My Latest Twitter Updates

  • RT @abcnews: Conductor Charles Mackerras dies http://bit.ly/9kNx33 #
  • Gillard: Now is not the time to take risks with the Australian economy… with a Liberal Party that got it wrong on the global crisis. #npc #
  • Gillard: We do not want an economic patchwork with some regions booming whilst in others people live lives of aimlessness. #npc #
  • @Krasnostein Showcase on Foxtel. in reply to Krasnostein #
  • Gillard: I will make education central to my economic agenda… nothing more enduring than an investment in a child's education. #npc #
  • @GreenJ It's the staff's fault – they never do yard duty properly… in reply to GreenJ #
  • Gillard talks of "ongoing discipline" to keep the budget in surplus. Life wasn't meant to be easy. #npc #
  • RT @theburgerman: The name of Julia Gillard's address to the #NPC? "Moving Forward to a Stronger and Fairer Economy". #
  • Gillard: We need a different mix of policies than those which applied in the 1980s and 1990s. #
  • Gillard: There is no inherent superiority in a private or a public sector provider of services. #npc #
  • Gillard: Open markets must serve the public interest through competition and transparency… we need strong institutions and bold vision. #
  • Gillard talks of national curriculum, MySchool website, performance pay for teachers, massive infrastructure investment in education. #npc #
  • Gillard: My priorities are different from the previous govt in which Mr Abbott served – they subsidised private operators regardless of perf #
  • Gillard: We need to build a dynamic, diverse economy with a new generation of entrepreneurs and innovators…good quality services… #npc #
  • Gillard: …An economy that moves forward with confidence… I am committed to moving Australia forward… #npc #
  • Gillard's speech concludes with not one announcement of any new policies or changes to existing policies. #npc #
  • Laurie Oakes says he's going to look back… asks about what happened in Rudd's office that night last month… #npc #
  • Oakes claims Rudd offered a deal for a handover which she reneged on when informed by her backers that Rudd lacked the numbers… #npc #
  • Gillard: I'm going to disappoint you by not looking back… I'm not going to rule anything in or out… #npc #
  • Laura Tingle fluffs her names and says Oakes has thrown her… then asks a "nerdy" economics question. #npc #
  • If Rudd offered a deal to handover to Gillard, that surely shows the parlous state of his position at the time. She seized the moment. #npc #
  • Gillard asked about releasing the Orgill report if received before the election. "Yes." #npc #
  • Grattan asks Gillard "about your predecessor" – is he definitely standing in Griffith?Wouldn't it be civilised to make him Foreign Minister? #
  • Gillard: If the govt is elected, I would welcome Rudd taking a senior frontbench role in my government. #npc #
  • Farr asks about Gillard's ideology – you've been a member of what some Austs would see as the far left. Are you mainstream now? #
  • Sounds like Mr. Farr and Telegraph are working up a red menace line of attack… #npc #
  • Rural Press reporter asks what's in it for the country… #npc #
  • Gillard asked about the Republic issue and Hawke/Keating… she refers to "Bob Keating" … #npc #
  • Gillard: Republic debate went wrong because it too much about what people like me wanted, not a community consensus… we're not there yet. #
  • Hawke, Keating, Beazley, Crean, Latham, Rudd, Gillard: which of these Labor leaders actively promoted a Republic? #npc #
  • RT @thoughtsfactory: no questions from the Gallery to JG about climate change.. says a lot about how the Canberra beltway sees things. #npc #
  • @crazyjane13 Nope… but the answer is Keating… in reply to crazyjane13 #
  • The West Australian's Shane Wright asks Gillard about governing for all Austs but only governing for those east of the dingo fence. #npc #
  • RT @samanthamaiden: Big day at #NPC folks. Can't believe @LaurieOakes drops the bomb and no journo asks follow up. #bizarre #offwithpixies #
  • The Dow Jones reporter asks Gillard about Asia and whether she's spoken to the Chinese Premier. First foreign policy question. #npc #
  • @RicRaftis Oakes asked a question about a deal Rudd offered to Gillard re handing over leadership. Says she reneged. She wouldn't comment. in reply to RicRaftis #
  • SBS reporter asks Gillard about indigenous issues. You won't hear anything about this tonight either… #npc #
