My Latest Twitter Updates

  • Julia is PM: http://auspol.info/dcC6lu – Herald-Sun #
  • Albanese in the House moving for suspension of proceedings… #spill #
  • ALP website not yet updated: http://alp.org.au/ – take a interface with Rudd… #spill #
  • RT @Colvinius: Stop saying Gillard will be the first PM born overseas. Tjat was John Watson, born in Valparaiso. http://colv.in/9tJVFd #
  • The New York Times is still saying "Australian Leader Expected to Lose Post": http://www.nytimes.com/ #
  • Correction: NYT story IS updated – http://auspol.info/dpJat1 #
  • Wayne Swan is going to the G20 summit, Sky says. #spill #
  • RT @annabelcrabb: Rudd told caucus he did not want his govt to end up like NSW. #spill #
  • @IdeasCulture I am, for most of them… in reply to IdeasCulture #
  • No mention whatsoever of Australia's leadership change on Washington Post website. #spill #
  • Grahame Morris says Gillard should offer Rudd Foreign Affairs ministry. #spill #
  • Australia Gets Its First Female PM: http://auspol.info/9MC93k – Associated Press report on The Guardian website. #
  • @tobiasziegler Hehe… in reply to tobiasziegler #
  • The King is dead, long live the Queen: http://auspol.info/d4adxJ – Annabel Crabb, although it looks like it was written hours ago. #
  • @katedoak It's Foreign Affairs or nothing and I think he wouldn't accept it anyway. in reply to katedoak #
  • Prime Minister Gillard: http://auspol.info/bg7t1h – ABC News website. #
  • Senator Fielding, renowned leadership authority, pontificating on Sky. Says he's worked consultatively with Gillard… #spill #
  • A snap election? Someone should exhume Des Corcoran seek his advice: http://auspol.info/aievCW #spill #
  • @katedoak True but I'd put my money on a retirement at the election. in reply to katedoak #
  • A Bigpond outage at my place for the last 10 minutes… Rudd now on at 11.15… #spill #
  • Labor's Gillard 'blunder' ensures Abbott's in the contest: http://auspol.info/afLiPq – Peter Brent @mumbletwits says coalition has an edge. #
  • Lots of Twitter "over capacity" messages. Been a bad couple of weeks. #
  • RT @abcnews: PM's car waiting to whisk Kevin Rudd away from Parlt House after his statement #
  • RT @samanthamaiden: Ah Kevvie. He's always late. Even to his own farewell. #spill #
  • Rudd to speak but take no questions. #spill #
  • Zero to hero: http://auspol.info/c7jrCd – Niki Savva on Gillard – "Given the chance, Gillard will almost certainly go on to win." #spill #
  • Kevin Rudd is making his final appearance as Prime Minister in the PM's courtyard at Parliament House. #spill #
  • Rudd: I was elected to bring back a fair go…I've given it my all…proud of my achievements… #spill #
  • Rudd: I'm proud of the fact we got rid of WorkChoices…started to build the nation's infrastructure… #spill #
  • Rudd: I'm proud we've begun the education revolution with computers in classrooms… #spill #
  • Rudd is flanked by his wife and son… he seems close to tears… #spill #
  • Rudd: I'm really proud of the fact that we've reformed the health system… #spill #
  • Rudd: I'm proud of the fact that we're building 20 regional cancer centres… #spill #
  • Rudd's jaw trembles… he is silent briefly… his wife looks on anxiously… #spill #
  • Rudd struggled to regain his composure as he talks about health initiatives… more silence… #spill #
  • This is tragic. #spill #
  • Rudd: I thank my staff. They come in for the occasional mention in dispatches. #spill #
  • Rudd thanks Alister Jordan, a first-class human being, a good man. #spill #
  • Rudd mentions by name various members of his staff – they have given their best to this cause, the Australian government. #spill #
  • Rudd: I thank my family, Therese, that's Jess, that's Nick, the curly-headed one who looks after his mother is Marcus… #spill #
  • Rudd: To the great God and creator of us all, I thank him or her. #spill #
  • Rudd jokes: Think of this, I'm not the leader of the LAbor Party but I'm still Prime Minister. We can do things… #spill #
  • Rudd: I will be recontesting Griffith at the next election. #spill #
  • Rudd turns to his wife: "What have I left out." It's an honour and a privilege she prompts him. #spill #
  • Rudd tears up as he thanks his wife: "this is a very good person". #spill #
  • Rudd: One of life's eternal mysteries is why she ever married me in the first place. #spill #
  • Rudd: Having said all that, folks, we've gotta zip. #spill #
  • Rudd has left. #spill #
  • That was the most remarkable appearance by an Australian politician that we have ever seen. #spill #
