My Latest Twitter Updates

  • So where are the budget leaks? #
  • Jeff Shaw, former NSW Attorney-General, Labor politician and lawyer: http://bit.ly/c0te33 (via @catri) #
  • Paul Bongiorno on Channel 10 reminds us that Keating listened to Mahler whilst preparing budgets. Swan prefers Jimmy Barnes. Hmm. #
  • But this is dreadful. The Budget must be postponed. RT @julie_posetti: @colvinius Just heard you're too ill to present budget coverage. #
  • RT @Senexx: I've only heard of one of those.. (Mahler, Barnes) .. Guess which one. Hint, my opinion of Keating isn't very high. #
  • You haven't heard of Mahler, @Senexx? What kind of a philistine scumbag are you? #
  • Swan: Skills for Sustainable Growth Strategy – $661m funding – 70,000 new training places over 4 years. #ausbudget #
  • We need the NBN… Budget websites still unreachable… used to be able to get Treasurer's speech within 5 minutes. #ausbudget #
  • Budget deficit 2010-11: $40.8bn #ausbudget #
  • Budget deficit 2011-12: $13bn – 2012-13 surplus $1bn. #ausbudget #
  • RT @samanthamaiden: Swan rides mining boom to early surplus. Budget yarn's up at http://bit.ly/2FKhMp http://bit.ly/b3sk0E #ausbudget #
  • Swan claims $30 billion of budget savings. #ausbudget #
  • Swan: $7.3bn investment in Health over 5 years. #ausbudget #
  • Swan: $467m for an electronic personal health record for all Australians who want one. #ausbudget #
  • SWAN's BUDGET SPEECH AVAILABLE HERE: http://bit.ly/crlcxP (PDF) #ausbudget #
  • Swan: Tax returns to offer a standard deduction of $500 (1 July 2012) and then $1000 (1 July 2013). #ausbudget #
  • Swan: Govt will maintain 2% annual cap on real spending growth, on average, until the surplus reaches 1% of GDP. #ausbudget #
  • Swan: "We face the future with confidence, but not with complacency." #ausbudget #
  • Swan: Debt reaches a peak of just 6.1% of GDP in 2011-12, or $93.7 billion in 2012-13 in dollar terms. #ausbudget #
  • BUDGET AT A GLANCE: http://bit.ly/a2Qx68 (PDF) #ausbudget #
  • BUDGET OVERVIEW: http://bit.ly/cxdxiq (PDF 595kb) #ausbudget #
  • Kohler: A Budget for the economic boffins… $100bn extra revenue from resources boom. Massive punt? #ausbudget #
  • RT @LaurieOakes: Swan has done his job. Responsible. Tells a story. No gimmicks or tricks. #budget #ausbudget #
  • Meanwhile, in the UK… RT @TimMontgomerie: Funny typo on the Telegraph's rolling blog. http://twitpic.com/1mw27f #
  • RT @clubwah: Kerry just said "big new tax" I'm sick of his Liberal bias #ausbudget #730Report #
  • RT @BBCLauraK: 'I didn't spend all my life hating the tories to pass up the opportunity of stuffing them now' -no mincing words from Lab min #
  • The Shadow Treasurer has posted a YouTube video.. RT @JoeHockey: Budget 2010 – 'A Shameless Con' – http://tinyurl.com/236y2ao #
  • RT @asunderland: Key line of attack from Opposition tonight: This is not a REAL return to surplus. #ausbudget #
  • Hartcher: This is "parameter variations" … $8.9bn extra revenue to the bottom line without having to do anything. #ausbudget #
  • Hartcher: Govt wants to run on economic management and health reform. The budget feeds into that narrative. #ausbudget #
  • Malcolm Farr: The govt can claim its stimulus spending hastened the return to growth and budget revenues. #ausbudget #
  • Alan Kohler says Rudd and Abbott are now shackled together, unable to make lavish election promises: http://bit.ly/cIM15K #
  • No frills budget is bland but responsible: Stephen Long http://bit.ly/cOi7U4 #ausbudget #
  • Nothing like planning ahead… RT @612brisbane: Budget night 2011. We've got special analysis by the Hidden Persuaders… #
  • Ridout: A cautious and credible budget… has done the heavy lifting to take the pressure off monetary policy. #ausbudget #
