My Latest Twitter Updates

  • A bizarre solution to the airline security question: http://tweetphoto.com/7592671 #
  • Okay, who's going to say it first? .. RT @BreakingNews: Rush Limbaugh rushed to hospital after suffering chest pains http://bit.ly/7KkjUw #
  • @BiteTheDust Another great presidential achievement? in reply to BiteTheDust #
  • @rod3000 Does Bunnings count? in reply to rod3000 #
  • China to overtake Japan as second-largest economy in 2010. The Economist has a revealing graph of the past 25 years: http://bit.ly/7sM09h #
  • 1979 Fraser Cabinet Minister Bob Ellicott proposed a national sports lottery in 1979 to provide assistance to Olympic athletes. #
  • 1979 Fraser: "Just because I consulted didn't mean I didn't dominate." A fascinating presentation fromPatrick Weller: http://bit.ly/7ByDw2 #
  • As Tony Abbott calls for refugee boats to be turned back, 1979 Cabinet papers show Fraser govt considered this would make Aust pariah nation #
  • 1979 Fraser Cabinet refused to legislate to remove customs duty and sales tax on imported photos of the Queen! #
  • 1979 Fraser Cabinet decision number 7565 agreed there should be more emphasis on observance of Australia Day as focus of national feeling. #
  • Detailed documents on subjects considered by the 1979 Fraser Cabinet are available here: http://bit.ly/7uQYhA #
  • 1979 Cabinet papers show John Howard supported a retail turnover tax rather than a value-added tax. Cabinet rejected in a single sentence. #
  • Treasurer John Howard briefed 1979 Fraser Cabinet on $600m budget blowout, inflation at 9% and increased industrial disputes. #
  • Policy levers set to irrational: http://bit.ly/81LAgE – former Treasury Secretary and National Party Senator John Stone on 1979 Fraser govt. #
  • Refugee crisis a 'threat to unity', say 1979 cabinet papers: http://bit.ly/7CADnD (The Australian) #
  • Excellent coverage of the 1979 Cabinet Papers in The Australian: http://bit.ly/7MBtAS – 20 articles. #
  • National Party Health Minister Ralph Hunt warned the 1979 Fraser Cabinet over more cuts to health: http://bit.ly/8vlT3H #
  • Welcome mat for refugees put us on the map: http://bit.ly/5AWs8S – 1979 Cabinet papers are likely to provoke debate on current refugees. #
  • Bikini girl who made a splash: http://bit.ly/5sAMpN – the 1979 story of Liliana Gasinskaya, a case of "sensational cheesecake immigration". #
  • How Barwick lost his would-be country pile: http://bit.ly/6KT1gT – the grasping old snob! #
  • 1979 Fraser Cabinet rejected proposal to re-introduce uni fees abolished by Whitlam in 1974. http://bit.ly/8jJRH4 – Hawke did it in 1987. #
  • I think the SMH means the 1980s on this piece by @arisharp http://bit.ly/65liEv #
  • Fraser stuck with Pol Pot: http://bit.ly/7qSTDr – an example of the competing, sometimes appalling, choices govts face in foreign policy. #
  • Kevin07 not the original 24-7 Prime Minister: http://bit.ly/7XEvLU #
  • Perhaps the best 1979 Cabinet Papers are the ones NOT released, such as "The Internal Security of Australia, A Threat Assessment". #

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