  • The reaction to this speech will divide sharply, I suspect. Seen as phony by some, as raw humanity by others. #spill #
  • I would have shafted a few people on the way out, says Grahame Morris. #spill #
  • Australia's 26th Prime Minister is now on his way to Government House, Yarralumla, to surrender his commission. #spill #
  • John Watkins: A humane, self-deprecating speech. #spill #
  • RT @mfullilove: Rudd right to mention G-20. Achieving Aust membership of G-20 was a huge win & the biggest part of his foreign policy legacy #
  • RT @julie_posetti: The @nytimes reports Oz has "elected" its 1st female PM http://j.mp/aLkcG9. Not Unless you count #spill as a popular vote #
  • .@julie_posetti On the contrary – in a parliamentary system our PMs are elected by their parties and the Parliament. #spill #
  • Gillard: Leadership is about the authority that grows from mutual respect… #spill #
  • Gillard: I asked for a leadership change because a good government was losing its way… #spill #
  • Gillard: I love this country and I was not going to sit idly by and watch an incoming government … #spill #
  • Gillard: I commit to a strong and responsible government… #spill #
  • Gillard: I take my fair share of the achievements and errors of the Rudd government. It did not do all it said it would do… #spill #
  • Gillard: I am conscious I have not been elected by the people… in the coming months I will seek an election from the GG. #spill #
  • Gillard: I give credit to Labor giants, Hawke and KEating for their part in our economic success… to Howard/Costello… and Rudd. #spill #
  • Gillard: Budget will be back in surplus by 2013. #spill #
  • Gillard: When this nation pulls together we can do great things. #spill #
  • Gillard: It is my intention to lead a government that does more for renewable energy… we need a price on carbon… #spill #
  • Gillard: If elected I will move for a price on carbon. #spill #
  • Gillard on RSPT: Austs are entitled to a fairer share… I am throwing open the govt's door to the mining industry… #spill #
  • Gillard cancels RSPT ads from today. #spill #
  • Gillard calls on miners to open their minds in response to government's open doors. #spill #
  • RT @BernardKeane: Mining ad campaign to be cancelled if the miners do the same – smart move, very smart #
  • Gillard: Finally, I want to pay a tribute to Kevin Rudd. Ultimately we disagreed about direction but he is a remarkable person. #spill #
  • Gillard: Rudd made the apology to indigenous people… he came within a breath of an international agreement on climate change. #spill #
  • Gillard: Delighted to be here with new Deputy PM Swan. Wayne is an outstanding Treasurer. #spill #
  • Gillard: some consequential changes to the ministry will be announced in due course. #spill #
  • Gillard talks of excellence in education and government services. "We should not be afraid of the future." #spill #
  • Gillard: Can I say to the Aust people, there will be days I delight you, days I disappoint you, but I will work hard for you always. #spill #
  • Swan: Today we move forward with Julia Gillard – an intelligent, strong, compassionate, competent leader. #spill #
  • Swan: Today is a day to knuckle down and get back to work. #spill #
  • Swan: We have a good story to tell on jobs and growing the economy. There are many people who do it tough-they are our focus. #spill #
  • Swan on Rudd: I've worked with him for over 25 years. It's a tough day but he's done a lot of good. But for us it's back to work. #spill #
  • Questions to Gillard: was Rudd unelectable? Gillard: a good govt was losing its way… I had to step up.. take control. #spill #
  • When will the people get a say? Gillard: In a couple of months… #spill #
  • Coorey asks about asylum seekers and a role for Rudd. Gillard: Rudd sees a future in Parlt. We will have discussions… #spill #
  • Gillard: I understand Austs are disturbed when they see boats arrive on our shores unannounced… this country is a sanctuary… #spill #
  • Gillard: I have no truck at all with fear mongering for political advantage ..but people want strong management and I will provide it.#spill #
  • Gillard on miners: My door is open…we will negotiate… there is a consensus emerging that the mining industry can pay more tax. #spill #
  • Is everything on the table, including the 40% RSPT rate? Gillard: I'm not going to canvas those details here. #spill #
  • Gillard: It is important to rely on the collective effort of the team… #spill #
  • Grattan: When did you come this realisation that the government had lost its way? #spill #