  • "The dignity of work" is getting a good run today. #npc #
  • RT @perthtones: Full transcript of Prime Minister Julia Gillard's address to the National Press Club: http://auspol.info/aqAK2A #npc #
  • Gillard's appearance at the #npc has concluded… a nondescript speech, nothing new. There will only be one story out of this. #
  • Gillard fends of questions on "Kirribilli" deal with Rudd: http://auspol.info/bq6T3M (via @samanthamaiden) #
  • So Rudd was readying for an October election and offered to stand aside if later polls showed he was the "impediment" to victory… #
  • …that sounds like a Howard play to me. The idea that a leadership change could have taken place after June 24 is absurd… #
  • Now Farr is on Sky talking darkly of Gillard "horse-trading" the prime ministership. "Can this woman be trusted?" #
  • Here's an example of real horse-trading with the prime ministership: http://auspol.info/d9lzdM #
  • Full audio of Gillard's response to Laurie Oakes at the National Press Club: http://twaud.io/jJP #npc #
  • This is the stuff that should really worry us about Gillard (and the Libs): http://auspol.info/9PJjwI #
  • @mumbletwits Yes, he did say that. Says she thought it was a "sensible, responsible" offer. in reply to mumbletwits #
  • @mumbletwits Oakes also said Rudd left the room believing he had a deal. in reply to mumbletwits #
  • @mumbletwits In either case, to suggest she "betrayed" him a few minutes later is just silly. Rudd was finished at 7pm when the ABC broke it in reply to mumbletwits #
  • @theburgerman Who? in reply to theburgerman #
  • @GrogsGamut @mumbletwits Anyway, I thought it was the faceless men who killed Rudd… #
  • RT @MThistlethwaite: Check out Australian Labor's new social network space, an Oz political first. http://www.alp.org.au #
  • @samanthamaiden Come on! That's just Liberal Party wishful thinking getting a free run in your paper. in reply to samanthamaiden #
  • @samanthamaiden And I suspect Oakes's question today was the final nail in the coffin of Rudd's ministerial career. in reply to samanthamaiden #
  • RT @GrahamY: So Kevin Rudd asked for a reprieve and the judge and executioner demurred? Not really a Kirribilli pact. http://bit.ly/9VZjZM #
  • @smurray38 One last spin of that globe… in reply to smurray38 #
  • News value judgments or TV station rivalry/jealousy? This is the question @laurieoakes asked Gillard at the #npc today: http://twaud.io/jJP #
  • Channel 10 reported the Press Club address but made no mention of the question or Gillard's response. #
  • Channel 7 made a passing reference to the question without mentioning or showing Oakes and show a snippet of Gillard's response. #
  • Channel 9 led with the story. Oakes presented and narrated an extensive coverage. #
  • ABC1 covered the question as part of its package on the Press Club address. The report mentioned Oakes by name and showed him on screen. #
  • The #730Report showed the question in full, most of Gillard's response, and a comment from Abbott. #
  • It looks like I can still retweet Barry O'Farrell's "deeply off the record" tweet this morning… may as well… #
  • @millionsofmyles I missed SBS… did you see it? in reply to millionsofmyles #
  • @Chrisquirk It is highly amusing! in reply to Chrisquirk #
  • @empatt It was the question, not the answer. It's the first detailed account/report/leak of what happened that night in Rudd's office. in reply to empatt #
  • So why am I followed by @Intelanz the day after my new computer's Intel Matrix Storage Manager scared the life out of me? Are they watching? #
  • @samanthamaiden I'm glad you made me check it again… I missed the most passing of references. Here's the audio: http://twaud.io/jMy in reply to samanthamaiden #
  • @samanthamaiden There was a lingering shot of you with notebook and pen in hand but nothing of Oakes! in reply to samanthamaiden #
  • Correction to my earlier tweet on Channel 10 coverage of the Oakes question. There was brief mention made. Audio here: http://twaud.io/jMy #
  • Belinda Neal says she has "made no decision" on running as an independent in Robertson. On @SkyNewsAust The Nation now. #
  • @Intelanz The computer froze whilst in sleep mode & then did a full ckdisk. Then the Matrix Storage Manager spent hours initialising. Ideas? in reply to Intelanz #
  • @lyndons Or someone close to him.. or someone who spoke to someone who was told something by someone… could be from anywhere. in reply to lyndons #

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