My Latest Twitter Updates

  • Tony Abbott about to announce his #reshuffle… gone are Turnbull, Coonan,Pearce & May. Keenan and Ciobo tipped to be sacked. #
  • RT @annabelcrabb: Am hearing some interesting stuff. Like that BOTH Marise Payne and Connie Fierravanti-Wells have been promoted… #
  • Sky News reporting that Bronwyn Bishop being brought in… Eric Abetz for Industrial Relations. #
  • RT @annabelcrabb: Andrew Southcott to be demoted. #
  • RT @annabelcrabb: 2nd source confirms arch-wet Marise Payne will get a ministry. As will her extreme Senate opposite, Fierravanti-Wells #
  • Tony Abbott begins his #reshuffle press conference… says Opp is no longer govt in exile… #
  • Abbott claims a strong swing in blue-collar areas in Saturday's by-elections.. says govt is vulnerable on economic management. #reshuffle #
  • E-gray-gush? #reshuffle #
  • Hockey – Shadow Treasurer #reshuffle #
  • Chris Pyne – Education #reshuffle #
  • Tony Smith – Communication #reshuffle #
  • Ian Macfarlane – Infrastructure & water #reshuffle #
  • Scott Morrison – Immigration & Citizenship #reshuffle #
  • Abbott: This is a campaigning team, not a team of shadows who will sit in offices…#reshuffle #
  • Barnaby Joyce – Finance #reshuffle #
  • Bronwyn Bishop – Seniors #reshuffle #
  • "There are no factions in the LIberal Party"… Abbott #reshuffle #
  • Ruddock – Shadow Cabinet Secretary #reshuffle #
  • Payne, Connie F-W in #reshuffle #
  • Cory Bernardi back in #reshuffle #
  • Abbott attributes WorkChoices problem to ALP and union "scare campaign"… #reshuffle #
  • Abbott says his campaign on Copenhagen is a "truth campaign" not a scare campaign… goes on attack over ETS… says Rudd wimping out. #
  • Speers asks why portfolio has been renamed "Climate Action"… #reshuffle #
  • Abbott concludes press conference… #reshuffle #
  • First reaction to Abbott reshuffle – hardline right-wingers promoted: Bishop, Fierravanti-Wells, Abetz, Bernardi, Minchin. #reshuffle #
  • Small-l liberal Morrison promoted and Payne also in but hard to see anyone else from the "moderate" wing. #reshuffle #
  • It's as if the Howard government rolled over in the grave and coughed up its loopiest ministers. #reshuffle #
  • Note the combative language used by Abbott: an Opp back in the "fight", aiming to give the govt a "fright". #reshuffle #
  • RT @samanthamaiden: Andrew Robb will also secure a role as chairman of the policy commitee – taking the reins from Kevin Andrews. #reshuffle #
  • Bernardi, Mirabella, Bishop, Abetz, Ruddock, Andrews – hard to see these people engaging with the "broad church" or middle-of-road voters. #
  • Mirabella, Bishop, Andrews into Cabinet. A hard right turn coupled with demonstrated incompetence. #reshuffle #
  • Barnaby Joyce as Shadow Finance Minister: simply a position to allow him to campaign on any issue he likes? #reshuffle #
  • Poor little Greg Hunt is now shadow minister for "climate action", no doubt in charge of Abbott's "truth campaign" on climate. #reshuffle #
  • Best line of Abbott's press conference: "The Liberal Party does not have factions". #reshuffle #
  • I'm reminded of a line a Vic. Liberal MP once delivered: "The Lib Party doesn't have factions. We just have informal hatreds." #reshuffle #
  • RT @DanielleCronin: One of most visible Turnbull supporters in the leadership stoush, Gary Humphries, promoted to parly sec. #reshuffle #
  • RT @latikambourke: Nigel Scullion lost Human Services but becomes Shadow Indigneous Affairs Minister. #reshuffle #
  • RT @mishaschubert: Seems Connie FW is in charge of nursing homes. Bronnie instead goes to lots of bingo halls & singalongs. #reshuffle #
  • RT @jamesmassola: totally missed the #reshuffle while at the national archives. but will have my revenge on jan 1 with cabinet papers yarns. #
  • @jamesmassola Any documents on Eric Robinson's resignation? in reply to jamesmassola #
  • Abbott defends dumping of Sharman Stone… "She feels bruised, I understand that"… #reshuffle #
  • Why reward the older players over the younger, Speers asks. Abbott talks of blend of enthusiasm and experience. #reshuffle #
  • @MacYourselfhome It's now "climate action" – get the words right! in reply to MacYourselfhome #
  • Cringe… RT @Birmo: thanks Tony for the vote of confidence. #reshuffle #
  • RT @Birmo: … looking forward to kicking some goals in both the Murray Darling & Climate Action portfolio areas! #reshuffle #
  • Abbott revisiting the unfair dismissals law in his interview on Sky. #reshuffle #
  • RT @SenatorBobBrown: Tony Abbott's new front bench makes Sir Robert Menzies look pink. #
  • @MacYourselfhome But Abbott is a better comedian if this reshuffle is anything to go by… in reply to MacYourselfhome #