  • Gillard: I have been Rudd's deputy..done my best to express concerns..formed the view I could not perform that role as deputy. #spill #
  • Gillard: I have formed that view in recent days. #spill #
  • Gillard asked about method of choosing ministers. "I believe in consultation and talking to people." She's hanging onto the power. #spill #
  • Are you beholden to the factional bosses? Gillard: This isn't my first day in the building. I would defy anyone to suggest on any day… #
  • … that I have done anything but make up my own mind about what's best for the nation. #spill #
  • Shanahan: How hard will it be to win the election? Gillard's response is to talk about hard walk and saving the nation from Abbott. #spill #
  • Swan asked when he decided to support Gillard. Swan: Yesterday… we needed a decisive outcome… #spill #
  • Gillard nominates order of questions… journalists do as they are told! #spill #
  • RT @samanthamaiden: Gillard does it on her own. No sign of first bloke Tim at first presser as pm-elect #spill #
  • Fran Kelly: You're in trouble in a number of seats. Have you been handed a hospital pass? #spill #
  • Gillard: As long as I can be out their putting the case for fairness, decency and hard work, it is incumbent upon me to do that. #spill #
  • Will Parlt sit after the winter break? When will you move into the Lodge? Gillard won't narrow things down. Reminds she's not sworn in yet. #
  • Gillard: I'm happy in my home in Altona and my flat in Canberra. It's appropriate I stay there until I have been endorsed. #spill #
  • Gillard: Obligations on us that don't apply to minor partes but I will work with Greens as on other policies. #spill #
  • Gillard confirms she will not move into the Lodge unless she wins the election. #spill #
  • Gillard talks of Rudd's son in school in Canberra. A clumsy response opens door to criticism about Rudd staying in Lodge. #spill #
  • RT @thedullfig: #ruddfate #spill question on reshuffle. Gillard says she'll look at that in the coming days. #
  • Gillard: It's probably poor form to be diabolically late to be sworn in by the GG… a couple more questions. #spill #
  • @smurray38 Stephen, it's @mfarnsworth here – I've been kicked off Twitter for a couple of hours. Could you tweet a message to that effect? in reply to smurray38 #
  • @Pollytics It's @mfarnsworth – I've been kicked off for too many tweets! Could you tweet a message to that effect, please? in reply to Pollytics #
  • @theburgerman John, it's @mfarnsworth – been suspended for over-tweeting. Could you tweet message that I'm on this account please? in reply to theburgerman #
  • Tony Abbott is holding a press conference. #spill #
  • Abbott: They've changed the salesman but they haven't changed the product. #spill #
  • Abbott pays tribute to Kevin Rudd for his service: it is a privilege and a burden to serve. #spill #
  • Abbott: Prime Ministers should not be treated this way. #spill #
  • @Pollytics I'm tweeting as @AustPolitics, a stand-by account – still using #spill hashtag. Thanks for that. in reply to Pollytics #
  • Abbott: Gillard has been the co-author of all the major policies of this govt. #spill #
  • Abbott itemises insulation, school halls and great big new tax as policies Gillard supported. #spill #
  • Abbott: She's pulled the ads but she hasn't pulled the policy. #spill #
  • Abbott: It is quite an historic day…the first time the style of NSW Labor has come to Canberra. A PM elected by the people executed #spill #
  • Abbott: There is a better way. We have been a formidable Opposition. We can be a united, stable and experienced team. #spill #
  • Abbott: Different salesman, same dud product. #spill #
  • Abbott: We're going to get the same policies and style from Gillard as we got from Rudd. #spill #
  • Abbott: I have a big job ahead of me but this new Labor leader has effectively conceded the Opposition's critique. #spill #
  • Are you in danger of being stranded on the RSPT, Abbott asked. Abbott says ads have been pulled but not the revenue from budget. #spill #
  • Abbott asked about Gillard's best asset… not my job to offer comment on personalities, he says. #spill #
  • Abbott: People watching the ugly execution we saw today will be very disillusioned with the ALP. #spill #
  • I seem to unsuspended now. Twitter has a limit for number of tweets apparently. Moved to @AustPolitics briefly but back here now. #spill #
  • As Gillard officially became Prime Minister at 1.02pm, my Twitter account was suspended. The historical shame. #spill #
