My Latest Twitter Updates

  • Archimedes, pi, infinity and numerical analysis: http://nyti.ms/dB8prr – Steven Strogatz's mathematics blog in the NYT. #
  • Teabonics: the creative spelling and grammar of the Tea Partiers: http://bit.ly/bOJHc3 – "our only lanaguage is English" (via @danupoyner) #
  • Breaking News: Politics is a partisan business – http://bit.ly/9dfWWH – and few know that better than this old Liberal trench warfare expert #
  • China on a knife-edge: http://bit.ly/duaE9V – George Friedman's Stratfor continues to argue China will be smashed. #
  • That didn't last long… RT @aus_politics: South Aust Liberal Martin Hamilton-Smith will stand down as deputy leader: http://bit.ly/9v5Rvj #
  • "They thought that because we were from NSW we were shallow wankers" – http://bit.ly/9MXXYg #
  • Govt does not have a 36 million population target, says new Population Minister Tony Burke. #PMAgenda #
  • Burke says the 36m figure came from a projection in the Intergenerational Report – if nothing changes, we move to 36m over time. #PMAgenda #
  • Burke says national interest demands a population policy to meet skills shortages but also to address infrastructure & other needs #PMAgenda #
  • Burke on "border protection" and population policy: refugee figure remains at 13,000/year, identical to figure under Howard Govt. #PMAgenda #
  • There go the green shoots… RT @Conservatives: "Brown recovery plan – jobs tax, more debt." Latest poster: http://twitpic.com/1ddpfw #
  • "Pay-walls on the web and tablets in the hand" – #MediaWatch #
  • "The best-informed people will be elderly, educated and affluent" #MediaWatch – a class-based approach to news? #
  • Meanwhile… Can CNN Be Saved? http://nyti.ms/biev7p #
  • Abbott wants a year-by-year decision on immigration targets… like we've been doing since 1945? #qanda #
  • One down… "I'm going to take that as a comment" #qanda #
  • Abbott: "The last thing I want to do is claim latter-day Mother Theresa status" #qanda #
  • Abbott attacks Indonesia as not a "desirable destination"… #qanda #
  • RT @firstdogonmoon: Jesus decided who would come into that temple and the circumstances under which they would come #qanda #
  • Abbott: "Australia can't be a lifeboat to the world." #qanda #
  • Abbott: "I'm about as open a book as a politician can be." Jones: "Yes, but you haven't answered the question." #qanda #
  • Abbott tips September-October election… #qanda #
  • @Pollytics He should call it now just to really piss off Fielding… in reply to Pollytics #
  • Arrogant and immature interruptions in Parliament, no people skills you prime ministerial wannabe… #qanda #
  • 42-41: beyond reasonable doubt? #qanda #
  • Abbott: "Just because that's what a marriage is" #qanda #
  • What a wonderful way of bagging the poisoned dwarf! #qanda #
  • Abbott: "I don't normally read the New York Times" #qanda #
  • More religion… this is a seriously embarrassing and damaging encounter for Abbott. And he knows it. #qanda #
  • What tough decisions have you taken? More than one please! #qanda #
  • @JudeEkerick I'm trying to be fair about this…but he simply can't discuss policy in any kind of detail. And the philosophy is simplistic. in reply to JudeEkerick #
  • And another question inviting Abbott to talk about Howard again… so he does just that… #qanda #
  • A very pertinent question from Mr Jones about why Abbott changed his mind about supporting Howard prior to 2007 election. #qanda #
  • "I don't want to see our kids exposed to really terrible stuff on the internet." http://bit.ly/c4JHQE #qanda #
  • How many young kids buy milk in a newsagency? #qanda #
  • Now it's Australia Day… not one question tonight on the economy, jobs, education, foreign policy… #qanda #
  • Abbott: "A republic is generations away and I don't expect to be in Parliament when I'm 100." [*That* laugh] #qanda #
  • Surely even Glenn Milne and Kieran Gilbert would be embarrassed by that performance from the Opposition Leader. #qanda #
  • @j_marce I might just make it… in reply to j_marce #
  • Bloggers and others predicting Brown to call UK election in the next 24 hours as if this is news. It's been the expected day for months. #
  • RT @jayrosen_nyu: NYU journalism faculty has selected the 10 best works of journalism for the decade, 2000-2010: http://bit.ly/arb2t7 #
  • "God has his hands all over you," pastor tells Obama in church: http://bit.ly/cBXaqt #

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