  • Full List of Coalition Shadow Ministers: http://bit.ly/5W5p8q #reshuffle #
  • @billgoodall I fear we're fighting a losing battle… in reply to billgoodall #
  • Pocket Guide to the Australian Tax System – http://bit.ly/5L4G2y – a handy publication from the Treasury with lots of tables and graphs. #
  • Treasury pocket guide to tax shows Aust has 7th lowest level of total taxation on personal income in OECD: http://bit.ly/5L4G2y #
  • Aust has 5th lowest level of indirect taxes on goods and services in the OECD, 10.9% of GDP compared to average 13.1% – http://bit.ly/5L4G2y #
  • RT @MIncerti: Facebook annoyance from Liberal MP http://tinyurl.com/dennisjensen after no frontbench Guernsey from the #reshuffle #
  • Dennis Jensen (Liberal, Tangney) says on Facebook: Pretty damned disappointed at the lack of a frontbench Guernsey. (cont..) #
  • Jensen: Makes me wonder what I have to do…probably the first in parliament to actively argue against AGW, (cont…) #
  • Jensen: .. first to speak of nuclear energy (March 2005 in parliament) and these are two issues front and centre of the agenda. #
  • RT @rod3000: @newmatilda Why Some Women Don't Like Tony by Kate Barnsley – http://bit.ly/7nLHCU #
  • Fright night! Abbott's pulse-racing-reshuffle – RT @annabelcrabb: http://tinyurl.com/yeagxvq #
  • And if you're reading @annabelcrabb here's a definition of "boondoggle" http://bit.ly/57Zrj1) & a reminder of Beazley http://bit.ly/6tnvtc #
  • Text of Abbott's release: RT @LiberalAus: Tony Abbott announces a reshaped Coalition Team for Australia’s future – http://bit.ly/68T43l #
  • The holy war on climate change – http://bit.ly/5PGu2Z – some remarkable reading if you follow the links in Paul Colgan's article. #
  • Abbott responds but Jones interrupts to quote Keating on Abbott being a "young fogie". #lateline #
  • Abbott attacks Copenhagen video "of young kids fleeing a scorched earth". #lateline #
  • Jones quoting Alan Jones / Abbott interview and the Munich reference ("Peace in our time") – What's your analogy, asks Jones. #lateline #
  • Abbott running from Munich reference at a great pace of knots… #lateline #
  • Jones: Have you sought advice from Australian scientists who are involved in IPCC report? Abbott: I'm taking counsel from many people. #
  • Abbott: Our policy will directly tackle emissions. #lateline #
  • Abbott to Jones: When did you last have Rudd on your program? #lateline #
  • Abbott: That's where I'm different. Rudd will not come on your program and take questions. #lateline #
  • RT @firstdogonmoon: Good point about Rudd but I think Tony Abbott has the most insincere smile in christendom #lateline #
  • @Colvinius When was he last on PM?! in reply to Colvinius #
  • The Abbott fan club and the ABC haters will be outraged by Tony Jones's effort tonight. #lateline #
  • @Colvinius Aside from changes in viewing/listening habits, I think the advent of Lateline may have influenced that decision by various PMs. in reply to Colvinius #
  • @nicodonnell He'll have to bloody good to out-class Jeremy Brett. in reply to nicodonnell #
  • RT @dkhall44: Thanks for the running commentary. We don't get #Lateline in Singapore anymore. Sounds like a good effort from Tony Jones. #
  • @dkhall44 You should watch it when it goes up on their website http://bit.ly/6eFVk0 – I came in a bit late with the tweeting. in reply to dkhall44 #
  • @JudeEkerick Re PM: Absolutely. My first memory of PM is the 1972 Munich Olympics massacre. No other sources of news. I was hooked. in reply to JudeEkerick #
  • RT @annabelcrabb: "If we win the next election, I'll be regarded as a genius; if we lose I'll be political roadkill…" #Lateline GOLD #
  • @nicodonnell Now that makes me very jealous. I don't think anyone has ever done Holmes better. in reply to nicodonnell #
  • @rdegan That time delay would irritate me no end! in reply to rdegan #
  • @nicodonnell I read all 56 short stories in about 3 weeks when I was 12-13. Still have that omnibus volume. I was totally hooked! in reply to nicodonnell #
  • Biting The Dust – http://bit.ly/5jNTJL – an interesting blog from @BiteTheDust, tweeting from the Gibson Desert. #
  • @nicodonnell Now you're name-dropping! And I'm green with envy. All I did was take the Sherlock Holmes walking tour! in reply to nicodonnell #
  • @nicodonnell People will think we're strange but I have a bound 1904 edition of the Strand Magazine with some of the stories. in reply to nicodonnell #
  • @nicodonnell It's a tragedy Brett died before they could finish all the stories. in reply to nicodonnell #
  • I love Tony Abbott – and who wouldn't? – http://bit.ly/8H0q1O – Catherine Deveny lies back and thinks of the Vatican. #

Powered by Twitter Tools.