Twitter Updates

  • Malcolm Turnbull is speaking in the House of Representatives on the Ozcar issue. Is alleging inappropriate influence on Ford Credit by govt. #
  • Turnbull is quoting emails from Godwin Grech he claims show John Grant received favourable treatment of his application for OzCar finance. #
  • Turnbull says documents show Ford Credit was pressured to assist Grant at same time as it was seeking $500m govt assistance. #
  • Turnbull draws link between Grant as “crony” and “friend” of the PM; says govt. exercised leverage on Ford Credit to assist Grant. #
  • Turnbull says Swan has used his “considerable influence” to get a favour for a “mate”. #
  • RT @Pollytics: Problem with what Truffles is doing in the House is if Swan actually has ex. of other dealers, Mal is cutting his own throat. #
  • Turnbull dismisses other emails govt intends to use to show other car dealers received similar treatment to Grant. #
  • Turnbull says Swan has “abused his power” and Rudd “won’t lift a finger”… “this is the culture of the ALP… cronyism…” #
  • Kevin Rudd now moving a motion to censure Turnbull over using alleged fake email… #
  • Rudd says Turnbull not fit to be Leader of the Opposition or future Prime Minister. “This fraudulent email is the entire rock” of T’s case. #
  • Rudd: This charge of influence turns on whether I directed my staff to assist Grant and on evidence of that direction. It doesn’t exist. #
  • Rudd: Turnbull trying to cover his tracks now… Sen. Abetz read the supposed email on Friday… Steve Lewis contacted my office later… #
  • Rudd is arguing that the Libs used the email before its text was given to The Aust’s Steve Lewis. Attacks Daily Telegraph for its mockup. #
  • Rudd looks up at press gallery as he attacks Telegraph for mocking up the words they were given into a supposed email from Rudd’s office. #
  • Rudd says Turnbull is “running at a million miles an hour” from the fake email…goes to “the integrity of the man”… #
  • Rudd: This email is a forgery and the Telegraph’s reporting of it is false. This is a matter for New Ltd to attend to… #
  • Rudd: Turnbull has been talking up this alleged “smoking gun” for weeks to editors…Libs have goaded Dr Charlton for weeks now… #
  • Rudd now quoting the statement from his adviser Dr Andrew Charlton about comments from Turnbull at the Mid Winter ball last week… #
  • RT @newscomau: Police interviewing Grech over Utegate – http://bit.ly/13MnWI #
  • Rudd makes a second attack on News Ltd over Turnbull briefing of The Australian’s Glenn Milne… #
  • Rudd says Turnbull’s “briefed out version” of events disseminated by his “journalist of choice”… #
  • Rudd’s time expires… debating time that is!… Albanese moves extension of time which is granted on the voices… #
  • Correction… someone called a division and the House is now dividing on whether to grant Rudd extra time to speak on the censure motion. #
  • The division in the House has been called off… an unusual event… Rudd continues speaking… #
  • Rudd returns to “saga of Sen. Eric Abetz” quoting from the alleged email before it was published in the papers… #
  • Rudd says “bottom line” is Turnbull has been “fundamentally untruthful” about “forged email” for his own “political ends”. #
  • Rudd listing auditing process to discover the email. Full audits in Treasury and PM & Cabinet show the email never existed. #
  • Rudd says “this is deeply in the DNA of the Liberal Party… they specialise in this activity… the party of children overboard…” #
  • Rudd says Turnbull has no option but to stand in the Parlt now, offer an apology and resign… #
  • Joe Hockey now speaking on the censure motion… says there is a news report on ABC site that AFP have executed search warrant on Grech home #
  • Hockey says an email does exist, according to Federal Police investigation, contradicting claims by Rudd. Says it exists on Treasury system. #
  • ABC News report says email has been found and is a fake – http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2009/06/22/2604632.htm #
  • Hockey now attempting a confusing argument about government involvement in the fake email… waters getting somewhat muddy… #
  • RT @Pollytics: Hockey is a fool – sit down, shut up and dont go down with the ship son! #
  • Hockey has now turned his attention to Treasurer Swan’s actions in relation to John Grant… #
  • Hockey now arguing that faxes sent to Swan’s home show special treatment was given to Grant… #
