My Latest Twitter Updates

  • Northern Territory government teeters as another minister quits – http://is.gd/21vfQ #
  • RT @annabelcrabb: About to head off to Turnbull press conference on the whole Grech situation. Can it get any stranger? #
  • RT @BernardKeane: More staggering Grech stuff: giving the PM political advice to his face. Bizarre. #
  • RT @BernardKeane: That's of course assuming that conversation took place outside Grech's head. #
  • Phyllis Johnson (1917-2009) "Feisty, fearless, fighting fit" – http://is.gd/21znu #
  • The Reserve Bank of Australia has left interest rates unchanged – just announced. The cash rate remains at 3.00%. #
  • Statement from Reserve Bank Governor Glenn Stevens on monetary policy – http://is.gd/21BcG #
  • Reserve Banks says global economy is stabilising, "downside risks" have diminished, "though they have not disappeared". #
  • Reserve Banks says tentative evidence US economy is at "turning point", conditions in Europe still weakening, growth in China "very strong". #
  • Reserva Bank says Aust conditions "stronger than expected" with "resilience" in consumer spending and exports. "Measures of confidence" up. #
  • Reserve Bank says inflation is "gradually moderating" but business borrowing "has been declining". #
  • Reerve Bank hints obliquely at future action for sustainable growth and "achieving the inflation target" – ie. interest rate increases. #
  • Malcolm Turnbull press conference apparently not available live but coming through later this afternoon on Sky News. #
  • RT @oscar7g: Reading @mfarnsworth's transcript of MT [on] OzCar fiasco interspersed with #DugongFilmFestival tweets. Seems oddly appropriate #
  • Watching Turnbull in repeat as A-PAC catches up to the live feed… this is a truly woeful performance…just blaming Grech for everything. #
  • Turnbull: Grech appeared to be a well-intentioned whistleblower.. not a question of my credibility… I relied on the information given me #
  • Turnbull asked why alarm bells did not ring on the night of the MidWinter ball… he disputes the version of events offered by Charlton. #
  • Turnbull asked what this has taught him about due diligence. Repeats earlier comments about accepting Grech's bona fides. #
  • Turnbull: It never occurred to me that Godwin Grech could have made this up… it strains credulity… a political opponent maybe but not GG #
  • Turnbull: Mark Twain once observed "only fiction has to be credible"… #
  • Annabel Crabb pushes Turnbull on his claim that it is simply a matter of him accepting Grech's story. Exactly. #
  • Turnbull asked whether it is possible that the email is still out there somewhere… Turnbull laughs… #
  • Turnbull: Grech is obviously not well… under pressure… we wish him well… #
  • Turnbull: These events will make everybody – journalists and politicians – more careful. Expect the unexpected… #
  • Turnbull: Grech faked an email and then rang me to arrange a meeting to show me a fake email… journalist queries what that says about MT.. #
  • Turnbull asked whether Grech was the source of leak on bank deposit scheme – says he will not discuss any sources on any other matter. #
  • You've been sending us coded messages, says Crabb – "we knew him well" … #
  • Turnbull: This is a terrible personal tragedy for Grech… I have reason to be disappointed but he is clearly a man who is very ill… #
  • Turnbull: we have acted honestly throughout this… [press conference ends] #
  • The Australian National Audit Office report on the OzCar matter is available here: http://is.gd/21HBj #
  • After watching that appalling performance from Turnbull, I'm off shortly to listen to John Howard speaking on politics and the media… #
  • It will be a pleasure to see a political professional once again… #
  • *blushes* RT @Colvinius: Hats off to @mfarnsworth for an excellent live-blogged account of Turnbull's press conference. #
  • RT @annabelcrabb: Reading a sheaf of emails from Grech that Malcolm T has just released #
  • Waiting for howard … Again #
  • Had to record final episode of Liberal Rule. Nobody tell me what happened – I want to find out for myself whether they beat Rudd… #
  • And what a contrast: the amateur then the pro..RT @lindyasimus: You are a glutton for punishment it seems. Turnbull then Howard? What a day! #
  • There was nothing ambiguous about my description… RT @jimrhiz: John or Danu? #
  • RT @thewetmale: I love, when Rudd talked in Chinese at APEC, a) Howard didn't know what he was saying & b) the Chinese pollies looked giddy. #
  • Howard delivered his entire lecture in Mandarin tonight @thewetmale – so there! #
  • See @jfknorth for the best profile web link I've seen in a long time… #
  • RT @thewetmale: That cunning bastard! Did you see i came close to the great man earlier today?…true story http://www.twitpic.com/cobqr #
  • @Colvinius In his lecture tonight, John Howard lamented the loss of influence of PM – attributed this to earlier deadlines & fragmented auds in reply to Colvinius #
  • Everyone should congratulate @danupoyner on publication of his book "The Digital Native" and order a copy from him – Twitter discount. #
  • The Bowels of Despair for Turnbull – http://is.gd/225Q9 – blog post from @GrogsGamut #
  • @Chris_pinkapple I have used 2 hosts on that list and would NOT recommend them… in reply to Chris_pinkapple #
  • RT @markknoller: http://twitpic.com/cqcl5 – Iranian-Americans stage protest/hunger strike unusually close to the White House. #
  • RT @spellrus: http://twitpic.com/cqcqn – At peter singer talk on sustainibility in sydney put on by city of sydney #fb #
  • RT @markknoller: Today at the WH: it's the President's 48th birthday. His gift to himself: no press appearances scheduled. At least not yet. #
  • Obama faces 30 death threats a day, including from al-Shabaab, the group involved in the Melbourne arrests: http://is.gd/227QS #
  • Media unfair on Hanson, Hollingworth, says Howard – http://is.gd/2286O #
  • One up, one down in Darwin – http://is.gd/228ks – Territory Labor government clinging to power through revolving ministerial door. #
  • GetUp! is campaigning to bad corporate and third-party political donations: http://is.gd/229KA #
  • @angesbiz So the ends justify the means and don't need reasons? This is dangerous, totalitarian thinking. You surprise me. in reply to angesbiz #
  • Debunking right-wing idiocies in the US… RT @wonkette: Is Barack Obama A Secret Australian From The 1950s? – http://bit.ly/9O0gi #

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