My Latest Twitter Updates

  • ABC says LIberal Senator Nick Minchin is quitting the shadow ministry immediately and not contesting the next election: http://bit.ly/aJ0X0z #
  • The most immediate significance of Minchin departure from the shadow ministry is a reshuffle. Is Abbott committed to Barnaby Joyce? #
  • @theburgerman Conventional wisdom says Joyce should be moved but I wouldn't be so sure Abbott wants that. in reply to theburgerman #
  • Minchin is also Leader of the Opposition in the Senate – a promotion for deputy Eric Abetz? #
  • Phillip Coorey's report on Minchin's resignation: http://bit.ly/bn5264 #
  • .RT @TurnbullMalcolm One down, 41 to go. #
  • Minchin's Senate term expires next year http://bit.ly/96YxIY – a casual vacancy now could give some lucky South Australian an extra year. #
  • Van Onselen tips an Abetz/Brandis leadership team in the Senate, with Tony Smith into Finance. Excitement plus. http://bit.ly/b7O5fB #
  • Hehehe… RT @KJBar: Weird ..Adelaide ABC says Minchin said this today "Well I've renominated and um I love the senate and I love politics." #
  • RT @naomiwoodley: Minchin has confirmed retirement from frontbench immediately, won't contest next election. #
  • Minchin quits Shadow Ministry & Senate leadership; will serve out Senate term. Statement: http://bit.ly/8YRybn (via @latikambourke) #
  • RT @Colvinius: NT Times' Tom Friedman wants Australian-style single transferable voting in USA: http://nyti.ms/cUOdbN #
  • Isobel Redmond concedes defeat in South Australian election, says @SkyNewsAust #
  • @Colvinius Preferential voting + voluntary voting + mid-terms + low turnout + monied interests = not quite the same as Aust conditions? in reply to Colvinius #
  • @zombiemao As @benharrisroxas said, having destroyed the village, he declares it saved and goes home… in reply to zombiemao #
  • @theburgerman John Olsen left SA state politics, became a Senator and then returned to State politics and became Premier. in reply to theburgerman #
  • All this stuff about Minchin not being able to commit to a full term in the Senate is nonsense because of the casual vacancy system. #
  • @theburgerman Olsen is actually more recent than Brumby… in reply to theburgerman #
  • Updated Minchin's Wikipedia entry http://bit.ly/do54sC – like learning HTML all over again and I still didn't get the footnote right… #
  • @Pollytics He's auditioning for Minchin's 'hard man' job. in reply to Pollytics #
  • @sunlightandsnow Yes… much as I like the Wikipedia concept, I think I prefer to do my own stuff. in reply to sunlightandsnow #
  • RT @PremierMikeRann: New Ministers. John Rau(A-G, Justice ,Tourism). #
  • RT @PremierMikeRann: New Ministers. Jack Snelling(Emp, Training, Further Ed, Science,Info Economy, Veterans, Road Safety). #
  • RT @PremierMikeRann: Grace Portolesi (Minister for Aboriginal Affairs and Reconciliation, Multicultural Affairs, Youth and Volunteers). #
  • RT @PremierMikeRann: Other changes include a big change for Paul Caica (Environment and Conservation, Min for River Murray,Water). #
  • RT @PremierMikeRann: Jay Weatherill will take on the big portfolio of Education, and keep Early Childhood Development. #
  • RT @PremierMikeRann: Tom Koutsantonis (Industry & Trade + Small Business). Michael O'Brien (Ag, Food, Fisheries,Forests, Reg Devpt.) #
  • Minchin's departure: Barry Cassidy http://bit.ly/btxppn Dennis Shanahan http://bit.ly/90REem and Samantha Maiden: http://bit.ly/ccV4qC #
  • But this comes close: http://bit.ly/c0MSc6 RT @BernardKeane: The single worst piece of commentary I've read this year: http://bit.ly/91euV5 #
  • Rare US historical documents from a private collection up for auction. Includes photo gallery: http://bit.ly/aPEAFE #
  • Getting off Jimmy Carter Highway and onto FDR Drive: http://nyti.ms/bgBP1W – Maureen Dowd on fighting fear with power. #
  • EJ DIonne doesn't need a Quarterly Essay to explain what's wrong with contemporary conservatism: http://bit.ly/cfGbnb #
  • Lesson in TV Debating For UK Party Leaders: http://bit.ly/bnGyXS – A quite devastating report on the Rudd-Abbott debate from UK Sky News. #
  • You never hear Wayne Swan or Joe Hockey say the markets are "febrile"… #
  • @MylesPeterson Yes, I noticed that! in reply to MylesPeterson #
  • RT @KJBar: @theage is reporting Sen. Cory Bernardi wants an anti-Earth Hour.. turn lights on and celebrate energy achievements. #
  • @dingotookmybaby Pliable… now there's a word fraught with multiple meanings. in reply to dingotookmybaby #
  • Bernardi promotes anti-Earth Hour; Hunt says the Liberal Party is a broad church: http://bit.ly/b4Az0G #

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