My Latest Twitter Updates

  • Tony Abbott news conference… says BER scheme was set up to fail. #
  • Abbott calls for a judicial inquiry into the Building the Education Revolution scheme. #
  • Pyne: Auditor-General has found an overly bureaucratic approach to BER, Education Dept not equipped to handle the program. #
  • Pyne: Only 18.6% of BER projects are running on time. #
  • Abbott: This a prime minister who isn't fair dinkum… #
  • Abbott on Resources tax: "I am deeply hostile to this tax…on the goose that laid the golden egg for Australia." #
  • Abbott: It is a very, very bad tax… as sure as night follows day, if Rudd is re-elected, this tax will happen… #
  • "As sure as night follow day" – expression repeatedly used by Andrew Peacock in his 1990 election campaign. #
  • Abbott: Resources tax is a double tax on mining… hurts millions of Australians and prejudices the future of Australia. #
  • Abbott asked about Qld LNP resignations… says this is a matter for the LNP… #
  • Rainman Pyne says to look at Section 7.9 on p164…and p18 – Schools got what they were told to have not what they wanted. #
  • Pyne: The stench over this school building rip-off will hang over the government for years to come… #
  • Sky News showing Rudd media conference in WA – Gary Gray standing impassively behind him. Would love to know what he's thinking this week. #
  • Rudd: No-one in the mining industry wants to pay more tax but the Australian people deserve a fair share of their resources. #
  • @BernardKeane Is that a worse fate than being Peter Walsh's son-in-law? in reply to BernardKeane #
  • Gillard commenting on Auditor-General's report on the BER program: 24000 projects in 9000 schools has helped save us from recession… #
  • Gillard speaks to media as a school bell chimes in the background… I'm feeling all nostalgic now… #
  • Gillard: BER report recognises the economic value of the program – jobs, infrastructure, ongoing value… #
  • Gillard: AG makes no recommendations to the Education Dept…presumably because any objections were because of compressed time frame… #
  • Gillard: AG has also not made findings about systematic rorting or price fixing… #
  • Gillard: This is an important investment for our country… made carefully… investigating taskforce is on the job seeking value for money. #
  • Lancing boils, exploding volcanoes, lifting lids, mavericks jumping ship, hosing down dissent: http://bit.ly/dhMMf9 – Courier ODs on cliches #
  • Waiting to listen to Bob Ellis dissect the political situation… #
  • Fabian forum in Melbourne: an interesting address on foreign aid from Andrew McLeod… #
  • Bob Ellis, however, has spent 20 minutes reading from his book, The Capitalism Delusion. Pathetic. #
  • @lyndons it's over now. A sustained display of immature grandiosity. in reply to lyndons #
  • @GrogsGamut I got the spelling wrong – it wasn't Andrew McLeod http://bit.ly/cmzDLb but Andrew MacLeod http://bit.ly/dqumt3 – a swimmer! in reply to GrogsGamut #
  • @tsvnq It was meant to be a Fabian debate on a "New Left Agenda"… #
  • @BernardKeane It was pretty insulting to come down here to argue a case about bigger government and then just read a chapter of his book. in reply to BernardKeane #
  • @BernardKeane …and then spend 2 hours behaving like a spoilt brat. in reply to BernardKeane #
  • With an interesting account of John Anderson's influence…RT @mfullilove: Glyn Davis on Donald Horne: Griffith Review http://bit.ly/c6ezKz #
  • A good program from The 7.30 Report tonight. George Vaillant http://bit.ly/3LUpDj on happiness and a 90yo going strong. Things that matter. #
  • It's taken 35 years to rear its ugly head again: #Lateline discusses the coalition blocking budget legislaton or Supply in the Senate. #
  • And you thought Tony Abbott admired B.A. Santamaria: http://twitpic.com/1l8ts3 #
  • Gillard: This is an Opposition long on complaint and short on solution. #
  • @JanetteHowardPM Quentin's Quisling? in reply to JanetteHowardPM #
  • @JanetteHowardPM I have no shame… in reply to JanetteHowardPM #
  • @JanetteHowardPM Now I've got a picture in my head of TA singing "Tomorrow Belongs To Me"… in reply to JanetteHowardPM #
  • RT @JustinianNews: Horrifying pic of debt crisis facing the 5 PIIGS in US$. Money they owe each other & others. http://twitpic.com/1l94dw #
  • No Fooling Mother Nature: http://nyti.ms/cP7Xqt – Thomas Friedman says the Gulf of Mexico oil spill is a leadership test for Obama. #

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