My Latest Twitter Updates

  • A big crowd here in Clunes listening to Malcolm Fraser and Margaret Simons. #
  • Fraser just got a round of applause for condemning the political auction surrounding asylum seekers policy. #ClunesBookWorld #
  • Audience member asks Fraser what attributes a PM needs. He mentions support for the rule of law and says neither side adheres to this. #
  • Fraser cites changing attitudes to Greek Australians as proof of the need for leaders to take a policy position and argue for it. #
  • Fraser tells Clunes audience they should vote against all politicians who support current asylum seeker policies. #
  • Fraser says politicians today are "different" – they are all apparatchiks on both sides. #
  • Fraser on Turnbull: I'm glad he's keeping his hat in the ring. He's a liberal and that's rare now. #
  • Malcolm Fraser and @MargaretSimons signing books today in Clunes http://twitpic.com/1k8eqg #
  • Malcolm Fraser at Clunes book festival http://twitpic.com/1k8erb #
  • So Bigpond won't let me relay mail from the phone? Just as well gmail will. That's why those Twitpics are hours old. #
  • There was no live coverage of Henry on the radio this afternoon. News Radio failed the test again. MTR1377 gave some coverage but that's it. #
  • However, sitting in the main street of Clunes, I was able to get a pretty good overview via Twitter. NewsRadio has program on now. #
  • @theburgerman Plenty of football available… in reply to theburgerman #
  • @theburgerman And friend had Sky so I didn't feel too isolated! in reply to theburgerman #
  • Crikey email also arrived with coverage of Henry. Seems like a big win for online, Twitter and cable TV. #
  • Our Dear Leader in the Ballarat Botanic Gardens http://twitpic.com/1k8n6f #
  • And Mal is home from Clunes http://twitpic.com/1k8o6d #
  • "Lake" Wendouree has some water in it… http://twitpic.com/1k8q8p #
  • But most of the lake is still like this. http://twitpic.com/1k8qte #
  • @JudeEkerick Bigpond seem to allow mail to their servers but not relaying. Gmail and my own domains are okay. They're fussy like that. in reply to JudeEkerick #
  • @empatt At least the air has that wonderful May chill in it. I could live here. in reply to empatt #
  • @Senexx Yes, busts of all the PMs are there. I'm such a tragic that I stopped to see the most recent addition. in reply to Senexx #
  • @Senexx They don't even have to be former or dead to get a bust. in reply to Senexx #
  • @empatt Too late… in reply to empatt #
  • Ok, I'm catching up… the Henry Report, "Australia's Future Tax System", is here: http://bit.ly/dqK9WB #
  • Henry: Joint media release from Rudd and Swan announcing new initiatives: http://bit.ly/9Ba4Ss #
  • Henry: Swan and Bowen media release announcing superannuation changes: http://bit.ly/9MMxbp #
  • The official website, "Stronger-Fairer-Simpler: A Tax Plan for Our Future", is here: http://bit.ly/dtX445 #
  • It's politics, not reform: http://bit.ly/bzaaIw – Alan Kohler says the government has picked up about 1% of Henry's recommendations. #
  • 1% of recommendations… that would be a better strike rate than the Vernon Report wouldn't it? #
  • Rudd's election rebate: http://bit.ly/aKXA5g – Bernard Keane says the govt has minimised the losers and maximised the winners. #
  • Another Kevin Rudd Tax Grab: http://bit.ly/dmM1za? – The Liberals say Rudd is gutless, panicked, poll driven and not to be trusted… #
  • Shadow Treasurer Joe Hockey's response: http://bit.ly/97tpd6 (video) #
  • @MacYourselfhome You can watch AND listen to him saying "a great big new tax" – that has to be worth the price of admission… in reply to MacYourselfhome #
  • @Matt_Kunkel Abbott, Hockey, Minchin – a pretty thin performance, I thought. in reply to Matt_Kunkel #
  • Look at The Australian's headline: http://twitpic.com/1ka98i – shades of the FOX news campaign against Obama "spreading the wealth"? #
  • @Matt_Kunkel I said Minchin when I meant Robb… I'll keep taking the pills. #youstartedthelowblows in reply to Matt_Kunkel #
  • @lagcamion At least Kohler's words were written today… in reply to lagcamion #
  • Greens will pursue Henry recommendations in the Senate: http://bit.ly/coikTd – especially FBT company car concessions and congestion taxes. #
  • Most outstanding factual program? Come on, surprise me… #
  • That's my 10 minutes of the Logies for this decade… #
  • @theburgerman It's absolutely essential for people in Clunes… in reply to theburgerman #
  • Greece needs Ken Henry more than we do: http://nyti.ms/cOwQhT #
  • @downesy I heard he was dead… in reply to downesy #
  • The death of bees and why it matters: http://bit.ly/a09P36 (via @Colvinius) #
  • When History Is Compiled 140 Characters at a Time: http://nyti.ms/9a7nWq #
  • All the Obama 20-Somethings: http://nyti.ms/aAvdk3 – working in The West Wing. #

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