuffle this afternoon, much bigger than many expected… #
  • #reshuffle Greg Combet elevated to Cabinet as Minister for Defence Personnel, Material & Science & Min assisting the Min for Climate Change. #
  • #reshuffle Chris Bowen elevated to Cabinet as Min for Financial Services, Superannuation & Corporate Law, & Min for Human Services. #
  • #reshuffle Combet is former ACTU Secretary, elected to Parliament in 2007. His rise is meteoric but he has proved himself a strong performer #
  • #reshuffle Chris Bowen entered Parliament in 2004 and is regarded as a rising star. He has been Assistant Treasurer since 2007. #
  • #reshuffle Rudd has ‘persuaded’ Home Affairs Minister Bob Debus to retire. He entered Federal Parlt in 2007 after 26 years in NSW Parlt. #
  • #reshuffle Brendan O’Connor becomes Home Affairs Minister, replacing Debus. #
  • #reshuffle Sen Mark Arbib replaces O’Connor as Min for Employment Participation, plus assisting the PM on Govt Service Delivery. #
  • #reshuffle Arbib has been a Senator for less than a year. A former NSW ALP Secretary, he helped Rudd secure the leadership. A swift rise. #
  • #reshuffle Tasmanian Senator Nick Sherry becomes Assistant Treasurer now that Chris Bowen has his old job. #
  • #reshuffle Craig Emerson remains Min for Small Business and gains Competition Policy and Consumer Affairs. #
  • #reshuffle Kate Ellis remains Min for Sport but gains Early Childhood Education, Childcare and Youth. #
  • #reshuffle Sen Joe Ludwig, formerly Human Services Minister, becomes Cabinet Secretary and Special Minister of State, Faulkner’s old jobs. #
  • #reshuffle Rudd has also ‘persuaded’ Sen Jan McLucas, formerly Parl Sec to the Health and Ageing Minister, to stand aside. #
  • #reshuffle McLucas was the subject of allegations of travel rorts a few weeks ago. #
  • #reshuffle There are 3 new Parliamentary Secretaries: Gary Gray, former ALP Nat Sec, elected in 2007, becomes Western and Northern Aust Sec. #
  • #reshuffle Jason Clare becomes Parl Sec to Employment. He was first elected as member for Blaxland (Keating’s old seat) in 2007. A warrior. #
  • #reshuffle Mark Butler, member for Port Adelaide since 2007, becomes Parl Sec for Health. #
  • #reshuffle Richard Marles, member for Corio since 2007, becomes Parl Sec for Industry and Innovation. #
  • #reshuffle Maxine McKew, member for Bennelong since 2007, transferred to Parl Sec for Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Dev & Local Govt. #
  • #reshuffle Combet’s promotion means Warren Snowdon becomes Min for Indigenous Health, Rural & Regional Health and Regional Services Delivery #
  • #reshuffle CORRECTION: Combet has been promoted to the ministry but is NOT in Cabinet. #
  • #reshuffle And that’s it as far as I can tell…a strong lineup in the Defence portfolios, some significant promotions & a bit of tidying up #
  • #reshuffle It was never going to happen but making Lindsay Tanner Treasurer and switching Swan into Finance would have strengthened the govt #
  • @rdegan It’s harder to track down on a Saturday! in reply to rdegan #
  • #reshuffle Of course, Rudd’s reshuffle is a doddle compared to the dog’s breakfast Gordon Brown is drowning in… #
  • Welcome to @WayneMarr and what looks like an interesting blog – http://twurl.nl/czory8 – I can see it from my front door… #
  • But how can you not care about politics, @rebeccamezzino, when it affects every aspect of your life? [You provoked this…!] #
  • Religion, sex and politics: that’s all we’ve got which is worth talking and caring about. Not necessarily in that order, of course… #
  • Well, @rebeccamezzino, that’s all right then! Old teaching tactic: make the little buggers explain what they mean! #
