My Latest Twitter Updates

  • RT @howespaul: First Abbott video up and running – gold – http://bit.ly/6a539V #
  • Joe Hockey press conference about to begin… #
  • Hockey: Over the last few days I've been asked to be disloyal to my leader and a hypocrite to my principles… I cannot… #
  • Hockey: I am not a climate change sceptic… #
  • Hockey: I sought to honour the deal with the govt… #
  • Hockey: I am also a believer in the Parliament… reflected on my maiden speech… I offered a solution… they chose another path… #
  • Hockey: Thank you Malcolm… Malcolm remains a good mate… #
  • Hockey: Some say it was weak to offer a free vote… so be it… don't hide behind the skirts of others… #
  • Hockey: Tony has my full support… I am a person who naturally supports the leader… #
  • Is this a miscalculation on the part of the moderates, Hockey asked. Laughs if off somewhat wryly. #
  • Hockey: I am what I am. It's not my time. #
  • Hockey: We are a lot more robust than people give us credit for… the Labor Party had 3 leaders in a short time… #
  • Hockey: My party tolerates people who cross the floor… #
  • Hockey denies that standing in the ballot was treachery – says he supported him in the spill but didn't know he would contest the ballot. #
  • Hockey didn't know Turnbull would contest the leadership ballot. What nonsense. #
  • Hockey asked if he is using coded language to encourage moderates to cross the floor… says "my views are clear". #
  • Hockey: I am not a quitter. I want to talk to Tony about what happens next. #
  • Grattan asks if Hockey will lay down conditions for taking shadow Treasury… repeats "I want to talk to Tony about it". #
  • Hockey denies he was the one who voted informally. #
  • Hockey: This is the day to put ambition aside, the party comes first. #
  • Hockey: I am not a sceptic, I am a believer, I want action for my children… the official science is clear..earth deserves benefit of doubt #
  • Hockey press conference concludes… #
  • RT @KarenMMiddleton: And Abbott lopes off, yoke free. #spill #
  • Listen to replay of Turnbull being asked about going to the backbench & he says he will "if the Parliament comes back" – clearly expects DD. #
  • Judi Moylan giving a strong defence of climate change policy on The World Today… #
  • Judith Brett (Liberal Party historian) blames Peter Costello for the current situation – listen here: http://bit.ly/JQmcr #
  • Brett sees Abbott as a natural naysayer, a gadfly but not necessarily what the Liberal Party needs right now – The World Today. #
  • Brett sees the Liberal split as partly a divide between big and small business. Says the Libs have never been this publicly divided. #
  • First public airing of the government's lines of attack: RT @latikambourke: Greg Combet presser at 1pm. #spill #
  • RT @theburgerman: Costello: 'He has the opportunity to go to the next election as the leader of the party and I wish him every success.' #
  • RT @theburgerman: Costello on the ballot: 'There an old saying … 50% plus one is a landslide. All you need is that one to get over.' #
  • @foolkitlegal Tut, tut… I would never write "Oz"…! in reply to foolkitlegal #
  • Is there any word on Nathan Rees? #
  • Speaking of spats in the Liberal Party, remember Stanley Melbourne Bruce? – http://bit.ly/8ECdfB #
  • Greg Combet press conference on now, calling on Libs to honour the agreement on the ETS… #
  • Combet asked when Senate vote will take place… reminds journalist that the ALP does not control the Senate. #
  • Combet: no-one would have expected the Liberals would act against the national interest in this way… #
  • Combet asked if govt will consider Senate referral a "refusal to pass" under Section 57… talks of extremists taking over the Liberals. #
  • Combet quotes Abbott line on climate change as "crap"… delaying ETS is an excuse for them to ultimately defeat it. #
  • Combet: This is the most important public policy challenge of our times…we want the legislation passed…that opportunity exists this week #
  • @rod3000 I could race down and make up the numbers… in reply to rod3000 #
  • @rod3000 No, I meant I could race down to Chadstone and help a struggling writer… in reply to rod3000 #
  • Kieran Gilbert: "Hockey remains a future leader of the Liberal Party." Really? Surely he is the one whose reputation is most damaged today. #
  • Bob Brown media conference on now… talking of the extreme right hijacking the agenda… says govt has rolled gold chance to deal now. #
  • Brown angling for ALP/Greens/2 Liberal dissidents to pass ETS. I suspect no chance. #
  • RT @theburgerman: Bob Brown live on Sky News online: http://bit.ly/2aVjlb #ETS #spill #
  • Brown says Greens have a better chance now in Bradfield and Higgins. #
  • @lyndons Yes, that's the conventional wisdom. I just think he's been manipulated and will now be seen by many Libs as not up to it. in reply to lyndons #
  • RT @Pollytics: Turnbull no longer being leader is going to seriously hurt campaign donations. Cant run a marginal seat fence with no dosh. #
  • @BernardKeane Re amending: The bills resubmitted to the House after DD election must be identical & cannot be amended prior to joint sitting in reply to BernardKeane #
  • @BernardKeane That is, the govt cannot submit amendments which the Senate has not agreed to. in reply to BernardKeane #
  • @mishaschubert But those amendments must be agreed to by the Senate. The govt cannot amend a bill in the House and submit to joint sitting in reply to mishaschubert #
  • @mishaschubert And if the Senate agreed there would be no need for a joint sitting. Check the records for 1974. in reply to mishaschubert #
  • The Reserve Bank of Australia has increased interest rates by 0.25% #
