My Latest Twitter Updates

  • RT @David_Speers: Talk about Abbott…only "chatter" according to one frontbencher. Events "moving quickly" according to another bbencher #
  • RT @theburgerman: Apparently frontbenchers and backbenchers mulling over the issue as #qt underway. #spill #
  • RT @jamesmassola: Turnbull supporters playing it down but there is talk of a challenge. #
  • RT @jamesmassola: Lot of texting going on in the chamber that's for sure. #qt #
  • Pyne moves gag motion against Tanner… House divides… gives everyone time to count Abbott's numbers… #qt #
  • I still prefer the old black and white Split versions RT @Pollytics: #spill The Sequel. Man, they churn these things out fast these days. #
  • @julie_posetti Are you saying that Parlt is no longer on free-to-air radio? in reply to julie_posetti #
  • I don't believe any of this. It has to be a rush of blood to the head. They cannot seriously think Tony Abbott is electable. #
  • @thewetmale But Andrews was never a "real" candidate. If the spill had been carried the serious candidates would have stepped up. in reply to thewetmale #
  • @thewetmale Abbott and Hockey are the only serious contenders and Abbott is electoral poison. He's a kind of Palin, appeals to the base only in reply to thewetmale #
  • Kevin and Julia versus Kevin and Julie, says Gillard, musing on the missed chance of the week. Only a letter in it, she says. #qt #
  • The nation has dodged a bullet, Gillard tells the House. But has Turnbull? #qt #
  • Gillard holds up a Workchoices mouse pad kit as a consolation prize. She never forgets. I like that. #qt #
  • That's a consolation prize for Kevin Andrews…. #
  • Gillard has a gentle dig at Rudd whilst channelling Kevin Andrews calling the 2010 race… priceless #qt #
  • "I think I preferred the props," says Bronywyn Bishop. #qt Harry thinks it deserves an award. #
  • "I think the minister wins by a nose," says Bronwyn Bishop. #qt #
  • "I have a genetic advantage," says Gillard. #
  • No, that was the past 2 days… RT @jamesmassola: #qt silly season has begun #
  • Albo is right – http://bit.ly/5NYhSd #qt #
  • RT @jamesmassola: I read Perhaps 11 Libs who are a good chance to vote for Ets and with Malcolm – on that basis it passes #
  • Johnson says Bishop can "move the party forward" by going to Turnbull and telling him to resign. Who's going to write her speech? #
  • RT @latikambourke: .@Radio2UE has been reporting since 7pm that Peter Slipper & Wilson Tuckey are publicly calling on Turnbull to resign. #
  • Hehehe … RT @latikambourke: Pizza delivery guy just told me he's made many deliveries to Parliament House tonight. #
  • van Onselen making good point about whereabouts of Brandis, Pyne, Ciobo & Morrison. Unusual for Ronaldson to be Turnbull's surrogate. #
  • RT @jamesmassola: ronaldson is a big turnbull supporter. re: van onselen's point – pyne and ciobo were in the room at malcolm's presser #
  • She knows the jig is up for her too… RT @latikambourke: Julie Bishop is not commenting tonight. #
  • Sen. Humphries: One of the ugliest days I've seen in politics. #
  • RT @samanthamaiden: Labor tweeps report Minchin walked into Senate tonight fist pumping. Unbelievable. #
  • RT @AndrewBartlett: The Libs are really reminding me of Aust Dems circa-2002. Lucky for them there's no other party around to replace them #
  • @TrevorCook I particularly like Chapter 40, Riots in the Assembly, in Evatt's book. We're pretty tame by comparison now. in reply to TrevorCook #
  • RT @samanthamaiden: Judith adams and david bushby have resigned as opp dep whips. Who knew? #
  • And an excellent job from Sky -RT @David_Speers: Thankyou tweeps for keeping us up to date tonight…i tried to attribute on air as we went! #
  • @MacYourselfhome Let's all close our Twitter accounts in support in reply to MacYourselfhome #
  • RT @samanthamaiden: @annabelcrabb won a walkley tonight ! #walkley #
  • Tonight @annabelcrabb wins a Walkley and the subject who helped her win it has his finest (if fatal) moment. #
  • The Liberal Party of Australia, formed 1909 (Fusion), self-destructed 2009 (Fission). #
  • RT @BernardKeane: Nice contrast tonight of past & future? Old media Walkleys awards while the biggest story of the year unfolds on Twitter? #
  • One of those nights when #lateline is a must. Can they tell us anything new? #