  • Kiev prostitutes ‘commenting’ on my hidden test blog… It’s a damned long way to go. May as well just watch New Tricks… #
  • @lmdallatorre Even if he did go to Melb Uni…! in reply to lmdallatorre #
  • Economic superpowers at war: watch out for crossfire – An Aussies view – http://bit.ly/8Q80l RT @LanceScoular via @ComplexNumber #
  • A sign of things to come? The Canberra Times website – http://twurl.nl/iliear – now contains few and incomplete articles from the paper. #
  • @lindyasimus Oh, it’s not that bad…! I’ve always looked at the Op-Ed page but they don’t put anything much online now. Waterford is good. in reply to lindyasimus #
  • I just realised today is the 65th anniversary of D-Day… http://www.dday.co.uk #
  • Some D-Day videos on YouTube: http://twurl.nl/qj32xshttp://twurl.nl/tn302ghttp://twurl.nl/ddjke7http://twurl.nl/vhu5he #
  • @JWMcGregor And for Gordon Brown, Dunkirk would be more appropriate… or the Blitz… or perhaps Hiroshima?! in reply to JWMcGregor #
  • Should I say that I laughed at The Chaser skit, accept that it’s extremely inappropriate, but condemn weak-kneed management censorship? #
  • @Sznq Twitter is a foreign country. They do things differently there. in reply to Sznq #
  • Moir’s last word on the economic growth figure – http://twurl.nl/p61bhv [cartoon] #
  • RT @BreakingNews: Investigators said the AF 447 sent 24 messages in less than 5 minutes before it disappeared. Bomb cannot be ruled out. #
  • Nice! – RT @Sznq: Definition of a Twitter user – http://shor7.com/?IZKNM (via @ComplexNumber src @annamiwendel) #
  • @Sznq Well, at least the link went to me! L.P. Hartley would be turning in his grave. in reply to Sznq #
  • My daily fix of @annabelcrabbhttp://twurl.nl/58wwq6 – read this for a perceptive discussion of friendship and family in politics. #
  • @Sznq I think I’ll change my username to DeadlyNightshade…! in reply to Sznq #
  • Handing over power by text message – http://twurl.nl/2sdd3z – Peter Hartcher looks at Julia Gillard’s future. A good read. #
  • Skit hits the fan and no one’s laughing – http://twurl.nl/bys7ej – Miranda Devine on The Chaser skit. #
  • A few home truths, after Mabo – http://twurl.nl/51dauy -Tom Calma on the anniversary of the Mabo ruling. #
  • @videoezy What’s a realtor? Some kind of Gold Coast virtual reality game in a theme park? in reply to videoezy #
  • @jimrhiz Now you’re just being pedantic… broadly defined, I think R S & P have got everything covered! in reply to jimrhiz #
  • Yes, Minister – http://twurl.nl/6jyi10 – Sir Lenox Hewitt, great Aust public servant & his daughter, Patricia, ex-minister in the Brown govt #
  • Rise of Rudd’s sentinels of spin – http://twurl.nl/xfbcuv – a disturbing look at current political realities. #
  • @mr_billiam I’m ton. in reply to mr_billiam #
  • @mr_billiam @geehall1 Twinkle? My mind is boggling… in reply to mr_billiam #
  • @jimrhiz Hehehe… I can’t keep arguing a case I don’t really believe… in reply to jimrhiz #
  • Kevin’s Rudd’s statement announcing ministerial changes – http://twurl.nl/i0kar1 #
  • D-Day Plus 65 – http://twurl.nl/6ca62l – Wash. Post editorial on the debt “still owed, payable only in the dwindling current of remembrance” #
  • ….typo…should be “the dwindling currency of remembrance”… #
  • Bernard Barker, 92, a Watergate Burglar, Dies – http://twurl.nl/igxv8p – and more on Watergate: http://twurl.nl/4uwfk4 #
  • Sacrifice and the Greatest Generation – http://twurl.nl/qeo1r3 – Tom Brokaw on how the Depression forged the D-Day generation. But today? #
  • @danupoyner I remember the earlier Hunter series, the one that made Gerard Kennedy famous – http://twurl.nl/lzem0r in reply to danupoyner #