My Latest Twitter Updates

  • "Therapeutic relationships" and "lifestyle" decisions: http://bit.ly/bd0NXu – I'm with the doctor… #
  • RT @lyndalcurtis: Garrett up in the House explaining things insulation now. #
  • RT @SSpencer_10: Interesting tactic by Garrett for 2nd day running. Get your answers out before QT, Sorta worked y'day.Today might be harder #
  • Many dates, letters and instructions being itemised by Garrett at the moment in the House of Reps… follows many interviews this morning. #
  • @zombiemao And where are the relevant WorkCover outfits? in reply to zombiemao #
  • #qt First question from Hunt to Garrett about timing and letters of warnings over insulation dangers. Why did it take till this week to act? #
  • #qt Garrett's brief answer repeats the lines he's been practising all day… you can feel this issue fading already. #
  • #qt Rudd takes question on climate change and attacks the Opposition "con job". #
  • #qt A grim looking Malcolm Turnbull watches as Rudd attacks the Abbott policy on climate change… #
  • Does the Opposition have any revelations to produce today? Anything that pre-dates Garrett's actions? #
  • #qt Hunt takes the second Opposition question of the day to Garrett – refers to March 2009 NECA letter..claims no involvement in consulation #
  • #qt Garrett's answer lasts less than 30 seconds… no concessions on this one… no real sign of worries. #
  • #qt Rudd takes second Dorothy Dixer on jobs…attacks Abbott claims about "wasting money to avoid recession"… #
  • Sparkling stuff… RT @peter_dutton: even david marr is falling asleep in q time listening to k rudd #
  • RT @BernardKeane: Oppn MPs need to rattle Garrett with interjections. They're giving him clear air and he's sticking to his dot points. #
  • RT @jamesmassola: Rudd on unemployment: the figures are good, again, for the govt and the opposition is noticeably quieter on this one #qt #
  • #qt Greg Hunt takes 3rd question to Garrett: refers to State warnings in April 2009…why did you wait till November to ban metal fasteners? #
  • #qt Garrett says he took "immediate" and "direct" action… refers to his earlier statements… #
  • #qt Lindsay Tanner takes question on fiscal policy and government programs… launches straight into Joyce over the Abbott "friendly visit". #
  • #qt Tanner says he's encouraged that Joyce now understand there's a problem and now has to work out why… #
  • #qt Tanner says Joyce has blundered again on claims of budget blowouts… they're a "risk"… #
  • #qt Hunt directs another question to Garrett about warning notice of insulation dangers…essentially same question as earlier… #
  • Garretts repeats earlier statements and quotes from approving comments from NECA… #
  • #qt Treasurer Swan takes question on today's unemployment figures… Swan pays tribute to the nation's people, employers and the stimulus… #
  • RT @BernardKeane: Oppn can't pin Garrett down on a single aspect at the moment… there's a problem but pinning it to Garrett is the trick. #
  • I feel a censure motion coming on… RT @latikambourke: Tony Abbott, Christopher Pyne and Greg Hunt in a huddle. #qt #
  • #qt Swan takes on Joyce over foreign investment comments and flights with Clive Palmer… #
  • #qt Hunt asks Garrett about yesterday's announcements of inspections…why the delay… identical question to all the others… #
  • RT @Pollytics: Good grief – No Ball! #qt This is almost a Dixer to help Garrett strengthen his position. #
  • #qt Garrett obviously more confident and assertive now… #
  • #qt Gillard takes a question on jobs and stimulus… the govt spreading the joys of pummelling the coalition today… #
  • #qt Albanese can be seen talking to Garrett as Macklin nods her head in agreement… #
  • #qt She did it again…. it's EMploy, not IMploy… #
  • #qt Hunt directs question to Garrett about Auditor-General… Garrett gives 10-second response… Albo waves away Hunt attempt to table doc. #
  • #qt Jim Turnour, member for Leichardt, a seat to really watch in the election, asks Snowdon about indigenous health and disadvantage… #
  • @MrTHill Yes, it's on the APH website but it's "challenged" today, so try A-PAC: http://bit.ly/6ZwU5O in reply to mrthill #
  • Abbott: They expected shonks out there so they didn't care… #
  • RT @BernardKeane: This mob demanding that mins not hide behind officials is a joke, day after AWB admitted it knew it was bribing Saddam #
  • Abbott: If Garrett were a NSW company director, he would be charged with industrial manslaughter… #
  • Garrett speaks against the motion… says he wants to reprise his earlier statements… but has new correspondence from Audit office… #
