My Latest Twitter Updates

  • Vox pops: my hairdresser thinks most people are in favour of giving Gillard a fair go. Interestingly, doesn't detect any hostility to Rudd. #
  • He does ask me why she doesn't live in a better house in a better suburb: as scissors hover around my head, I accuse the media of snobbery. #
  • Hairdresser also tells me the only member of the Gang of 4 he recognised was Bill Shorten… #
  • At least my vox pop was a genuine sample of one… RT @landeryou: VOX POLITICO: ABC vox pop comprises political staff http://bit.ly/a8CSyW #
  • The Aust Electoral Commission has published a single-page PDF of all Federal electorates: http://auspol.info/aekAdt – good overview. #
  • Yesterday, Albrechtsen attacked the ABC's #spill coverage http://auspol.info/9Y8m6w – today @jonaholmesmw responds http://auspol.info/bd1ztB #
  • New computer set up and operating. First program I install is TweetDeck… it's so sad… #
  • RT @mishaschubert: Breaking news on the imminent mining tax deal from The Age's Mal Maiden … http://tinyurl.com/2eqaakq #
  • New trigger point for RSPT to be 10-year Commonwealth bond yield plus 7%, says Maiden: http://bit.ly/aEz82X #
  • RT @theburgerman: Patel – 7 years jail. #
  • That was an effective and worrying portrayal of Gillard by John Clarke. #730Report #
  • That was a quick YouTube upload… RT @rulytruly: http://youtu.be/iqHxkD5_obs – John Clarke & Bryan Dawe interview Julia Gillard. #
  • Gillard: This moves things forward… we've been stuck on this question for too long… #rspt #
  • Gillard: There will be no resources super profit tax… there will be a resources rent tax of 30%… #rspt #
  • Gillard: This will end uncertainty and division… allow us to move forward together as a nation… enable business to grown… #rspt #
  • Gillard: Heads of agreement signed last night with major mining companies… #rspt #
  • Swan: The intervention of the Prime Minister has made all the difference… she gets things done… #rspt #
  • Swan: This will involve less revenue – about 1.5 billion less… company tax will be reduced to 29%… #rspt #
  • Swan: The big reforms of reducing superannuation and boosting business will remain… #rspt #
  • Martin Ferguson: Tax reform is about generational change… puts in place a profits-based system..a balance of return for the people…#rspt #
  • Ferguson: In 1996 we were on verge of achieving 15% superannuation…now we move from 9 to 12%… #rspt #
  • Gillard asked about the 40% rate being reduced to 30% – isn't this just a case of who can complain the loudest gets their way? #rspt #
  • Gillard: We've had a hard, frank, respectful negotiation with the mining industry… "longer than the G20," says Swan #rspt #
  • Gillard: You can take things forward if you get people talking… #rspt #
  • Gillard asked whether govt has a weak stomach for reform…are you now ready to call an election? #rspt #
  • Gillard: This nation has talked about education reform for years – I delivered. Same with IR. #rspt #
  • Swan: This is a robust tax which brings in a little less revenue but we are still proceeding with the great bulk of the measures. #rspt #
  • The new tax is limited to 320 companies and applies only to iron ore and coal projects at a rate of 30%, not 40%. #rspt #mrrt #
  • Gillard asked whether anyone advised Rudd that picking a fight with miners was a bad idea. #rspt #mrrt #
  • Gillard refuses to discuss private discussions… #rspt #mrrt #
  • Ferguson: A Policy Transition Group led by Don Argus and me will oversee the implementation of the tax… #rspt #mrrt #
  • Gillard: "I prefer a methodical approach to government as well as press conferences" – she directs order of questions… #rspt #mrrt #
  • Gillard asked what's next? She says, "I will have things to say in coming days…on asylum seekers…" #rspt #mrrt #
  • Gillard asked how this proposal will pass the Senate… She says, "perhaps that's something you need to ask Tony Abbott." #rspt #mrrt #
  • Swan: There's a big issue of business certainty here now for the Opposition. #rspt #mrrt #

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