My Latest Twitter Updates

  • #qt As we wait on Question Time, Rudd makes a statement on Mary MacKillop… #
  • Abbott: Finally a Vatican decision I can support… are we on sex again? #qt #
  • #qt Abbott to Garrett on Minter-Ellison report: when did the minister first receive the report? #
  • #qt Garrett: "I caution against interpreting and extrapolating from a risk management report…" – itemises various measures announced today #
  • Back to earth and off the planet all at once… RT @bernietb: Oh, #QT is on, but the space shuttle is also landing. #
  • Amidst all the excitement, keep your eye on the main game. RT @latikambourke: First govt dixer in #senateqt is unsurpisingly on the economy. #
  • #qt Abbott again asks Garrett about Minter-Ellison report: Did he receive, or was he briefed on the full report prior to recent events? #
  • #qt Garrett: Report was received this year and that was first time I read it…. says dept drew on a range of risk management advice… #
  • #qt Question to Swan about sustainable footing of the Health budget…he outlines causes of rising costs and future projections. #
  • Space Shuttle Endeavour lands safely… #
  • #qt Hunt to Garrett on risk management and compliance… Garrett handling all this comfortably. #
  • #qt Roof-gate, someone yells… #
  • #qt Roxon takes another question from the govt backbench on the health insurance rebate… #
  • @smurray38 Insulation in the roof… to go where no man has dared go before… I'm working on it! in reply to smurray38 #
  • #qt Kay Hull to Garrett on unsafe, sub-standard insulation. What arrangements to ensure safety inspections? #
  • #qt And people can't sleep from worry… #
  • @crazyjane13 This is no bashing… they're pathetic. in reply to crazyjane13 #
  • #qt Darren Cheeseman (Corangamite – a seat in danger I believe) to Gillard on student income support. Govt playing to its strengths today. #
  • RT @GrogsGamut: there are more interjections from the LNP side during dorothy dixers than when Garrett answers #QT #
  • #qt Hunt to Garrett: Why in 27 media interviews he didn't once mention the safety hotline number or warn of the dangers entering their roof? #
  • #qt What did the Member for Canning say? #
  • #qt Swan takes a "very important" question on the Reserve Bank… time to remind everyone that Stevens slapped Joyce. #
  • He would have the emails… RT @GrogsGamut: I will go out on a limb and say Turnbull would have prosecuted Garrett better than Abbott #qt #
  • #qt Greg Hunt to Garrett: Did the minister receive or read a briefing on the Minter-Ellison report at any time prior to receiving it? #
  • #qt Garrett repeats that he only received the report this year… repeats his earlier lines about putting risk management measures in place. #
  • #qt Chris Bowen takes a question on business confidence… the stimulus had a lot to do with this, he says… #
  • #qt Abbott to Garrett: Will you take personal reponsibility and apologise to the people who are now less safe because of the program? #
  • #qt Garrett points out that coronial and other inquiries will determine what has taken place… #
  • #qt Abbott seeks leave to move censure motion… #
  • #qt Albo says there's an agreement for 2 speakers from each side for the censure… #
  • #qt Anyone remember the Loans Affair? Phil Lynch and the boys knew how to ask forensic questions and prosecute a case. Not this lot. #
  • #qt Abbott: "The minister didn't kill them but he didn't take the action that would have kept them alive." #
  • @sspencer_63 If Canberra political reporters don't understand how the PS works what on earth are they doing with their time? in reply to sspencer_63 #
  • #qt Abbott calls on Garrett to look into his soul and reclaim the conscience he previously had… Garrett stoney-faced. #
  • #qt Garrett: "I haven't run away from these problems – I've addressed them as they've come to me." #
  • #qt Garrett is putting a cogent case about the prevailing state-based regulatory regime and the training program he added to it. #
  • @GrogsGamut Possibly not… but if you don't put them the merchants of 10-second attention spans win. in reply to GrogsGamut #
  • RT @tonyowright: #qt Paul Keating had a description for attacks like this: being savaged by a dead sheep. #
  • #qt And for the historically-minded: It was British Labour's Dennis Healey who first likened Geoffrey Howe's attack to assault by dead sheep #
  • RT @smurray38: And Harold Wilson was responsible for "A shiver looking for a spine to run up" that Keating used to great effect #qt #
  • #qt Albanese rises he says for the 35th time on a censure motion from the coalition… #
  • Clean bowled? … RT @Colvinius: But [Howe] was the dead sheep whose speech finally skewered Mrs T. http://bit.ly/c10bER #