  • #qt Garrett recaps his policies in Environment as he speaks against the censure motion… members drift back in… division near… #
  • #qt The House divides… #
  • And to fill in the next few minutes, revisit the immaturity of the Member for Dickson, the man sometimes touted as a future leader… #
  • An interesting speech on journalism by Mark Scott to the Melbourne Press Club today: http://bit.ly/apiWJk #
  • Censure motion negatived, Rudd calls end to Question Time, now wishing well to some people playing games in the cold somewhere or other… #
  • Roger Price asks a question about Twitter … #
  • This is the Peter Dutton tweet: "telling nicola to get on her broomstick is hardly "grossly unparliamentary" as joolia claimed" #
  • Speaker Jenkins: if there is to be a continual critique of my performance on a certain social network, I might have to update my skills… #
  • @crazyjane13 An outrageous slur on the witches demographic… in reply to crazyjane13 #
  • @Matt_Kunkel No, it was just a reflection on Dutton… in reply to Matt_Kunkel #
  • MPI time: The Member for MacKellar moves for acknowledgement of senior Australians who are daring to live longer… #
  • It's so childish of Bronwyn Bishop to suggest that anyone is sneering at elderly people and blaming them for problems in health… #
  • Bishop quotes the "leading talkback hosts around Australia" who tell her the elderly are being traduced… #
  • Storm brewing in Melbourne… and my Foxtel box (cable connected) says "No signal is being received". #
  • Can't be my cable because the internet connection is still okay… #
  • Foxtel problem? @SkyNewsAust and A-PAC showing "no signal" messages but other channels okay… #
  • This is very disconcerting. I can watch FOX News but not Sky News or A-PAC. Life cannot go on under these extreme conditions… #
  • Normal service has been resumed… #
  • @Chrisquirk Yep, just because we're paranoid it doesn't mean they're not out to get us… in reply to Chrisquirk #
  • http://twitpic.com/12j54k – Storms over Melbourne and now my power is out. #
  • http://twitpic.com/12j6cn – What is this stuff in my drive-way? #
  • @theburgerman All back on now… but 601, 602 & 648 off for about 5 minutes. They came back on and then the power went off for 10 seconds! in reply to theburgerman #
  • Those damned PST files for Outlook take a long time to rebuild after a power failure, especially when they're 1.5gb… #
  • Shanahan: Garrett probably shouldn't have to resign but he has become the personification of the failure of green politics in Australia. #
  • RT @AustralianLabor: Test your Labor History knowledge with the latest Labor History Quiz http://bit.ly/aN3dmd #
  • Garrett says there were no national installer guidelines until this program was rolled out. #
  • Garrett says he sought advice on risk of foil insulation after the October death… #
  • O'Brien: Where is the evidence that you made available the inspectors in appropriate numbers to deal with the risk , esp between Apr 29-Jul1 #
  • O'Brien asks Garrett about incompetence in light of death, fires, 37,000 inspections… #
  • Garrett maintains he persistently attended to reports of safety problems… #
  • @mrthill I would think neither. in reply to mrthill #
  • Clarke-Dawe on Abbott in lycra: "You could tell my religion on a warm day." #
  • @mrthill Sure, this is their best issue since the election, but absent new information, deaths, fires etc, it doesn't seem to have enough… in reply to mrthill #
  • @mrthill …traction to force Garrett out. Parlt is up for a week, the attention shifts, etc. Nevertheless, it's a dangerous point for Rudd. in reply to mrthill #
  • @mrthill They've been doing that all week: Joyce, unemployment drop, indigenous statement, etc. Of course, all this would happen anyway. in reply to mrthill #
  • @mrthill I think they need some evidence that Garrett hasn't acted swiftly or adequately. Evidence he ignored warnings, etc. in reply to mrthill #
  • RT @rod3000: I know the Libs don't need any assistance but maybe Mike Kaiser's new job could've been given a little more attention. #
  • @rod3000 That's one of a number of issues that haven't lasted more than 24 hours this week. in reply to rod3000 #
  • Listening to tape of Abbott's response to Rudd's statement today on indigenous health… he cannot make a speech without defending Howard. #
  • @jaseygalore It's a tricky balance for new oppositions to find. Eg. ALP went too far the other way in running from Keating after 1996. in reply to jaseygalore #