  • @Chrisquirk It's never happened to me before – not sure if it's my API settings or their count of my tweets. Still, I have been busy today. in reply to Chrisquirk #
  • @tsvnq I tried running both accounts last year but it was a shambles. I seem to be back okay as @mfarnsworth so I will protect the other one in reply to tsvnq #
  • Australia's 27th Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, announces her commission to the House of Representatives. Historic moment. #qt #
  • Kirsten Livermore from Capricornia gets the first Dorothy Dixer of the new PM's term and is thanked for years of friendship. #qt #
  • Gillard talks of quality government services. Says WorkChoices under Abbott is a threat to community services. The House is quiet. #qt #
  • Abbott to Gillard: How can there be a genuine negotiation if the outcome has to be the same $12bn net revenue outcome? #qt #
  • Gillard: I don't know if he's ever conducted a genuine negotiation but I have. #qt #
  • What an afternoon in the chamber: Gillard's first appearance as PM and most likely the last day for a minimum 19 members. #qt #
  • 9 Coalition members are leaving: Pearce, May, Farmer, Bailey, Vale, Hawker, Lindsay, Georgiou, Hull. #qt #
  • 9 ALP members are leaving at the election: Bidgood, Campbell, Neal, Debus, McMullan, Kerr, Ellis, Irwin, George. #qt #
  • My 19th man to leave is Michael Johnson in Ryan. #qt #
  • Abbott pursuing the resources tax issue. Gillard sticking to her script about negotiations. #qt #
  • @jameshunter6789 Annette Ellis… in reply to jameshunter6789 #
  • This may be Craig Thomson's last contribution to the House – a question to new Deputy PM Swan. We get the stimulus story again. #qt #
  • Add Roger Price (ALP) to the list – that's 20 I've got. Have I missed any? #qt #
  • @AustraliaVotes Thanks… I wonder if Rudd will yet be added to the list. in reply to AustraliaVotes #
  • @spartsuno Annette Ellis… in reply to spartsuno #
  • A Liberal supporting friend of mine with much practical experience of the betting markets tells me ALP now rated 70%, up from 63 yesterday. #
  • "They just need to settle down a bit, Mr. Speaker." – Gillard responds to Opposition heckling with a dismissive wave of her hand. #qt #
  • @_Laverne No particular reason – 4% margin – one to watch. in reply to _Laverne #
  • "The Gillard Labor government is working hard to deliver high speed broadband," says Albo amid much jeering. #qt #
  • Gillard obviously a touch nervous, sitting, looking around whilst Albanese talks. Acclimatising. #qt #
  • Hockey asks about Gillard's trustworthiness – surprising coming from him, she says – she repeats lines about govt losing its way. #qt #
  • @TinKitty_Laurie Yep, that's why I'm here. in reply to TinKitty_Laurie #
  • RT @latikambourke: Lots of notes being handed to Kevin Rudd this #qt. #
  • @theburgerman 2 years, 6 months, 21 days http://auspol.info/atFB8e in reply to theburgerman #
  • @theburgerman He's the 16th longest-serving PM, just behind Whitlam and Barton, just ahead of Scullin and Holt. in reply to theburgerman #
  • @latikambourke The House wasn't sitting that day – already broken for Christmas. in reply to latikambourke #
  • Bishop booted: And just think, about 16 years ago the media was feverishly speculating about Bronwyn Bishop becoming Liberal leader. #qt #
  • Hockey asks another one of his oh-so-serious-Andrew-Peacock-style-lightweight questions about Swan's loyalty. #qt #
  • @dfg77 She was everywhere in those days – all whipped up by you-know-who. in reply to dfg77 #
  • @dfg77 And it was the dream team Downer-Costello who actually made it! in reply to dfg77 #
  • @sspencer_63 Ably backed by Greg Hunt… in reply to sspencer_63 #
  • And so to the boat people… #qt #
  • Gillard responds to Morrison with her press conference lines: she "understands" people are anxious about asylum boats, but… #qt #
  • Labor's shadow men stuck knife into Rudd: http://auspol.info/b9UKmY – Simon Santow on the factional strongmen who dispatched Kevin Rudd. #
  • Greg Hunt on pink batts and general dodginess: will she apologise to families affected and ensure all home are inspected? #qt #
  • Gillard: Of course I'm sorry…there were some tragic incidents…when anyone dies at work that is a tragedy and we have processes in train. #
  • Gillard: This program became a mess and we acted. It was part of an urgent stimulus program during an economic crisis… #qt #
  • TANNER RESIGNS. #
  • Lindsay Tanner announces to the House he will not contest Melbourne in the general election. #qt #
  • Tanner says this is driven entirely by personal circumstances: 2 little girls who need him more than the country does. #qt #