  • RT @Pollytics: Hockey has just demonstrated he doesn’t know how the Pub Service works when it comes to MPs dealing with constituents! #
  • RT @Pollytics: @BernardKeane Put Joe out of his misery – jump down from the bleachers and let him know the email is a forgery! #
  • Hockey arguing that treatment of John Grant demonstrates he was not “just any other constituent”… #
  • Hockey says Swan is “engaged in a conspiracy to murder but there’s no body” because Grant’s application for funding was not approved. #
  • Hockey putting questions to Swan: when did he meet John Grant, when did he buy a car from him… #
  • Hockey on Swan: “What a fool… he has lied to this Parliament… he should resign.” #
  • Treasurer Wayne Swan now speaking… says he has just witnessed the weakest argument he’s ever seen in “this place”. #
  • Swan: Turnbull should resign… he’s been using a fake email as a smoking gun… #
  • Swan describing effect of global financial crisis creating a need for motor industry financing…but Turnbull is “Captain Smear” of politics #
  • Swan is giving one of his most confident and aggressive performances in the House…perhaps he needs a regular crisis… #
  • Swan quoting Delaney from Motor Trades Association that Grant has been treated LESS favourably because of knowing the Treasurer! #
  • Swan refers to Hockey as “sloppy Joe”… #
  • Swan quoting emails from Liberal MP Kay Hull in relation to her representations on behalf of another car dealer… #
  • Swan quotes emails showing Godwin Grech talked of intervening for car dealer who was having difficulty with Capital Finance. #
  • Swan says Grech sent 130 emails to Treasurer’s office and Treasury about various car dealers and applications for finance from OzCar. #
  • Correction… Kay Hull is Nationals member for Riverina, NSW, not a Liberal… #
  • As Swan speaks, the camera shows Turnbull saying something to Rudd across the table – Rudd appears to ignore Turnbull. #
  • Swan describing state of motor dealer financing arrangements affecting Ford Credit, arguing measures taken prevented dealerships going broke #
  • Swan says he was “highly attentive to the needs of the industry”…says he was “worried sick” dealerships were going to the war. #
  • Swan says Opposition don’t understand or care about the economic difficulties faced by Aust. businesses because of the GFC… #
  • Tony Abbott now speaking in the House of Representatives on the OzCar issue… says it is an issue of integrity in government… #
  • Abbott says Rudd came into the House, face flushed, surrounded by heavies, and attempted to “carpet bomb” the integrity of others… #
  • Abbott says Rudd “sooled the Federal Police” on the Opposition and others… #
  • Abbott says the real issue is about emails that are NOT in dispute.. those from Swan’s staff to Treasury officers.. not about Turnbull. #
  • Abbott: greatest political crime is to mislead the House.. they can mal-administer their dept. or run naked down George St, but not mislead! #
  • Abbott is rehashing the arguments about Swan’s office giving favourable treatment to John Grant… #
  • RT @stephenconroy: Oh, Tony Abbott. Your squeaky voice and slight lisp makes everything you say so adorable. #utegate #
  • RT @downesy: Godwin Grech is a great name for a villain (even if he’s innocent). Played by Gyton Grantley in the Ute-Gate mini-series. #
  • Regarding #utegate hashtag: another example of a mis-named affair. It’s not about the ute … this declared on Rudd’s register for years. #
  • The mood in Parliament: Opposition benches are somewhat subdued whilst the government side is buoyant. Psychologically, the Libs seem down. #
  • Abbott concludes and Anthony Albanese, Minister for Infrastructure, rises to speak… begins with focus on Turnbull and fake email. #
  • Albanese says Turnbull is “all pop, no boom”… just a vicious smear… etc. #
  • RT @annabelcrabb: Just left chamber for a breather. Most toxic I’ve seen it in years. Whole thing needs to come back a few notches IMHO #
  • ABC says Grech home raided by Federal Police. Fake email said to be sent from Treasury to Grech’s home account. We await more details… #
  • Annabel sounding like Rudd now…. RT @annabelcrabb: Poor old Godwin Grech now having his house raided by federal rozzers #
  • Albanese making much of Lib claims Sen Abetz quoted from email from newspapers before they actually published it… #
  • The Punch – http://bit.ly/14x5yj – claims AFP want to speak to ex-Treasury official who now works as advisor to Turnbull… #