  • @MacYourselfhome And the most unctuous manner… that line about the picture of Nick Sherry made me cringe. in reply to MacYourselfhome #
  • Interesting comment from ABS's Mr Pink about increasing mobility creating census under/over-counts. But they have extra funding. #
  • ASIC's Tony D'Aloisio at Senate committee hearing makes statement about AWB, Fortescue and OneTel. Get the tricky bits out of the way first? #
  • D'Aloisio now listing a series of successful cases ASIC has handled, including HIH. #
  • D'Aloisio: Even if cases are lost they still provide important guidance to the markets. #
  • A Message from Tony Abbott: http://bit.ly/agDF3v – YouTube video posted tonight. #
  • Liked this picture on the front page of the Washington Post: http://bit.ly/MRF0X #
  • Google makes a push into super-fast broadband access: http://bit.ly/adxa02 #
  • The Grotesque Vocabulary in Congo: http://nyti.ms/aIWChI – the latest in Nicholas Kristof's disturbing series from Congo. #
  • @mrthill Because it's got general support in the community? Did you see the poll earlier this week? in reply to mrthill #
  • @mrthill See http://bit.ly/aQFm6j in reply to mrthill #
  • Trying to work out whether I'm a "real person" or not… Is my "life experience" real? What if it's not? #Lateline #
  • A veneer of "fakedom"? #Lateline #
  • I really want real people to be involved in politics… Kevin Rudd's not real… #Lateline #
  • Prick them and do they not bleed, says Mr Jones! #Lateline #
  • @JudeEkerick He really did… because he's a real person… really. #
  • Tony Jones raises the pink tutu! "People can see through that," says Hockey. #Lateline #
  • "Are you prepared to give the govt or Ken Henry any credit for creating jobs amidst a recession?" asks Jones. #
  • "They didn't create any jobs," says Hockey, "business does." #
  • "What was going through your mind?" Jones asks Hockey about sitting next to Turnbull's climate change speech on Monday. #
  • "I thought I should be there," says Hockey. "It was the act of a good local member going in to hear an important speech." #
  • "I want to get on with our policy of direct action, not Rudd's great big new tax," says the real Joe Hockey. #Lateline #
  • Once again, Tony Jones delivers up one of his supercilious performances whilst Joe Hockey shows why he came last in the leadership ballot. #
  • That's what happens when you're not real.. RT @JudeEkerick: Hockey was disappointing tonight. Defending the indefensible perhaps? #
  • @ajbuntine All I know is I have a severe complex about my lack of realness… in reply to ajbuntine #
  • @ajbuntine Now there's a proper noun I haven't encountered on Twitter before tonight! Your profile suggests interesting pursuits? in reply to ajbuntine #
  • @ajbuntine Norwood in the 80s is a foreign country. They did things differently there. in reply to ajbuntine #
  • So I tweet about Joe Hockey and @VersusNHL, "cable TV home of the National Hockey League", follows me. Unreal… #
  • @Chrisquirk Ah, yes… I think I worked it out… in reply to Chrisquirk #
  • @hermanthebold He does but most of the time he is out of his league… in reply to hermanthebold #
  • @smurray38 I believe belated birthday greetings are in order, in which case I shall break my self-imposed Twitter rules to convey same… in reply to smurray38 #
  • @JudeEkerick Oh, you know, just the usual… no sex, no Catholics, always be nice… that kind of thing… in reply to JudeEkerick #
  • @JudeEkerick … you should never take my bait… in reply to JudeEkerick #
  • @JudeEkerick Google someone's name and it's amazing what you can find out! in reply to JudeEkerick #
  • @JudeEkerick Ah, now I'm being baited! So it's not a requirement in your job? in reply to JudeEkerick #
  • @JudeEkerick The serious answer to your question about my personal Twitter rules is that I've gone through phases over the past 2 years… in reply to JudeEkerick #
  • @JudeEkerick I try to be less of a scatter-gun than I was at the start. Be known for your topic(s). Avoid personal stuff. in reply to JudeEkerick #
  • @JudeEkerick Use Facebook to socialise (I recently closed my Facebook account!). Be very selective about who you follow – cut the noise. in reply to JudeEkerick #
  • @feneleyinlondon Don't forget Solo One! in reply to feneleyinlondon #
  • @JudeEkerick No, I think it's marvellous technology but I can't be bothered with it either & not interested in displaying my life to all. in reply to JudeEkerick #
  • Holes open in Labor's advantage: http://bit.ly/ayuwwR – Michelle Grattan says the Rudd govt is dug in but worried as the dynamics change. #

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