My Latest Twitter Updates

  • Deputy PM Julia Gillard has held a press conference to comment on the "better than expected" unemployment figures. #
  • Gillard: Govt's economic stimulus continues to provide a "helping hand" to employment. #
  • Gillard: figures show slight reduction in participation rate; applauds employers for attempting to maximise employment. #
  • Gillard has also paid tribute to Ted Kenna, the last World War 2 Victoria Cross winner, who died yesterday. #
  • Gillard: unemployment tipped to peak at 8.5% next year…recession is hitting Aust. jobs… #
  • Gillard: different factors affecting different states: manufacturing in Victoria, financial services in NSW, have been affected by GFC. #
  • The unemployment rate in Australia rose to 5.8% in June, the highest in six years, but lower than many predictions. #
  • My Australian Politics tweets now have their own home at @AustPolitics – at times of peak tweeting I will focus on that account. #
  • Politics and the Media: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly – John Howard speaking at Melb.Uni on Aug 4, 6pm. Bookings: http://tinyurl.com/kvoh7u #
  • GetUp! is raising funds to put this anti-internet censorship ad on television – http://tinyurl.com/nyygh7 #
  • When Newspapers Peddle Influence – http://tinyurl.com/lchxxf – even though the WSJ has an axe to grind with the Wash Post, this is sound. #
  • Is it just me or is the URL shortening feature not working in TweetDeck v0.26.4? #
  • Right-wing genie out of the bottle – http://bit.ly/1t4Fs – the fruit loops are still out there… #
  • Thanks @rebeccamezzino – I changed the Shorten URL service to bit.ly and everything's working again in TweetDeck. #
  • @rebeccamezzino Problem I have is the text of my groups isn't showing in the pop-up box… is that what you mean? in reply to rebeccamezzino #
  • The forbidden allure of Red Julia – http://bit.ly/Gec3P – @annabelcrabb has conjured a disturbing picture of priapic conservatives drooling. #
  • High Court casts shadow on Canberra's lofty vision http://bit.ly/tu5HB – a rare and significant shift in power to the States has occurred. #
  • RT @PeterBlackQUT: I don't want to be contrary, but I'm not so sure I agree with how George Williams has interpreted the decision. #
  • @PeterBlackQUT Ah… why not? Time to read the decision… in reply to PeterBlackQUT #
  • Pay attention, or be bamboozled by bread and circuses http://bit.ly/QLby9 – just caught up with this Gittins economic analysis of democracy. #
  • @PeterBlackQUT If only we had media in this country that reported on High Court decisions. Often feel I know more about US Sup Ct decisions. in reply to PeterBlackQUT #
  • Keep your comments to yourself http://bit.ly/18U6Wv – ah, yes… #
  • @PeterBlackQUT We need someone like Marcia Coyle on the Lehrer NewsHour. She makes regular appearances to explain cases and decisions. in reply to PeterBlackQUT #
  • RT @Sznq: ..SEO is much like life. Historic interconnectedness, relevance & authority count more than nouveau flash & shiny bells. #
  • As in life – @Sznq – SEO also has its share of people who think that it's not what you know but who you can pretend you know… #

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