  • I am restraining myself…. RT @latikambourke: The dog that bit Liberal Senator Helen Kroger has died. #
  • @smurray38 As Bill Snedden would have said: "woof, woof". in reply to smurray38 #
  • @smurray38 It's not dead, it's just not alive… in reply to smurray38 #
  • Was that dog named Costello? #
  • #qt Albanese on Abbott: Always a step too far… #
  • #qt Pyne moves 11-minute extension of time for Albanese to actually defend the minister…. oh dear, it's going to be a long year. #
  • Essential Media poll shows ALP 2PP 54% (down 1) .. RT @EssentialReport: http://tiny.cc/ER23feb10 #
  • Rudd approval rating 53, disapproval 37 – lowest so far … RT @EssentialReport http://tiny.cc/ER23feb10 #
  • Abbott approval 45, disapproval 36 … RT @EssentialReport http://tiny.cc/ER23feb10 #
  • 57% think Abbott will reintroduce WorkChoices … RT @EssentialReport http://tiny.cc/ER23feb10 #
  • Excellent Flickr slideshow.. RT @mfullilove: Great White House pics from Obama's first year in office: http://tiny.cc/5xi97 #
  • #qanda Malcolm Turnbull in Nation Review (Jan 1976): "There is something of a shifty grocer about new NSW [Liberal] premier Eric Willis." #
  • #qanda I was looking for a Mungo MacCallum piece in my old Nation Reviews and up bobbed Malcolm Turnbull… #
  • #qanda It's gone all touchy-feely already… #
  • #qanda Where did all these experts on ministerial responsibility spring from? #
  • #qanda What about the doctrine of the presumption of innocence? Let the coronial inquiries go forward. #
  • #qanda I used to buy Nation Review every Friday after school just to read Mungo. He hasn't lost it. #
  • #qanda Sorry to be so ignorant of someone who must be important but who on earth is Jane Caro? #
  • #qanda Plibersek: "I don't understand how factions work in the Liberal Party." #
  • #qanda John Richardson, former Victorian Liberal MP: "The Lib Party doesn't have factions – we have informal hatreds." (circa early 1980s) #
  • #qanda Turnbull: "Abbott certainly appears to be interested in sex." Yep, he screwed you good and proper. #
  • Contradiction in terms? .. RT @Brendan_McNally: Jane is a highly respected marketer in Advertising industry and very funny #qanda #
  • Exactly… RT @jamesmassola: 20 minutes of #qanda and rudd has been Mentioned once – but Abbott is being discussed at length. Hmmm #
  • RT @Matt_Kunkel: Turnbull: I'm a free marketeer. Earlier: goverment didn't regulate insulation installers enough #qanda #
  • @firstdogonmoon Where are Helen Kroger's dogs when you need them? in reply to firstdogonmoon #
  • #qanda Turnbull: "I lost it narrowly." Bill Snedden rolls over in his grave. #
  • @smurray38 I was just reprising our "didn't win but didn't lose" conversation from earlier… in reply to smurray38 #
  • #qanda "You've done a terrific job tonight," Mr Jones says of Turnbull's statement that he's working towards an Abbott victory. #
  • #qanda Will you contest Wentworth? "I'm giving that a lot of thought..I'm reflecting very seriously..I'm passionate about Wentworth BUT.." #
  • #qanda Did you catch that quip from Mungo when Turnbull urged everyone to "get behind O'Farrell"? Mungo: "There's plenty of room." #
  • RT @JudeEkerick: I was [there] when Abbott made that remark about #homelessness. It was an uninformed, insensitive, off the cuff remark. #
  • #qanda And the mash-up wins… #
  • #qanda Too many guests, too many topics. It can be interesting and good fun but most of the time it just doesn't work. #
  • @BiteTheDust How about one guest and Andrew Denton? in reply to BiteTheDust #
  • So there might be some bullying in British politics. Well I never… #Lateline #
  • @katedoak Reads okay to me. Restrained in tone but firm in view. Well sourced. Perhaps needs a more clarifying introduction. in reply to katedoak #
  • @smurray38 And thank goodness Margaret, Harold, Winston, Stanley, David, William and Benjamin never behaved like that! in reply to smurray38 #
  • @BiteTheDust Yes, I think you're right. It's a tricky balance between theatre and substance. I'm just tired of the scattergun approach. in reply to BiteTheDust #
  • Robert Richter takes a stab at Abbott: "a disgrace" over death penalty comments. #Lateline #
  • RT @markdodds: Reflection from the #qanda studio: Malcolm Turnbull is even more debonair in person. He's like a less conservative Cary Grant #
  • @Colvinius I think we've got it: http://twitpic.com/14prgx in reply to Colvinius #
  • @smurray38 Marvellous story… and always a Chinese restaurant! in reply to smurray38 #
  • A friendly Chinese lunch, some nice words, and then NSW Labor boss is sacked: http://bit.ly/d9l4BS (via @smurray38) #

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