  • The cash rate is now 3.75%. The 0.25% increase is the third consecutive monthly increase. http://bit.ly/7FoCbV #
  • Statement by RBA Governor Glenn Stevens on Monetary Policy: http://bit.ly/6ghxGL #
  • All aboard the 'People Skills' wild ride – http://bit.ly/5DU3tO – Annabel Crabb on Abbott and the Zsa Zsa Gabor of Australian politics. #
  • A Double Dissolution in September 2010? – http://bit.ly/GwdRu – Antony Green on election timing. #
  • @annabelcrabb Remember that question asked of Zsa Zsa Gabor: "How many husbands have you had?" She replied: "You mean of my own?" in reply to annabelcrabb #
  • Tony Abbott on 3AW with Derryn Hinch: this is the same party today as it was yesterday – the difference is we're going to take it up to govt #
  • Abbott on ETS: We can't save the world on our own… wait till after Copenhagen… this is all about Rudd's ego… #
  • Hinch asks Abbott how he's going to battle the "Mad Monk" tag… he blames journalists. Fair enough. #
  • RT @AndrewBartlett: Definition of chutzpah: RT @SBSNews The Nas beg moderate Liberals not to cross the floor on the ETS http://bit.ly/63EmVL #
  • Text of John Howard's statement on Tony Abbott's election: http://bit.ly/6yNh3t. #
  • RT @theburgerman: Julie Bishop says she voted for Turnbull in both instances in today's leadership. #spill. #
  • Julie Bishop objects to "unfair" question about how she compares Turnbull and Abbott. #PMAgenda #
  • Bishop gets herself into knots on #PMAgenda over how she voted on the motion to knock over the ETS legislation. #spill #
  • A very embarrassing performance from Julie Bishop on #PMAgenda – still a weak link in the Liberal lineup. #spill #
  • RT @Simon_Cullen: Journo to Bob Hawke: "What kind of leader do you think Abbott will be?" Hawke: "Temporary." #
  • RT @jamesmassola: apparently a Labor ad is coming out later today. #
  • RT @latikambourke: Abbott says Labor's brought out Hawkey to deliver the party's attack because Rudd's never here. #
  • For whom the bell tolls… RT @lmdallatorre: St Pats Cathedral (Melb) belltower going nuts… Celebrating the elevation of the mad monk? #
  • I wonder how many people will understand Abbott's reference to "Stalinist enforcement"? #
  • @youstruckgold Sending you a DM… in reply to youstruckgold #
  • Led by Wilson? RT @Pollytics: Chuckling at idea of Minchin organising half a dozen votes for Turnbull in first round to knock Hockey out. #
  • RT @Colvinius: Just want to say the ABC's Radio Current Affairs team led by @lyndalcurtis has done an outstanding job over the last week. #
  • @Colvinius Hear hear – still the first port of call for anyone seriously interested in knowing what's happening. in reply to Colvinius #
  • If, if, if… RT @Colvinius: How Turnbull 'could have won' if he'd been able to delay the vote. http://bit.ly/8ANk0s @Pollytics #
  • Channel 9 news suggesting Higgins in danger of falling to the Greens on Saturday. Breaking News: it ain't gonna happen. #
  • RT @KJBar: #Lateline has on tonight Christopher Pyne and Nicholas Stern from London.. We are on early 10:10pm #
  • RT @mirandadevine: St Ignatius College, Riverview, has two alumni fronting the Coalition – Abbott and Joyce. #
  • RT @G_Parker: Just this minute occurred to me that I haven't changed by AEC enrolment since moving back to Perth. I am enrolled in Higgins! #
  • @G_Parker Would you like me to vote for you on Saturday? It would be no trouble. in reply to G_Parker #
  • @G_Parker Hmm… Now who can I vote for now that that nice Mr. Costello is gone…? in reply to G_Parker #
  • RT @JoeHockey: Thanks everyone for your support…all on a day when interest rates rise. I feel more for borrowers #
  • RT @BernardKeane: From one halfwit to another. But even Barnaby is talking sense. #
  • RT @BriggsJamie: while senators play we are having a long dinner, suckers… ha ha! #
  • RT @latikambourke: 'If these bills are voted down then the first act of Tony Abbot was to deny action on climate change.' Penny Wong. #
  • RT @RicRaftis: @mfarnsworth Well mate, the Libs will NEVER get a vote from me while Tony Abbott is in the chair unless hell freezes over.. #
  • @RicRaftis But is this a widely shared view amongst the good burghers of Wedderburn? in reply to RicRaftis #
  • Just checked out the ALP ad posted online tonight: http://bit.ly/6GK418 "Taking Australia Backwards" #
  • RT @David_Speers: tipping only humphries and troeth to cross floor. senate live on apac #
  • RT @GrogsGamut: CNN Headline: "Climate skeptic clinches Australia opposition leadership" http://bit.ly/4JhkVl #
  • RT @SenatorLudlam: barnaby turns eggplant coloured and runs the clock down… #
  • It's actually quite depressing watching these clowns Joyce and Fielding. It's not entertainment, it's an insult to our intelligence. #
  • Has there ever been so many journalists in the Senate gallery? Perhaps the last time it was Mabo & this lot voted against that too. #
  • They love quoting Keating. We knew Keating. WE voted for Keating. Keating was a friend of ours. Barnaby, you're no Keating. #
  • And here's that great clip of Lloyd Bentsen: http://bit.ly/NppnE #
  • RT @latikambourke: Gary Humphries will SUPPORT the coalition policy and vote AGAINST the ETS. #
  • @katedoak Yes, Sir Frederick Holder, Speaker, died in the chair 100 years ago when the Liberal Party was formed: http://bit.ly/8hgdCK in reply to katedoak #
  • RT @AndrewBartlett: I used to have some time for Barnaby -he spoke his mind. But he also says things he knows are overblown, utter garbage. #
  • Phillip Adams is about to talk with Liberal Senator Bill Heffernan on agriculture, water, climate change, et al – http://bit.ly/5swE63 #

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