My Latest Twitter Updates

  • Pollie wants to Twitter? http://auspol.info/b17J17 – my guide for politicians (and others?) on Twitter. #
  • Even the insults are unimaginative now… RT @sspencer_63: Mark Latham = Fraser/Abbott/Turnbull/ Nelson/Rudd/ No wonder he's confused. #
  • Deputy Prime Minister Julia Gillard is addressing the National Press Club in Canberra on "The Value of Reform". #npc #
  • RT @JoGash: My new website is now live, check out http://www.joannagash.com.au – let me know what you think #
  • Gillard has independent modelling of the long-term effects of meeting our reform goals… #npc #
  • Gillard: 34% of unemployed people have not completed Year 12. Education policies affect life chances. #npc #
  • Gillard: Every extra year of education equates to an increase of about $100 in earnings. #npc #
  • Gillard: Our reforms are already far ahead of anything the coalition did over nearly 12 years. #npc #
  • RT @NewsFlake: I should be freakin' loaded … RT Gillard Every extra year of education equates to an increase of about $100 in earnings. #
  • Gillard talks of "high quality learning for the year before school"… so much for childhood and play… #npc #
  • Gillard talks of "transformational reform to higher education"… more places, equity payments… #npc #
  • Gillard: EconTech says there are gains in individual incomes and GDP if a bachelor's degree target in education is met. #npc #
  • Gillard links the coalition's proposed cuts to broadband, computers in schools and the like as an attack on "modernity". #npc #
  • A short speech from Gillard: no new announcements, just a recitation of govt policy, coupled with attacks on coalition. #npc #
  • Gillard asked about coalition's call for Year 12 national exams: says it's a "one-liner" that comes with no clue about implementation. #npc #
  • Gillard asked what Rudd and ALP need to do to reconnect with voters. Gillard disputes suggestion of "poisonous" attitude in electorate. #
  • Gillard asked about govt's reputation for talking big but unable to carry through to implementation. She talks about implementing the RSPT. #
  • Gillard asked again how the govt has lost the political debate over the mining tax and allowed health to slip at same time. #npc #
  • Gillard on leadership: "I'm passionate about what I'm doing now.. if I exit politics and can say this is what I did, that's enough for me." #
  • Gillard asked for her secret in avoiding sliding poll ratings… "In politics there are easier and harder days…" #npc #
  • Gillard asked about Fraser leaving the Liberal Party when Abbott became leader. Is this the ultimate insult? #npc #
  • Gillard: The lesson is in Fraser highlighting how extreme the Liberal Party has become. #npc #
  • Gillard asked what her biggest challenge in government has been. Has the kitchen cabinet of Rudd/Gillard/Swan/Tanner been a sound idea? #npc #
  • Gillard: There are things you learn about how to balance the urgent and the long-term…fast moving media agenda is hard… #npc #
  • Gillard: I don't comment on how Cabinet or Cabinet committees work… #npc #
  • RT @BernardKeane: Any conservatives looking for evidence that the media is soft on Labor… exhibit 1 at the Press Club today… #npc #
  • Laura Tingle was the first journalist to ask Fraser about his resignation from the Libs. Why am I not surprised? http://auspol.info/91XtWg #
  • Abbott's first question is about a man who owns a quarry… #qt #
  • RT @latikambourke: Kelly O'Dwyer in deep conversation with a smiling Julie Bishop as Smith sternly lectures the Shadow FM. #qt #
  • "The knowing smile" – Smith urges everyone to "watch the video". It's here: http://auspol.info/9uQDYD #qt #
  • Rudd points out an apparent new policy whereby Abbott asks the first question and then stays mute. The govt is confident today. #qt #
  • And now a question about Mr. Jones, "just a simple man", self-funded retiree, who's worried about his super being hit by the RSPT. #qt #
  • @GrogsGamut Memories…memories… in reply to GrogsGamut #
  • @BernardKeane I want someone to call Pyne a "stupid boy". in reply to BernardKeane #
  • RT @lapuntadelfin: Bishop reminds me of my kelpie. She, too, thinks if no eye contact is given, nothing happened #qt #
  • It's TangNey, Prime Minister… #qt #
  • Senator Dorothy Tangney, ALP-WesternAustralia, first woman elected to the Senate, in 1943: http://auspol.info/cFu5sy #
  • "Respected economists"? That's Mr. McCrann, isn't it? #qt #
  • @c_scanlon Thanks for that. I shall see if I can make it to your Rudd forum next Monday. in reply to c_scanlon #
  • 'Leftie' Fraser leaves party that left him: http://auspol.info/dgWptp – Peter Hartcher on the Fraser resignation. #
  • Hockey asks if Swan stands by all the facts and figures in in his May 9 Economic Note: http://auspol.info/dawnxm – what's he suggesting? #qt #
  • Hockey follows up: disputes 27% figure in pie chart showing royalties, resource taxes & company tax. Swan says Mining Council is distorting. #
  • Abbott moving to censure PM and Treasurer for using dodgy figures to justify their great big new tax… #qt #
  • Interesting assumption that graduate students, even undergraduate students, are incapable of getting anything right. #qt #
  • @NewsFlake But you were obviously the exception? in reply to NewsFlake #
  • @eirinn22 Breaking News: it doesn't change when you're on the other side of 40… in reply to eirinn22 #
  • I think that's the definition of chutzpah: Tony Abbott quoting Malcolm Fraser in support of his arguments. #qt #
  • @eirinn22 Does your latest blog post refer to Malcolm Turnbull or Malcolm Fraser?! in reply to eirinn22 #
  • Swan: "The Mad Monk's out of the box today… the shadow Foreign Minister has breached national security…" #qt #
  • Regardless of your point of view, there's no question Swan is on a roll this month. Haven't seen him this animated & confident in ages. #qt #
  • Good effort from #PMAgenda in having Rob Chalmers talk about Fraser. Still on now. #
  • @theburgerman And he was working in the Press Gallery before either of us were born… in reply to theburgerman #
  • @theburgerman …was born… in reply to theburgerman #
  • @Colvinius I'm a Labrador man myself… in reply to Colvinius #
  • Unfortunate caption below Clegg and Cameron photograph http://twitpic.com/1r777u (RT @TimMontgomerie: via @MarthaKearney) #
  • I notice Wayne Swan is crowing about the OECD Economic Outlook: http://auspol.info/aUl3fE #
  • Australian's lucky ticket in the linguistic lottery: http://auspol.info/aaqLuN – from @Colvinius and, no, it wasn't won by Martin Ferguson. #
  • @GrogsGamut Well why didn't you say? Happy birthday. Remember Reagan would celebrate something like the 26th anniversary of his 39th b'day.. in reply to GrogsGamut #
  • RT @GrahamY: Latest On Line Opinion research on federal election issues http://bit.ly/aeLeJc Health up and AGW down. #
  • England's what? … RT @TimMontgomerie: Photograph of David Cameron meeting England's cricket heroes http://twitpic.com/1r7m9s #
  • @smurray38 What is that new avatar, I asked myself. Now I'm chuckling… in reply to smurray38 #
  • Friends hard to come by, old bull Fraser leaps the fence: http://auspol.info/9cnYJb – Tony Wright says an old bull is really a rat. #
  • Google's "viral lobbying" in Washington: http://auspol.info/9PQP3A #
  • @smurray38 We're a sad pair! in reply to smurray38 #

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