  • A hiatus now, perhaps until Monday. The rebel Libs may be able to destroy Turnbull but can they elect one of their own? And whither the ETS? #
  • RT @samanthamaiden: Lib senator Cory Bernardi says party in "meltdown".Says turnbull can stay on if he agrees to delay ETS/dress as pet cat #
  • There's few things more irritating than an empty-headed South Australian senator who thinks he understands the public mood. #lateline #
  • Abbott motivated by opportunism, not principle, says Hartcher #lateline – only switched when business lobbies attack ETS. #
  • Dennis Shanahan says he saw Hockey looking "distressed" this evening. #lateline #
  • Shanahan says Libs aiming to win back Lib voters lost SINCE 2007 election – to get back to bedrock. Cites primary poll vote of 32% . #
  • And not game to suggest a split? RT @LarvatusProdeo: The commentariat are floundering and don't have a clue as to what will happen #lateline #
  • Hartcher says Rudd has failed to prosecute the ETS/climate change case. #lateline #
  • Gerry Connolly doing a great impression of Australia's best news reader Lee Lin Chin #walkley #
  • RT @DanielleCronin: Final toll: 12 Libs resign, leadership ballot likely within days, ETS .. to pass but things can change at any point. #
  • Whitlam's alter-ego, Graham Freduenberg, wins a Walkley for "Churchill and Australia", a beautifully crafted and elegant book. #
  • Propositions on the Liberal right week of FAIL – http://bit.ly/6OtnAE – finish the night with this analysis from @LarvatusProdeo #
  • Turnbull's press conference video is here: http://bit.ly/7oofCe #
  • RT @michellegrattan: Would the Liberals consider having a rest day, cricket style, so the onlookers can recover? #
  • Joe Hockey leads Tony Abbott 57% to 42% for better Liberal leader in the 2UE webpoll -http://bit.ly/cdrjR – so there… #
  • This is Neil Mitchell's (3AW) editorial take on the Liberal Party fracas – http://bit.ly/5sd1Q4 #
  • RT @Pollytics: 28 Coalition members sit on margins of less than 6% on the new boundaries. Thats Turnbull's target by the looks of it #spill #
  • Hehehe…. RT @grantfisher: look again, Abbott now in front on 2UE poll 3 minutes later.. http://bit.ly/cdrjR #
  • As usual, the most comprehensive coverage is on the ABC website: http://bit.ly/8m5mI9 – good collection of stories and audio/video items. #
  • Includes Liberals being screwed…. RT @aussexparty: Higgins voters invited to sexpo for free – http://twitpic.com/r2q41 #
  • The Liberal Catch-22 – http://bit.ly/4Aih3w – outstanding analysis from ABC's Chris Uhlmann – just posted. #
  • Lindsay Tanner talking to Jon Faine on 774 – says biggest split in a party since ALP in the 1950s, bitterness will last a long time #
  • Faine asks Tanner whose brilliant idea not to run candidates in the by-elections… Tanner defends decision on cost grounds. #
  • RT @JoeHockey: Hey team re The ETS. Give me your views please on the policy and political debate. I really want your feedback. #
  • Or possibly he has no ideas of his own… RT @SSpencer_10: Hockey preparing for his break from Turnbull. Asking twitterers for view on ETS. #
  • @annabelcrabb Hearty congratulations on the Walkley. Your Quarterly Essay remains the best guide to how this Liberal mess happened. in reply to annabelcrabb #
  • The trouble with these upheavals is that listening to commercial radio talkback saps one's faith in humanity… #
  • Oh no, not today! "Inside Canberra" email arrives but NO ATTACHMENT….! #
  • Oops… the excitement got me… Inside Canberra is deferring publication until Monday… have made mental note to read emails fully… #
  • RT @theburgerman: Peter van Onselen: Hockey would lead the Liberals with Peter Dutton as deputy, under a plan being devised this morning. #
  • @theburgerman That's one hell of an audacious plan to save Dickson… in reply to theburgerman #
  • Julia from Altona has made a call to Jon Faine on ABC 774… Lindsay from Northcote called in earlier… #
  • Gillard: We are proceeding to get the CPRS legislation through, working on the basis of the view of the leader of the Liberal Party. #
  • RT @theburgerman: Peter van Onselen live on Sky News shortly to discuss Hockey / Dutton plan being devised by senior Liberal party members. #

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