  • RT @annabelcrabb: In my opinion this session so far is being won by Govt. Swan on confident form. But anything can happen at backgammon #
  • Deputy Opposition Leader Julie Bishop now speaking in the House… says the issue is about Swan… etc. Debate petering out. #
  • RT @annabelcrabb: I’m not giving the debate to Govt just cause Albanese is reading out my work btw. .It’s because he sent me a car yesterday #
  • Bishop says ALP don’t even know when they’ve done something wrong… talks of Fitzgibbon blaming Judases… god, this woman is hopeless… #
  • RT @annabelcrabb: Sounds like trace of email has been located inside Treasury. ABC says “concocted” inside Treasury. Good enough for Joe H. #
  • RT @annabelcrabb: Oh yeah with Albanese you’re dealing with at least a Datsun 180Y. At the very least. #
  • Mercifully, Julie Bishop will be sat down shortly… Question Time about to start in the Reps… #
  • RT @lmdallatorre: Turnbull has proved himself to be a tactical lightweight, proving my theory that the next Lib PM isn’t even in the Parlt. #
  • RT @rod_benson: Agree on Bishop. What do you call a collection of Judases? An embrace? || A caucus? #
  • Speaker Jenkins announces that this debate will continue by agreement and Question Time will commence around 3.15pm. #
  • …oh no, I have to finish listening to the member for Curtin… #
  • Finance Minister Lindsay Tanner is now speaking in the House… says AFP has run the fake email to ground…Turnbull has questions to answer #
  • Tanner calls on Opp. to open up all their computers… advises them not to scurry back to their offices and delete anything… #
  • Tanner says email is like the Loch Ness monster… everybody knows about it but nobody’s seen it.. #
  • Philip Ruddock takes a point of order against Tanner…says debate is traversing matters covered by AFP investigation…is this in order? #
  • Tanner says this is not first time Turnbull has resorted to grubby tactics and quotes examples from @annabelcrabb ‘s Quarterly Essay. #
  • RT @nicodonnell If Peter Costello was the Lib pollie that never played his hand; Malcom Turnbull is the Lib pollie who always overplays his. #
  • RT @theburgerman: A quick disclaimer from Tanner in mid-tirade: ‘… Chinese whispers – er, as they’re called …’ #
  • RT @TrevorCook #utegate could be another disaster for News Ltd after Hanson and Cahill fiascos – why are they pushing the envelope like this #
  • Tanner now talking about Turnbull’s involvement in HIH… #
  • Tony Windsor, Independent member for New England, is now speaking in the House of Reps…says Turnbull has not substantiated the email. #
  • Windsor says Libs should explain their involvement with the email. Public would like to know if Turnbull has sighted it. Where? #
  • RT @penbo: UPDATE re Turnbull staffer cops want to interview – he left Turnbull’s office a few weeks ago. Not clear if he quit or was punted #
  • RT @jason_a_w: And so dawns…the Hockey era. #
  • RT @Pollytics: A period so formidable that we’ll have to go back to The Downer Months to find a peer! [RT And so dawns… the Hockey era.] #
  • Tony Burke, Minister for Agriculture, is now speaking in the House of Reps… “who would have thought” Turnbull would wander out of debate? #
  • Opposition benches are all but empty at the moment. Government benches have more. Burke wonders whether it’s related to article on The Punch #
  • The dynamics have changed in the past hour as news has come through that email may have been concocted by someone who worked for Turnbull. #
  • hehehe… RT @TonyAbbottMP: if i knew i was going to be the only one sitting on front bench i would have worn a better tie. #
  • @TonyAbbottMP Can’t you just smell the leadership? in reply to TonyAbbottMP #
  • RT @annabelcrabb: Andrew Meares, star Fairfax uber genius, is lending me some technology for Question Time – 3.15. Will tweet live. #
  • RT @theburgerman: Yes, the Opposition has all but disappeared from the Chamber – this ‘smoking gun’ looks like it’s shot them in the foot. #
  • Interesting phrase, “shot in the foot”. Used to indicate an accident but derives from deliberate action to avoid frontline. @theburgerman #
  • My snail mail today delivered a lovely letter from Simon Crean & Rob Hudson plugging job creation through new Bentleigh aquatic centre. Ah!! #
  • Snail mail also offers up a cutesy leaflet from Ted Baillieu & Andrea Coote which doesn’t once mention the word “Liberal”… #
  • Turnbull now speaking in the House.. says authenticity of email not the issue… Govt tried to shut down Grech on Friday… #