  • Paul Howes: Superannuation benefits to workers; mining industry paying its way; action on skills shortages and infrastructure. #ausbudget #
  • A Shameless Con: http://bit.ly/cWunzu – Liberal Party media release. #ausbudget #
  • @zombiemao An honorary member of Cabinet? in reply to zombiemao #
  • Don Henry, ACF: "Budget did not deliver the scale of action needed on climate." #ausbudget RT @climatecentre #
  • Sky UK reporter says Lib Dems he's spoken to are leaning more in favour of a deal with the Conservatives than Labour. Still no announcements #
  • Only 3 members of Cabinet.. RT @NSWLabor: RT @KKeneally: NSW Govt Twitter directory here: http://bit.ly/cdIo41 #
  • Graeme Morris: "There are a lot of little Australian shareholders in BHP." #ausbudget – the Libs do such a good line in condescension. #
  • Make that Grahame… #
  • @jillianblackall That's what he meant but they always talk about "little people", "punters", "the mob", and other patronising terms. in reply to jillianblackall #
  • St Vincent de Paul: "You don't build a strong economy on the back of a fractured society." RT @JudeEkerick: http://bit.ly/cJus0K #ausbudget #
  • RT @journojones: Jesus that Paul Howes is a complete & utter idiot isn't he. I'm going to have to block you if you're a raving lefty mate. #
  • .@journojones Well, I'm not following you and you're not following me, so all seems to be well with the world… #
  • If Elena Kagan is confirmed, the US Supreme Court will consist of 6 Catholics and 3 Jews: http://bit.ly/9bgeo0 – don't tell the Tea Party. #
  • @rod_benson Didn't some bloke have three fields? in reply to rod_benson #
  • @katedoak They are already: http://bit.ly/cPvHmk – but she sat at the knee of Thurgood Marshall… in reply to katedoak #
  • RT @ruskin147: Extraordinary – William Hague used Twitter to break news of resumption of talks with LibDems http://tweetphoto.com/21986019 #
  • Corporate memory? RT @GrantShapps Fewer than 1 in 5 Conservative MPs in Commons when Major was PM. Full analysis: http://is.gd/c46Pc #
  • @JudeEkerick Because it used to be a gentleman's club and the chaps met after work. in reply to JudeEkerick #
  • @aptronym Compared to the Poms, we're used to Twitter announcements by now. Hardly extraordinary. in reply to aptronym #
  • As Phillip Adams says, it's time to mingle with Tingle. #Lateline #
  • @jamesmassola Is that her? in reply to jamesmassola #
  • RT @TimMontgomerie: A LibCon pact is back on the rails http://bit.ly/c0FfQP #
  • @aptronym It shouldn't be. They have a good collection of bloggers keeping on top of the situation. Eg: http://bit.ly/ddSirf in reply to aptronym #
  • @sspencer_63 Oakes is hammering Hockey on 9 at the moment. in reply to sspencer_63 #
  • Watch Hockey on 9 – @LaurieOakes has him on the run. #
  • "I've made hard decisions," says Hockey in his best Andrew Peacock impersonation. #ausbudget #
  • @frankscan65 You might say that… I couldn't possibly comment. in reply to frankscan65 #
  • @sspencer_63 You mean he's so inept that he even does your work for you?! in reply to sspencer_63 #
  • Has anyone else commented today on Van Onselen's sloppy knowledge of the 1984 election? http://bit.ly/b07yCF #
  • @downesy You're on a roll! in reply to downesy #
  • @sspencer_63 It's not even just a simple date error. The whole logic and context is wrong. in reply to sspencer_63 #
  • @downesy We should start a website to catalogue them all… in reply to downesy #
  • I'm only using her to get to Ramsey. @thewetmale @littlemissscifi @julie_posetti @jamesmassola http://bit.ly/d8NUFu #tinglefanclub #

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