My Latest Twitter Updates

  • Gillard naming particular schools offering assorted programs – we almost never read about any of this, even in the serious media. #npc #
  • Gillard says standards for "graduating", "competent" and "highly accomplished" teachers are about to be released. #npc #
  • Gillard: Draft national curriculum for Maths, English, Science and History will be released next Monday. #npc #
  • Gillard: From Monday the national curriculum will be available through a fully interactive website. #npc #
  • Gillard: I'm glad that grammar makes an appearance in the National Curriculum. #npc #
  • Gillard: As a nation, we are about to move to a national curriculum of true rigour. #npc #
  • Of course, Gillard perpetuates the myth that grammar has been totally neglected. I taught grammar almost every day for 25 years… #npc #
  • Gillard: Next phase may include external inspection of schools. #npc #
  • @crazyjane13 I know, I've had the same experience. Basic literacy is woeful. But putting the buzz word in a curriculum document won't matter in reply to crazyjane13 #
  • I wonder what Gillard proposes to do about parents who don't read, don't have books in their home, don't read to their children, etc. #npc #
  • @GrogsGamut Ban television and the internet…? in reply to GrogsGamut #
  • @smurray38 35658 !! in reply to smurray38 #
  • Gillard: The days of closed door classrooms where no-one ever assessed the quality of teaching are over. #npc #
  • Okay, don't jump down my throat… I'm really onside on the whole… I just remember what happened when Kirner crippled us with the VCE… #
  • Yes, this is a poweful presentation of an integrated set of policies. RT @GrogsGamut: God damn Gillard is good #npc #
  • Make that "poweRful"… #
  • RT @samanthamaiden: Literacy police in our office report Gillard just misused the word fulsomely. I didn't catch it. Anyone? #
  • The "gotcha" game of that previous RT is typical of the trivial approach to education… #npc #
  • RT @JudeEkerick: [Demography] plays an awfully big part – Prof. Tony Vinson mapped social disadvantage across Australia at the pc level #
  • @JudeEkerick Thanks, will do… in reply to JudeEkerick #
  • #qt Rudd says govt is willing to assist displaced workers whilst the industry wants an ongoing renewable energy scheme but Libs oppose it. #
  • #qt Stephen Smith takes his first question in ages on terrorism threats… long summary of white paper underway… #
  • @crazyjane13 Colourful enough to be a rooster. in reply to crazyjane13 #
  • #qt Abbott to Rudd: Now that the PM has accepted personal responsibility for the insulation scheme…does he guarantee wages to employees? #
  • #qt Rudd: Some would find it ironic that Abbott is conerned about workers' rights… #
  • #qt Combet takes a question on the need for an ETS. First we've heard of this all week… #
  • #qt Abbott to Rudd: "Now the PM has accepted personal responsibility… by what date will the safety inspections take place?" #
  • #qt It's censure time… #
  • #qt Abbott moves censure motion on the insulation scheme… says we've had a Peter Beattie moment from Rudd… #
  • @mrthill It means we're criticising you but unless we miraculously get the numbers to pass the motion you won't resign… in reply to mrthill #
  • @mrthill Censure motions allow a debate to take place on whatever the issue of the day is… aimed at media coverage… in reply to mrthill #
  • If you're interested in Senate censure motions, have a look at Ch19 of Odgers' Senate practice: http://bit.ly/cJMlaD @mrthill #
  • @mrthill They've only got today and tomorrow before Parlt gets up for a week. The heat's already gone out of this. in reply to mrthill #
  • #qt Interesting that Rudd responds to the motion… look at the so-called "meta message": we're calmly getting on with the job. #
  • #qt Rudd responds to Opp interjections as he details measures announced by the govt today. Crisis receding, the PM out front again. #
  • #qt Division on the motion to suspend Standing Orders… stand down everyone. #
  • It sounds like Question Time in the Victorian Legislative Assembly was pretty lively today. Opp members walked out. Anyone know more? #
  • RT @Pollytics: Funny you know, watching Rudd on Sky multiview talking with ordinary people shows a much more 2007 Rudd than a 2010 PM Rudd. #
  • @Pollytics He seems slow to come out front in a crisis but when he's on top of the detail he fires up. Very good at Community Cabinets. in reply to Pollytics #
  • @smurray38 So that's GG's house, is it? in reply to smurray38 #
  • @smurray38 Top shelf: What's that big book to the left of David Barnett's Howard? And is that Hayden to the right? Hehehe… in reply to smurray38 #
  • @smurray38 Your eye-sight is obviously better than mine! If he'd arranged them geographically and alphabetically, I would have been okay… in reply to smurray38 #
  • @smurray38 Latham was/is fascinated by Nixon – perhaps GG has a filing system based on content overlap. I'm impressed… in reply to smurray38 #
  • @smurray38 I'm at that stage where I've been known to double-up on some books but I'm not that bad! in reply to smurray38 #
  • @smurray38 I've solved it! The coffee table books are neatly placed on top of books of identical height. The man is a filing ignoramus! in reply to smurray38 #
  • We're discussing Godwin Grech's bookcase, in case anyone is wondering… http://twitpic.com/1511y6 – more fun than Ridout… #
  • @benharrisroxas But I wouldn't mind that old-style radio unit next to the bookcase… in reply to benharrisroxas #
  • Hehehe… RT @JustinianNews: http://twitpic.com/152c19 – Mogul and flunkies looking shifty #
  • RT @BBCLauraK: [UK] Speaker Bercow calling for MP s to simmer down – jokes he might have to 'call a helpline' #
  • @downesy Ovarian Cancer Awareness Day. in reply to downesy #
  • Water-Cooler Effect: Internet Can Be TV's Friend: http://is.gd/94zk7 – they've only just realised? #
  • Iraq's Known Unknowns, Still Unknown: http://is.gd/94Axf – a bit like the meaning of this piece. Thomas Friedman on politics and culture. #
  • Thanks Lateline Business… apparently the Herald-Sun reports that some economists think interest rates might rise next week. #
  • But it's nice to know Australia's not down under… RT @Colvinius: There really is a Flat Earth Society. http://bit.ly/acCAWP #
  • @smurray38 Brown lost 2-0 according to politics.co.uk: http://is.gd/94Dp6 – nice to see that juvenile analysis is international… in reply to smurray38 #
  • RT @FlatEarthToday: The Flat Earth Society is also on twitter! Follow us for all the latest news and debates about Flat Earth Theory. #
  • RT @benharrisroxas: Climate change deniers take note: The Flat Earth Society accepts climate change, see @FlatEarthToday. That is all. #
  • Laura Norder is back: http://is.gd/94UMy – Paul Austin looks at the poisonous politics of Victoria Police. #
  • Forrest & trees: http://is.gd/94WIY – Mallee last to get TV in 1965, the first to switch off analog in 2010, but the Nats still not happy. #

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