My Latest Twitter Updates

  • The Liberal vote will likely increase when pre-polls and postals are counted. #
  • BRADFIELD NOT QUITE FINAL COUNT 32/37 booths: Libs primary 55.44%, down 3.52%. Libs Two-Party 63.67% , up 0.22%. #
  • The biggest swing in Higgins and Bradfield seems to be to those who didn't bother/didn't know to vote. 61% counted in both seats. #
  • No figures available at present on the number of pre-poll and postal votes. #
  • RT @SSpencer_10: for those interested, Lib primary vote in Mayo was down 9.8% in 2008 by-election. #
  • Just followed @georgeorwell – posting the real Orwell diaries from 1939 – http://bit.ly/RQTL #
  • @tyrrellnick You can't be serious…!! I think it's called "rusted on" support. in reply to tyrrellnick #
  • @tyrrellnick Mind you, it is yet another example of the Greens failing to produce the high vote others predict for them… in reply to tyrrellnick #
  • Another historical figure to follow: @JQAdams_MHS – still more interesting dead than most of us living tweeps. #
  • RT @JQAdams_MHS: 12/5/1809: Visits to Count Strogonoff, Duke de Serra-Capriola &c. Dined with Count Einsiedel. Evening visit from Harris. #
  • An interesting political tussle in Mount Gambier: http://bit.ly/5VCf9i #
  • @marghutton I asked in Readings today – they said the 5th season of The Wire will be released in February. Available from o/s on Region 1. #
  • 22 candidates in Bradfield by-election and 20 of them lost their deposits. #
  • 10 candidates in Higgins by-election and 8 of them lost their deposits. #
  • That's 28 candidates x $500 = $14,000 contribution to consolidated revenue. #
  • BRADFIELD FINAL COUNT 37/37 booths: Libs primary 55.38%, down 4.74%. Libs Two-Party 63.56%, up 0.11%. #
  • Catching up on my reading: This piece from Peter Hartcher appears to be the definitive account of Abbott's victory: http://bit.ly/7EGgiG #
  • RT @ScottMorrisonMP: congratulates @paulwfletcher and @kellyodywer for great wins tonight in their federal by-elections. Welcome to the team #
  • Hehehe… "welcome to the team" says @ScottMorrisonMP. As Sir Humphrey said of the universities: "Both of them". #
  • The emails and files from the University of East Anglia: http://bit.ly/6uIsr4 – A good account from the Washington Post. #
  • "I Am Not in the Entertainment Business" – http://bit.ly/5YUi9J – Jim Lehrer on the fifth iteration of the great MacNeil/Lehrer Report. #
  • @theburgerman I think this is what Kevin Rudd calls an existential crisis… in reply to theburgerman #
  • @arisharp No it's not… it's entirely predictable. Two rusted on safe seats voting the way they've always voted. Socioeconomic. in reply to arisharp #
  • @arisharp If they had been marginal seats then we might draw some lessons… these seats just did what they've been doing for 100 years. in reply to arisharp #

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