  • RT @SkyNewsAust: RT @David_Speers: @penbo Paul Lindwall left Turnbull’s office recently. Used to work for PC and for Treasury. #
  • Turnbull now saying Rudd tried to deny the existence of the email…now that there is an email we don’t know whether it is a forgery… #
  • Turnbull proposes judicial inquiry into OzCar. Terms of reference should cover Swan, Ripoll, emails, Treasury officials, Opposition staff.. #
  • Turnbull: Rudd has made reckless allegations here today [said with a straight face!] #
  • Chris Bowen, Min for Financial Services, rises to speak… quotes LBJ story about false allegations: “I’ll enjoy watching him deny it”. #
  • AFP about to drop “bombshell”, according to @annabelcrabb #
  • Keelty to speak soon – http://bit.ly/51rBu #
  • SMH says Godwin Grech was kept in a safe house over the weekend – #
  • House of Reps is subdued as Bowen speaks.. an air of anticipation… awaiting statement from Federal Police. #
  • The House of Reps is now voting in a second division on Turnbull’s motion..the govt. has amended the motion to make it a censure of Turnbull #
  • Still no word on statement from Mick Keelty of Federal Police… report online says Grech involvement is “more complicated”.. #
  • Rudd announcing ministerial arrangements – Gillard absent, also Pyne and Costello, on trip to Israel. #
  • Turnbull asks Rudd if he will establish a judicial inquiry… #
  • Rudd says Turnbull is “simply swinging in the breeze”… #
  • Rudd calls on Turnbull to resign… calls from govt backbenches “resign”… #
  • Rudd calls on Turnbull to commit to not deleting emails in his office… #
  • John Murphy asks Albanese to outline arrangements for business of the House… Albanese talks of govt. vision/policies and Opp obstruction #
  • RT @theburgerman: It people are finding the APH website overloaded, http://www.bigpondtv.com is also streaming QT – click ‘news’ #utegate #ozcar #
  • RT @annabelcrabb: Albanese fields an unrelated question from own side. Talking about alcopops. More trouble for Ute Man!!! Remember him? #
  • Turnbull asks Swan how many car dealers he spoke with on the phone before referring them to Treasury for assistance. #
  • Swan talks of supporting employment…says his fax whirs through the night…repeats account of dealing with Ripoll #
  • RT @SkyNewsAust: RT @theburgerman: RT @David_Speers: AFP just issued statement. email is a fake. they’ve interviewed Grech. #
  • RT @annabelcrabb: PM organising his plastic pockets feverishly. Looks like a pensioner at Bingo. #
  • Lindsay Tanner now talking of Turnbull-Charlton conversation at Mid Winter ball… says Turnbull intimidated Charlton… #
  • Tanner says this reminds him of Peter King [the member Turnbull knocked off in the biggest preselection stack of all time] #
  • RT @BernardKeane: DLO is departmental liaison officer. The bureaucrat who works in the min’s office and coordinates contact between them. #
  • Hockey to Rudd: “You got something to say… you got something to say”… very De Niro #
  • Hockey to Swan: How many other car dealers had updates faxed to Swan’s home? #
  • Swan: Updates received from Treasury on a variety of issues, state of the industry, etc. #
  • RT @annabelcrabb: Parliament is actually oddly subdued this QT. It’s like no-one can believe how berserk this story is going. #
  • RT @Pollytics: Oooh, Joe is getting shirty – he should be careful, he nearly has the leadership. #
  • Chris Bowen now answering a question about truthful information in the corporate world… moves on to HIH and Goldman Sachs… #
  • Dear oh dear… Bowen says “haitch i haitch”… how common… #
  • RT @annabelcrabb: Getting the hunch that Rudd and Hockey are getting less friendly as time goes by, #
  • Abbott takes point of order against Bowen… so nice to have him doing the job instead of the Sturt poodle… #
  • Andrew Robb takes point of order against Bowen… they don’t want anyone talking about Haitch I Haitch… #
  • RT @annabelcrabb: People Skills up and down like the ASX. #
  • RT @annabelcrabb: There’ll be no confidential settlement about lying about an email, says Bowen. This is pretty heavy stuff. #
  • RT @annabelcrabb: It’s as though the departure of Costello has stripped away the last caution of the Government in its attacks on Turnbull. #
  • Bowen says Turnbull will be held to account for putting his ambition ahead of the facts. #
  • Hockey asks Swan about meeting between Ford Credit officials and Treasury: was Grant’s case raised and phone number handed over? #
