My Latest Twitter Updates

  • Tony Abbott is about to address the Liberal Party Federal Council meeting in Canberra… #
  • Julie Bishop says Abbott has done more for women's health in Australia than just about anyone… #
  • Abbott: John Howard told me I have taken the greatest prize any Opposition Leader can take – the scalp of a prime minister. #
  • Abbott: Howard said I have another task now – to do it all again. #
  • Abbott: One of the faceless union leaders of the ALP broke cover this week to go on Lateline & say "we will decide who governs this party.." #
  • Abbott: We have the strange case of the absent former deputy Prime Minister who wasn't there when…insulation..boat people..mining tax.. #
  • @Captainsuburbia I always knew Abbott was Mark Arbib's secret weapon… in reply to Captainsuburbia #
  • Abbott: For all its history this will always be the Rudd-Gillard government… #
  • Abbott: Gillard can execute a prime minister but she can't execute a government program. #
  • Abbott: As the father of three daughters…it's good that we've now had a female PM but it's judgment that should count, not gender. #
  • Abbott: Will Gillard dump the tax that is threatening to destroy the basis of our prosperity? She's pulled the ads but not the figures… #
  • Abbott: Let's be clear what the faction chiefs want from Gillard… they have turned the ALP leadership into a transit lounge… #
  • Abbott: the people do not want mafiso politics to contaminate Canberra with their patronage machines… #
  • Abbott: The history of the Rudd-Gillard governments will be written in red ink… #
  • Abbott: I can't promise that the next coalition govt will be perfect but it will be different…promises will be prudent and possible… #
  • Abbott: Our first commitment is to restore the budget surplus within three years and start repaying Labor's debt. #
  • Abbott praises Hockey for stopping him from channelling BA Santamaria… #
  • Abbott: Our 2nd commitment is to stop Labor's waste and restore Cabinet government. #
  • Abbott: Our third commitment is to reject Labor's massive mining tax. #
  • Abbott: There may not be a mine in every suburb and town but there is a mining industry in every suburb and town… #
  • Abbott: We will finally end discrimination against small business…we will allow small business to charge govt interest on overdue accounts #
  • Abbott: We will control our borders. We did it before, we can do it again, but only a coalition government can do it. #
  • Abbott: We will link population growth to infrastructure development…no point bringing people into cities already choking on growth. #
  • Abbott: We will take direct action on water and the environment…we will improve water infrastructure and coordinate water buy-backs.. #
  • Abbott: There will not be an emissions trading scheme under a coalition government… #
  • Abbott: We will purchase emission abatements from the market… #
  • Abbott: We will protect private health and provide more resources but not bureaucratic targets… #
  • Abbott: We will provide a paid parental leave scheme…should be a workplace entitlement not a welfare one…we offer 6 months on full pay. #
  • Abbott: Parental leave is funded by a modest levy which I hope will be temporary… #
  • Abbott: In the marrow of my bones I believe in the welfare of our families… #
  • Abbott: We will raises standards in education… we will protect our neighbourhoods… #
  • Abbott: Last but no means least, the next govt will restore work for the dole and mutual obligation, a great achievement of the Howard govt. #
  • Abbott: We will not bring back WorkChoices. It is dead and any suggestion to the contrary is a lie. #
  • Abbott: There were 2 members of the Howard cabinet: Kevin Andrews and I'm too modest to mention the other one. #
  • Abbott: I'm a practical environmentalist. We're losing the fight against feral animals and noxious weeds… #
  • Abbott: Leading the Liberal Party is the greatest honour… as an Aust I want policies that work… #
  • Abbott: The only risk is that the Aust people may give a bad government a second chance. We are here to minimise that risk. #
  • Abbott: We are ready to govern…15 members of our team have been in govt…we are not amateurs… #
  • Abbott: I pay tribute to Brendan Nelson who helped heal the wounds of defeat… #
  • Abbott: I pay tribute to Malcolm Turnbull for opposing Labor's second stimulus package… #
  • Abbott: I pay tribute to Howard and Costello…to the spirit of Menzies…to my parents… #
  • Abbott: And so we go forward full of confidence, full of hope…we are opposed by one of the world's most ruthless political machines… #
  • Abbott: It will be the supreme challenge of my life… I will strive to be the leader we need now…the Aust people deserve better… #
  • Despite suggestions in the papers that Abbott would announce a series of policies this weekend, there was absolutely nothing in this speech. #
  • Sky News shows a 12-point Action Plan document released by Abbott. "Not a not lot of detail," says Kieran Gilbert. #
  • RT @LiberalAus: @TonyAbbottMHR has announced a strong plan for Australia. Read Our Action Contract here: http://auspol.info/cSyOkK #
  • Download "Our Action Contract", the Liberal Party's "strong plan for Australia" here: http://auspol.info/bir9w0 (PDF) #
  • Tony Abbott's "Our Action Contract" consists of 11 pages like this: http://twitpic.com/1zzna8 #
  • I've heard of keeping your powder dry and small target strategies but this document and Abbott's speech are embarrassingly lightweight. #
  • Compare Abbott's "Our Action Contract" with Newt Gingrich's 1994 "Contract With America": http://auspol.info/aFLg4a #
  • RT @GrogsGamut: …and it's the signature that matters – if he didn't sign it we couldn't trust it! #
  • RT @empatt: Hehe RT @chrisberg: the lack of fine print in the action contract demonstrates the coalition's commitment to reduce red tape #
  • @JennyEjlak Perhaps he'll be doing the fire walk next to prove readiness for high office. in reply to JennyEjlak #
  • How well do you know Julia Gillard? http://auspol.info/aBPc0D – High quality stuff from New Ltd. I got 93%! (via @stilgherrian) #
  • @BernardKeane He'll be signing billboard pledges like Mark Latham next. in reply to BernardKeane #
  • @weemala Hehe… I knew she was born in September but I incorrectly guessed the star sign. I feel such a failure. in reply to weemala #
  • RT @markgkenny: Early poll shows Gillard is Libs nightmare scenario: http://auspol.info/bRSr9J #
  • So the Libs admire the professionalism and sheer ruthlessness of the Labor machine? Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. #
  • RT @haydencooper: At today's Lib Council one person looked happier than any other… Alexander Downer. #
  • @danupoyner You impudent pup! in reply to danupoyner #
  • @samanthamaiden Another tweet filed away in my predictions folder! in reply to samanthamaiden #
  • @GrogsGamut How dare you! in reply to GrogsGamut #
  • @tobiasziegler I will plead guilty to certain archival tendencies but the comparison ends there. in reply to tobiasziegler #
  • @tobiasziegler Although his brother, Paul, is one of nature's gentlemen. in reply to tobiasziegler #
  • It is better to deserve honours and not have them than to have them and not to deserve them. – Mark Twain. /via @NeverTheTwains @empatt #
  • @julesh Ssshhh… I'm trying to leave my dirty past behind me… in reply to julesh #
  • @julesh It was a joke! Tone, woman, tone… in reply to julesh #
  • Evict the Victorian Governor and give Government House to the Prime Minister, says Eddie McGuire: http://auspol.info/cOog6I #
  • Gillard and Swan bear more responsibility for the policy decisions that helped destroy Rudd, says Paul Daley: http://auspol.info/9LhlWs #

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