My Latest Twitter Updates

  • #qt Scott Morrison to Rudd on SIEV36 explosion and possible crimes. Will permanent protection visas be revoked on character grounds? #
  • #qt Rudd quotes from incident report but doesn't comment on visas – ask the relevant minister. #
  • #qt Speaker Jenkins admonishes the Opposition for its "crusade" on relevance… #
  • #qt What was that comment about "girly man"?? Is Arnie in the house? #
  • #qt Jodie Campbell (Bass-Tas) asks Gillard about the student support legislation… looks like all 5 members from Tas are getting a question #
  • #qt Gillard thanks the Greens and Xenophon for their work on the legislation. What about you-know-who? #
  • @zombiemao Yet another failure of border protection policies… in reply to zombiemao #
  • #qt Abbott to Rudd: It's simple, no briefing notes required, he says… Speaker sits him down amid interjections… #
  • #qt Abbott: Will he now revoke the visas of those 3 individuals the NT coroner has found were part of a plan to set fire to the vessel? #
  • #qt Rudd: It's down to the police to consider charges and then the Minister, depending on the outcome… #
  • #qt Kelvin Thompson (Wills-Vic) to Swan on jobs… Swan quotes employer groups in support of stimulus and the "pipeline of activity"… #
  • #qt Thomson, not Thompson… #
  • #qt Costello! #
  • #qt Tony Windsor (New England-NSW) to Rudd on the green loans program… "some problems of implementation" here says Rudd. Talk to Wong. #
  • #qt Sharon Bird (Cunningham-NSW) to Macklin on parental leave… Abbott has a "sham of a scheme", she says… #
  • #qt Macklin quotes Joyce: "Unless we can figure out another way to create babies…" #
  • #qt Scott Morrison to Rudd: Why issue permanent protection visas before the investigation? #
  • #qt See my previous answer, says Rudd. Minister advises his department made that decision separately. #
  • #qt Melissa Parke (Fremantle-WA) to Gillard on fairness in Australian workplaces… We've been into fairness and jobs/stimulus, says Gillard #
  • #qt Gillard gives the Costello article a run. Read it here: http://is.gd/aLm5O #
  • #qt Morrison to A-G McClelland: Will the Minister for Immigration now revoke the visas? #
  • #qt McClelland makes the first mention of due process today… and the role of prejudicial comments in aborting prosecutions. #
  • #qt Tony Zappia (Makin-SA) asks Albanese about delays and risks to legislation getting through the Parliament… #
  • #qt Albo: 30 bills stuck in the Senate.. Abbott imposing extreme out-of-touch views on the community.. infrastructure is at risk.. #
  • #qt Albo: Education is at risk.. parental leave is at risk.. this is an Opp leader who can't be trusted.. #
  • #qt Albo apologises to Turnbull for comparing him to Latham during the Grech debacle. You were only Latham-lite… #
  • #qt Paul Fletcher (Bradfield-NSW) asks Gillard about value for money in a local school's Building the Education Revolution program… #
  • #qt Gillard mentions that "dedicated Audit Squad" again… #
  • #qt Shayne Neumann (Blair-Qld) to Tony Burke on native vegetation laws… Burke says we won't be moved by people who self-harm. #
  • #qt Burke delivers a grim rebuke to Abbott's exploitation of the protest rally earlier this year. Libs object… #
  • #qt Pyne says Burke is offensive, has gone too far and should be sat down in the interests of an orderly house… #
  • #qt Abbott to Rudd on the visas: why was this decision delegated to officials? Where does the buck stop? #
  • @theburgerman Do a Google search on the Spencer issue and you'll find myriad extremists websites and much talk of world government. Nutty. in reply to theburgerman #
  • #qt Daryl Melham (Banks-NSW) wants Rudd to explain what effect the "ripping out of a billion dollars" did to Health. Pyne says withdraw it.. #
  • #qt Pyne moves to gag Rudd… #
  • #qt Division on now… #
  • #qt 60-83 and the motion is lost… now Rudd can deliver his homily on health and close down Question Time… #
  • #qt Julie Bishop says she finds Rudd's word offensive… Speaker Jenkins thinks it's more than a stretch… #
  • #qt Rudd says things are crook when they let Julie take charge of the tactics… #
  • RT @Pollytics: The more the Opp makes a ruckus in #qt about the accusation of "ripped a billion out of hospitals", the more ALP will use it #
  • #qt Pyne says Rudd is repetitive and should be sat down… Harry's not impressed… "the public don't find it funny"… #
  • #qt Now Dutton says he finds "these lies offensive"… Speaker makes him withdraw then ejects Luke Simpkins, Member for Cowan… #
  • #qt Rudd speaks… Julie Bishop takes another point of order… they're so sensitive on this, says Rudd. #
  • #qt So Barry Haase, member for Kalgoorlie, was ejected, not Simpkins… cleaning my ears… #
  • #qt "ripped a billion dollars"… and further questions are placed on the Notice Paper… #
  • #qt Abbott makes his daily personal explanation on hospital funding during his time as Health Minister. #
  • #qt Dutton makes a personal explanation: I'm not anti-nurse. #
  • @jamesmassola What are the criteria? in reply to jamesmassola #
  • Another insulation-related house fire in Melb, this time in Deakin (ALP margin 1.4%). Regardless of merits of the issue, electoral poison. #
  • @smurray38 Bob Carr's books: http://twitpic.com/192ub8 http://twitpic.com/192ug0 http://twitpic.com/192ui2 – seems to be the US collection! #
  • A good reason to mark St. Patrick's Day: the Irish saved the books of the Western world http://is.gd/aLK9P #
  • Hehehe… RT @Gibbot5000: Did they really have to save Ulysses? #
  • Crikey, data-mining my Twitter account would create a pretty grim picture: http://is.gd/aLKPG #
  • RT @MarkParnellMLC: If Giant Australian Cuttlefish could vote they'd support Green candidate for Giles – local Vet Andrew Melville-Smith. #
  • @smurray38 @theburgerman dill-igence in relation to Conroy?! in reply to smurray38 #
  • @markdodds @jillianblackall I'm prepared to keep on defending Latham's introductory chapter on the Aust. political system – incisive. in reply to markdodds #
  • A different kind of Question Time on now in the House of Commons: http://j.mp/lz7z #
  • That link only available to UK internet users… thank heavens for @SkyNewsAust… #
  • The British Speaker: "Members have made their views clear – let's have a bit of quiet." That's not how Harry does it… #
  • @lmdallatorre I once heard a State Lib MP say: "We don't have factions in the Liberal Party. We have informal hatreds." True story! in reply to lmdallatorre #
  • Now, should I help this person out or has the first answer got it all covered…? http://is.gd/aLP7b #
  • @OddMaude I suppose I could offer reading suggestions… do you think that would be appreciated? in reply to OddMaude #
  • @lmdallatorre Interestingly, Lib factions are more ideological now whereas once they were personality-based. in reply to lmdallatorre #

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