My Latest Twitter Updates

  • It's going to be fun afternoon… Abbott opens #qt with a motion to call Rudd to address the House on the RSPT… #
  • If I was Albanese I'd gag him… #qt #
  • And he just did! #qt #
  • The House divides on the government's motion to gag Abbott. #qt #
  • That hum of gentle chatter in the House on the A-PAC feed is excellent noise to work to… #qt #
  • The question now is whether the Libs will spend the day moving motions or actually engage in Question Time. #qt #
  • Gag motion passed. Hockey called to second the motion & bellows: "He's losing jobs and he's too gutless to debate it." Albo moves gag. #qt #
  • .@crazyjane13 Ever since I saw Fred Daly in action, I have harboured a secret desire to be Leader of the House! #
  • The Age has written to me with a request to "return" to home delivery: 7 days for 20 weeks for $100. What to do? #qt #
  • Just overheard a member asking another, "have you lost weight?" #qt #
  • Abbott has a question for Rudd but Bob Katter is trying to get the call. #qt #
  • Katter seeks leave to move motion to debate the mining industry… not granted… Katter fights on with new motion… #qt #
  • Albo moves the gag on Katter. As Obama would say, this is one of these "teaching moments" when we can explain the Standing Orders. #qt #
  • @mishaschubert It's 71.4c/day, whereas I can get it for 25c on PressDisplay: http://auspol.info/97wWgw – not to mention free web access… in reply to mishaschubert #
  • Rudd had an interesting dig at Turnbull today, suggesting he's "increasingly active on many fronts": http://twaud.io/Z9m #
  • Katter gagged. Bruce Scott (Maranoa) seconds Katter's motion. Albanese moves the gag. The House divides again. #qt #
  • Now the Speaker kicks Katter out for an hour under Section 94A… #qt #
  • 36 minutes down and Abbott asks the first question about Xstrata mining jobs and the RSPT. And why did you gutless out? #qt #
  • That last bit ruled out of order by the Speaker…. #qt #
  • @mishaschubert I do print my favourite columnists for reading over breakfast… in reply to mishaschubert #
  • The Libs are going "to slash the quantum"… Gillard argued the case quite well last night: http://auspol.info/9TSHVf #qt #
  • Ah… Rudd IS on a Turnbull baiting exercise today… http://twaud.io/Z9m #qt #
  • Bruce Scott's question is also about Xstrata's "suspension" of projects. Do you have the guts to come to my electorate to debate this? #qt #
  • Debate about personality is not helpful in a question, says Speaker Jenkins. #qt #
  • "They have difficulty adding up the donations because they've sold their soul again," Ferguson says of the Opposition. #qt #
  • A somewhat bitchy dig from Rudd, advising Dutton that his shares have gone up… #qt #
  • Anyone know if there are any more valedictory speeches today? Times? #qt #
  • RT @Phoney_Tony: A pic of my mate Clive’s jet #qt http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3118/2727107901_47324d84e0.jpg #
  • Tanner: Abbott and Hockey stand for Depression-era economics when the government sat back and did nothing. #qt #
  • RT @Matt_Kunkel: Has anyone had a look at how many mining projects were routinely "suspended/delayed" before the announcement of the RSPT? #
  • Here he is, Alan Tudge, Liberal candidate for Aston: http://auspol.info/96HLkZ #qt #
  • Gillard has a photocopy of Alan Tudge's pre-selection application. Looks like the factional bickering in Aston continues apace. #qt #
  • Gillard refers to Gareth Evans on Bishop. He once asked "why do people take an instant dislike to Bronwyn Bishop: because it saves time." #
  • Marx, Engels and Rudd – the latest communist conspiracy, says Rudd, in reference to Clive Palmer. #qt #
  • Bowen: "They're lions on behalf of Clive Palmer and mice on behalf of ordinary Australians." #qt #
  • I pop out to the bank and Abbott's been gagged again. What was this censure motion about? #
  • The News Radio coverage of Parliament has a man with a mellifluous voice explaining everything. #qt #
  • @theburgerman I'd almost forgotten how soothing the radio coverage is. Suggest you speak to the A-PAC people about this. in reply to theburgerman #
  • Albo moves to stop the MPI. He's playing it tough today. Should do it more often, given the wrecking tactics from the other side. #
  • What are those two blokes sitting behind Petro Georgiou thinking? http://yfrog.com/20z6vj #
  • See @samanthamaiden's article on Georgiou's valedictory speech to the House of Representatives today: http://auspol.info/ab1KxN #
  • New Labour is dead. Long live new Labour: http://auspol.info/aYQ9El – Lord Peter Mandelson on the Blair-Brown rivalry and his new book. #
  • Good listening: The Art of Crime – on the hunt for missing masterpieces http://auspol.info/cIrDRh – an interesting segment from LNL. #
  • It's very fashionable on Twitter to ridicule Martin Ferguson's diction but if you listen to him properly… http://auspol.info/9XFjUC #
  • Or look at his answer on page 68 of this Hansard PDF from today's Question Time: http://auspol.info/dcKMZa – he argues quite effectively. #
  • @MacYourselfhome Yes, very cogent. PIty they're not all doing it. in reply to MacYourselfhome #
  • The wonders of oligopoly: http://auspol.info/bTyrLJ – @richardfarmer suggests some mining "suspensions" might be quite profitable. #
  • An amusing present-day review of Oliver Stone's 'Nixon': http://auspol.info/dpBt3d #
  • @smurray38 Is it officially out yet? I've just finished the Alan Reid biography – similarly high production values from New South. in reply to smurray38 #
  • @smurray38 Looks like this weekend's acquisition then… in reply to smurray38 #
  • Bonnie dementia: http://auspol.info/aqOF4E #
  • An audience with Christopher Hitchens: http://auspol.info/dCCIQR – a gentleman is someone who is never rude by accident. #
  • Tonight's question: What was Chris Haney best known for? http://auspol.info/9eQEQO #

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