  • Swan starts answer, Abbott takes point of order to say he can’t hear because Rudd is interjecting… #
  • RT @annabelcrabb: Swan’s answer implies yes. Rudd interjecting .. picks up plastic pocket, studies it intently. Please let it be u’side down #
  • RT @reversepr: #utegate the thick plottens!!! seems like there’s a lot more the ‘fake’ email than many first thought – http://bit.ly/UqAbe #
  • RT @annabelcrabb: News Flash: AFP confirms a “42-year-old Calwell man” is of interest in the creation of fraudulent email. #
  • RT @annabelcrabb: This description refers to Grech. Appears to support speculation Grech involved in the construction of the email. BIZARRE. #
  • RT @annabelcrabb: Listening to Nicola Roxon talking about alcopops. Feeling like a beer. #
  • Godwin Grech: 2009’s Tirath Khemlani? #
  • Jenny Macklin now on her feet answering question about utilities allowance… is this the ute again? #
  • RT @annabelcrabb: Hockey’s back. Trying to bring the subject back to Swan. This is a battle of battle grounds today, more than anything. #
  • Turnbull rises to ask question… government members yell “resign”… #
  • Turnbull asks Swan how and why Treasury officials came to know Grant was an acquaintance of the PM? #
  • Swan says Turnbull should do the decent thing and resign… #
  • RT @annabelcrabb: @turnbullmalcolm texting furiously. #
  • Combet takes a question on the Carbon Reduction Pollution Scheme… says it’s time for coalition to take control of the issue in their ranks #
  • RT @BernardKeane: MT on his 2nd glass of water. #
  • RT @annabelcrabb: Word around Parliament House is that former Turnbull staffer Paul Lindwall is friendly with Godwin Grech. #
  • RT @annabelcrabb: Sharman Stone says one of her car dealers wanted help but didn’t get the Rolls Royce treatment. No ute, no start #
  • RT @annabelcrabb: Displaced blonde nobber Yvette Dath wants an update on the economy. #
  • You were right the first time… RT @annabelcrabb: Oh dear God. That should have read “nodder”. REPEAT – “Nodder”. damn fiddly keyboard. #
  • Swan now getting a series of questions from Opp. members about the treatment of car dealers in their electorates. #
  • Who would ever have thought we would be so solicitous of car dealers? #
  • Damian Hale (ALP-Solomon NT) asks Rudd for update on the global economy. Rudd says people want govt standing up for them… #
  • RT @annabelcrabb: Why does Swan rely on a home fax by the way? Didn’t know they even made still. Whiff of Luddite about the whole thing huh? #
  • Rudd now launching into standard speech on not being out of the woods yet…reminds House of govt strategy… 3-stage strategy… #
  • RT @graemebowman: #HeadlinesWeWantToSee: ‘Godwin Grech’s DNA Found on Ute Keys Hidden in Judy Moran’s Bush.’ #
  • Rudd says there is a reason the Opp. abandoned the policy debate last week…didn’t like positive economic data..so moved to political smear #
  • Rudd says Opposition being marked by the people on their actions in the past few days… said they had a smoking gun… won’t be forgotten #
  • Rudd ends Question Time with a last jab at the Opposition. Turnbull moves to censure the Treasurer. Will govt allow it, I wonder? #
  • Turnbull says it’s vital the censure be debated today & Opp. members point and jeer as ministers leave the chamber… #
  • RT @annabelcrabb: Rudd, Swan and Tanner leave the chamber. More uproar. “He’s leaving his own censure!” shrieks Hockey, at top volume. #
  • Turnbull is now fighting desperately to shift debate onto Swan but the news tonight will be all about Grech & how Turnbull was conned. #
  • The government has voted down Turnbull’s motion to censure Treasurer Swan after 5 hours of debate and Questions today. #
  • Channel 10 news reports on AFP investigation of fake email. Shots of police at Godwin Grech’s home. Rudd says Turnbull swinging in breeze. #
  • Ch 10’s Paul Bongiorno says there is no obvious successor to Turnbull. Seems to think Swan is safe. #
  • RT @Wil_Anderson: So the email is a fake. Can’t wait for the headline tomorrow: “Turnbull rooted in the back of a ute!” #
  • Federal Police media statement on Ozcar – http://twurl.nl/vszavf #
  • RT @PremierMikeRann: Didn’t anyone in the Fed Libs follow the dodgy documents saga involviog their hapless Sth Aussie counterparts! #
  • Channel 9 news leads with Laurie Oakes to camera. Describes Godwin Grech as “mild-mannered”. Says Turnbull has “egg on his face”. #