  • Tanner says conspiracy theories are wrong – nothing to do with last 24 hours events, no reflection on policy, or chances in Melbourne. #qt #
  • Tanner thanks his wife and his mother, who once worked for a National Party member. #qt #
  • Adam Bandt, the possible next Greens member for Melbourne: http://auspol.info/baWwva #
  • Tanner: There is only one reason any of us is here, that our name has ALP next to it. #qt #
  • Tanner: I will make no further public statements. #qt #
  • Tanner: I feel as if I have walked in the footprints of giants. #qt #
  • The House applauds Lindsay Tanner as he resumes his seat. Speaker Jenkins thanks him for making the announcement in the House. #qt #
  • Jenkins: On a day when I thought I'd seen everything, I want to thank him for his comradeship. #qt #
  • Abbott: This life (politics) is very difficult on families. I pay tribute to the Member for Melbourne for his decision. #qt #
  • Abbott and Tanner first encountered one another in student politics in the 1970s. As with Gillard, there is decades of history here. #qt #
  • Gillard: I met Tanner when I was 19 in Aust Union of Students. His early memories of me were probably not favourable… #qt #
  • Warren Truss says Tanner was someone in the ALP with genuine country roots… #qt #
  • Tony Windsor says Tanner is a visionary in terms of his relationship with the National Party! #qt #
  • Chris Bowen, Tony Burke for Finance Minister? Shorten? #
  • Or is Tanner remaining in the ministry until the election? What did he say? #
  • Now Abbott has an MPI on competent government… I don't think I can cope much longer today! #qt #
  • Abbott and Gillard will debate this MPI. He says she has cancelled their Friday joint appearance on Channel 9. #qt #
  • The government has lost its way, says Abbott, but Gillard has found her way to the Lodge. #qt #
  • Abbott: Let me remind the House, WorkChoices IS dead. #qt #
  • Prime Minister Gillard rises to speak on the Matter of Public Importance debate. #qt #
  • Gillard says the MPI is about "cost of living pressures" but Abbott didn't mention these in his speech. #qt #
  • This is impressive. Remember, this woman started the day in Caucus, gave a press conference, got sworn in, took #qt and now debates an MPI. #
  • Gillard: He says he's a conviction politician. Let's stump up, let's debate WorkChoice and WorkFair around the country. #qt #
  • "With all this affectation to conviction" – Gillard on Abbott #qt #
  • There's an Abbott and two Bishops sitting on the Opposition front bench. #qt #
  • Mass exodus as Gillard finishes and Julie Bishop rises to speak. #qt #
  • Julie Bishop deplores the brutal assassination of a leader which is pretty cheeky coming from the Cockroach. #qt #
  • @shannynlee That's what the Libs called her – she can survive anything – on her third leader. in reply to shannynlee #
  • RT @sspencer_63: TEN exclusive -Tim Mathieson says "Absolute shock, absolute shock, I was sitting there watching TV last night &went uh-oh!" #
  • Tried to snaffle the Herald-Sun Gillard special edition poster outside my newsagent but it was already promised to someone else. Cheek. #
  • Kevin Rudd's Downfall: http://auspol.info/cyDnYc – well, you know you want to check, just in case it's funny. #
  • The first red-head: brilliant start from KO'B… #730Report #
  • @smurray38 My GetUp email was addressed "Dear Vicky"… in reply to smurray38 #
  • Those extracts from Rudd's speech on #730Report don't do justice to the agony of watching it live and in full. #
  • Abbott: "At least we knocked on Malcolm's door in the mid-afternoon before we executed him." #730Report #
  • Gillard on working with Rudd: "I think we did forge a genuine friendship." And she, as Sir Humphrey would say, is the principal forger. #
  • O'Brien pressing Gillard on what she said or did with Rudd to address problem areas. She maintains the "private conversations" defence. #
  • Did you have an honest and candid conversation with him? Gillard: "I have had an honest & candid relationship with Kevin Rudd." #730Report #
  • Gillard: Obviously I had to keep my own counsel…could not canvas these things widely… #730Report #
  • @tyrrellnick Order in the House might show it all on Sunday night. in reply to tyrrellnick #
  • O'Brien: Were you shown the disastrous polling from NSW before you moved on Rudd? Gillard: I'm a professional politician… #
  • Gillard: I don't need someone to show me polling… #730Report #
  • Gillard: I am going to leave this conversation with the belief that I made a decision based on a bunch of polling. #730Report #
  • …Make that "I am NOT going to leave this…" on previous tweet! Thanks @crazyjane13 #
  • Gillard: Have I made any deals for this position? I have not. #730Report #
  • KO'B asks about possible promotion for Bill Shorten. Gillard says she will take soundings, including with Rudd. #730Report #
  • Is a Cabinet job Rudd's for the asking? Gillard: "Nice try but my conversations with Kevin Rudd will be with Kevin Rudd." #730Report #
  • @tyrrellnick And of course Sky…! RT @theburgerman: You can watch all today's political speeches on Multiview: http://yfrog.com/jwusoj in reply to tyrrellnick #
  • Gillard rules out 2011 election – says it will definitely be in 2010. "Your Christmas leave is safe, Kerry." Brilliant line. #730Report #
  • KO'B asks about the "Gang of Four" (label coined by Libs) consulting with Cabinet. She says she will be consultative. #730Report #
  • Gillard on "lurching right": I can rule out lurching anywhere. Repeats lines about understanding concerns about asylum boats. #730Report #
  • KO'B: Are you going to change policy or just explain? Gillard: I will explain but not plunge into the language of fear and anxiety. #
  • RT @downesy: The lady's not for lurching. #730Report #
  • RT @weemala: Gillard doing a Howard style dog whistle 'understands anxiety' about asylum seekers. #730Report #
  • KO'B interprets Gillard to be saying no change on the ETS before the election. Gillard does not demur. That could yet be fatal. #730Report #
  • Gillard: "A good day for redheads." O'Brien laughs heartily. Hopefully, that's the end of the hair nonsense. #730Report @Drag0nista #
  • Time for some Chinese communist-style self-criticism: how much of this Tuesday article is total rubbish tonight? http://auspol.info/bOcIeD #
  • 24-hour media cycle does no favours for our democracy: http://auspol.info/c9pj58 – Mark Bahnisch on media firestorms and Rudd's demise. #
  • This discussion on Sky with Richardson, Wallace, Van Onselen and Kernot is quite interesting. #
  • @Drag0nista In retrospect I was also ignoring some Labor anxieties which had been forcefully expressed to me in recent months. in reply to Drag0nista #
  • @Drag0nista I also downplayed my own reservations and annoyances. in reply to Drag0nista #
  • @RicRaftis That's why you need the IQ box. in reply to RicRaftis #
  • @Drag0nista Because they went beyond irritations. I was and remain appalled by some of them. in reply to Drag0nista #
  • A good day's work at Sky News – sterling coverage of the #spill …RT @theburgerman: Right, that's it. I'm going home. #
  • Australia gets its 1st female PM as Rudd ousted: http://auspol.info/b4i8pF – Washington Post coverage (via @mfullilove) #
  • Julia reignites Labor's chances: http://bit.ly/douTYr – frontpage of tomorrow's Illawarra Mercury. (via @MERCURYEDITOR) #
  • RT @samanthamaiden: @mfarnsworth Wasn't a Scullin a ginger ninja ? She is in fact the SECOND carrot top PM. #
  • I know you've had a long day, @samanthamaiden, and you're winding down but I'm going to save this tweet and remind you of it regularly… #
  • Kev? Who? … RT @G_Parker: Gillard is running circles around Kev in #730reportland. #
  • Bruce Hawker says first whispers of the leadership challenge to Rudd came just after yesterday's #qt #Lateline #
  • Hawker says Rudd was steely throughout the crisis and remained calm. #Lateline #
  • Michael Kroger says the 7 ringleaders of the Rudd coup did a sterling job, compared to the 6-month bloodbath in 1991! #Lateline #
  • Kroger: What took them so long? This was an amateur politician executed with minimal blood on the floor. #Lateline #
  • Hawker disputes assessment of Rudd as an amateur – 2007 election win & handling of the GFC will be his legacy. #Lateline #
  • Kroger says it's too early to tell if Gillard will be a game changer. Says Garrett must feel there's no justice – he gets demoted, she's PM. #
  • There are two famous former student politicians at the head of the main political parties, says Kroger. #Lateline #
  • Kroger: The people at the top of politics who've failed tend to be the ones who came to it late – politics is a career like any other. #
  • When you're gone, your website goes with you: http://www.pm.gov.au/ #
  • RT @smurray38: Jonathan Biggins has his iKevin cancelled; Patrick Weller has to revise his Rudd bio; & the rest? http://bit.ly/9ABkx3 #spill #
  • "Australia's change to believe in: Julia Gillard" http://lat.ms/akERCa – LA Times (via @downesy) #

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