  • Channel 7 news says Turnbull’s job is in jeopardy. Mark Riley says Turnbull is in big trouble if AFP finds email went through Opp. computers #
  • RT @Wil_Anderson The email’s fake? Poor Turnbull…and the Nigerian prince that sent it to him seemed so reputable. #
  • RT @BernardKeane: So, if it counts, I rate 7,9 and 10 all bad for Turnbull, and Sky News too. #
  • What’s the go with digital radio? – http://twurl.nl/ab8xam – from ABC newsletter, INSIDE. #
  • Kevin Rudd appearing on Today-Tonight. Says allegation of corruption is most serious charge that can be levelled against head of govt. #
  • Rudd: Turnbull allegations based on a fake email constitute a grave misjudgement; Turnbull should resign; does not have character to be PM. #
  • Rudd: Turnbull is plainly an opportunist who will stop at nothing; easy to throw mud; allegation of corruption is most serious possible. #
  • RT @mr_billiam: I disagree. Appearing on Today Tonight is the most serious charge that can be levelled against a head of government. #
  • Rudd: Turnbull’s sordid accusations disqualify him from putting himself forward as alternative Prime Minister. #
  • Rudd: industries such as motor trade are facing severe challenges in the global climate; we have been trying to assist them to support jobs. #
  • RT @annabelcrabb: The Prime Minister has done Nine News live, Today Tonight live and is limbering up for 7.30 Report. #
  • RT @annabelcrabb: I’m not aware of any appearances by Turnbull tonight. Lateline promising a head-to-head between Albanese & People Skills. #
  • RT @annabelcrabb: I shall be GLUED to Lateline. People Skills returns to a leadership role at last. You know how I feel about that. #
  • Remembering the original “-gate”: http://twurl.nl/up7n1g Deep Throat tried to stop Deep Throat #
  • RT @annabelcrabb: Albanese undertaking triumphant tour of press gallery. You can tell which side thinks they won the day. They’re right too. #
  • Kevin Rudd is being interviewed by Kerry O’Brien on The 7.30 Report… #
  • O’Brien suggests to Rudd that the charges extend beyond the fake email to the faxes between Swan’s office and Grech… #
  • Rudd: Grech himself admitted his memory might be faulty; IT searches found no evidence; Turnbull did rounds of media touting a fake story… #
  • O’Brien asks about Swan ignoring questions inquiring whether he rang other car dealers as he did with John Grant. #
  • Rudd quotes Motor Trades Association that Grant got same treatment as other car dealers. How would they know, asks O’Brien. #
  • O’Brien asks about “imagery” from Senate hearing when Grech was being hammered and claimed Grant was seen as a “special case”. #
  • Rudd says its remarkable that the Libs can sustain an attack on Swan when his assault on Rudd when up in smoke. #
  • Malcolm Turnbull now appearing on 7.30 Report. How’s your credibility, O’Brien asks. #
  • Turnbull: why should I resign when the email has been concocted in the Treasury which is Swan’s responsibility. [You must be joking…] #
  • O’Brien asks about Turnbull’s responsibility to make use of information that has been checked. Turnbull says no-one on his side had the doc. #
  • O’Brien asks about Turnbull accosting Charlton at the Mid Winter Ball. Why did you give him free character advice? #
  • Turnbull: Charlton was clearly at the centre of this situation. How did you know that, asks O’Brien. #
  • O’Brien asks Turnbull about Sen Abetz quoting from the email before its text was published. How? #
  • O’Brien asks why rely on Grech evidence when Grech put a caveat on his memory? Turnbull not handling these questions well. #
  • RT @annabelcrabb: O’Brien asks good question: if you were unaware of the email, why were you warning Charlton about it at the ball last Wed? #
  • O’Brien asks why Rudd would give such extensive powers to Auditor-General if he had anything to hide. #
  • Turnbull repeats claims that leverage was used with Ford Credit when it was seeking govt assistance. #
  • Interview over. No questions about Lib staffer linked to the fake email. Intriguing question is who concocted the email and sent it to Grech #
  • @HyperBrendan According to Annabel Crabb, Lateline has Tony Abbott and Anthony Albanese which should be equally good fun! in reply to HyperBrendan #
  • As Blogs Are Censored, It’s Kittens to the Rescue – http://twurl.nl/morou5 – the Cute Cat Theory of Internet Censorship makes a lot of sense #
  • RT @Pollytics: Swan releases 21 pages of emails to back his account of events – http://bit.ly/QJJoh #