My Latest Twitter Updates

  • Talking with Mike Symon, ALP member for Deakin. http://twitpic.com/29viik #
  • With Martin Leahy, Sex Party candidate for La Trobe http://twitpic.com/29w1da #
  • The ballot draw taking place in La Trobe. http://twitpic.com/29w4f1 #
  • In La Trobe, the Sex Party candidate, Leahy, is on top and the Liberal Wood is underneath him… #
  • I couldn't resist that… am really just a child… #
  • All credit to the Aust Electoral Commission for a superb kit of important information distributed to candidates today. #
  • On the ground tonight: local campaigns are finalising rosters for how-to-vote distribution at pre-poll centres starting Monday. #
  • Pre-polls have been increasing in number at every recent election. Thousands of votes being cast in every electorate from Monday. #
  • Getting how-to-vote cards into the hands of postal voters is also a major logistical exercise for local campaigns. #
  • It's a good weekend for printers around the nation as how-to-vote cards are printed. The AEC is printing ballot papers now. #
  • Mobile polling will also take place in hospitals & nursing homes, mainly in final week. More rosters for campaigns to fill with helpers. #
  • Then there's overseas polling at every Australian mission. Australia House in The Strand, London, is one of the largest polling booths. #
  • A "national conversation" – does Kernot have any idea how silly she sounds? #
  • The purple people-eater! Confusing electoral enrolment form, according to report on PM. #
  • Of course you were obstructionist, Coonan. Your party has opposed most measures designed to extend the franchise & simplify voting. #
  • We must start compiling a list of all the programs which now have a Lib/Lab duo commenting on the election. I've heard 4 today already. #
  • @AgnessMack Blame the coalition and Fielding for that one. They blocked it in the Senate. in reply to AgnessMack #
  • @barcafc Radio everywhere. Howes and Kroger seem to on it full-time. in reply to barcafc #
  • Oh dear… more evidence of a lack of understanding amongst candidates about how to use Twitter: http://auspol.info/9EGNwN #
  • @decobroad It's easy to say that but most people have no idea what to do with Twitter. We need to explain it. in reply to decobroad #
  • @xposya Yes. in reply to xposya #
  • Proposed redistribution for Victoria abolishes Murray electorate, moves McEwen north, makes Casey more rural, creates new seat of Burke. #
  • The Redistribution Commission proposes Burke for north-west of Melbourne. http://auspol.info/c9N49A #
  • Make that Redistribution Committee… #
  • The new seat of Burke includes Kyneton, Woodend, Romsey, Gisborne and Sunbury. http://auspol.info/aymCtE #
  • @decobroad It's difficulty and matching it to your own needs. It took me 6 months before I really worked out what to do with it. in reply to decobroad #
  • @decobroad And it's resources. MPs/candidates have more important things to do. Most are wary of instantaneous responses which can rebound #
  • @decobroad No idea, it's growing but still small. Facebook vastly more popular. in reply to decobroad #
  • The Vic redistribution will shift me from Goldstein to Hotham – from a safe Liberal to safe Labor seat. From Andrew to Simon. #
  • These boundaries are quite significant. Not sure but I think it makes Bruce less safe for ALP. #
  • We need the numbers crunched but the Vic redistribution means a few winners on Aug 21 will be in big trouble next time round. #
  • 849 candidates have nominated for the 150 House of Representatives seats: http://auspol.info/bItjKy – this is 205 fewer than in 2007. #
  • That means 699 candidates will lose in the House on Aug 21. At least 500 of these will lose their deposits… #ausvotes #
  • There are 349 candidates in the Senate elections, 18 fewer than in 2007. There are 84 candidates in NSW up 5 from 2007. #
  • @richardtuffin Only 5 more than last time! Just a small increase in the table cloth. in reply to richardtuffin #
  • There are only 20 candidates for the 5 seats in Tasmania. #ausvotes #
  • Queensland has the largest drop in the number of candidates: 158 for 30 seats, compared to 216 in 2007. #ausvotes #
  • @BronwynHinz And all from the same family….? in reply to BronwynHinz #
  • The AEC will be posting the complete list of candidate names later this evening. #ausvotes #
  • The Proposed Redistribution of Victoria report is here: http://auspol.info/9zOryd #
  • RT @richardlfarmer: politicalowl: Five winning days in a row for the Coalition http://auspol.info/biSv36 #
  • Friend returning from Europe lands in Singapore, reads online papers and says Gillard is doomed. #ExpertOpinion #
  • "Politics isn't working," says Kernot, after leaving the ALP, after leaving the Democrats… #ausvotes #
  • The complete list of candidates in the House and Senate elections is available here: http://auspol.info/anNDDM #
  • Of course, had to check Lindsay first: 7 candidates…. #ausvotes #
  • Gillard has 8 opponents in Lalor – as usual, the PM attracts a large field jostling for their brief moment in the sun. #ausvotes #
  • @RealJohnRocket I think it's Greek intuition… in reply to RealJohnRocket #
  • There are 11 candidates in Bennelong and 7 candidates in Melbourne, Deakin and Griffith. #ausvotes #
  • 10 candidates in Robertson (Belinda Neal) – anyone found others over 10? #ausvotes #
  • Christopher Pyne has a Family First fingerprint investigator running against him. http://auspol.info/djD9QE #ausvotes #
  • Braddon (Tas) and Canberra (ACT) have only 3 candidates each. Lowest in election? #ausvotes #
  • Braddon, Canberra and Barton each have only 3 candidates. @j_marce #
  • The Fred Nile candidate in Eden-Monaro describes herself as a "domestic engineer"… #ausvotes #
  • @Gibbot5000 No, Fred Nile always meant raving nutter… in reply to Gibbot5000 #
  • @j_marce More regional seats, travelling times, etc?? Lots of Seventh Day Adventists? in reply to j_marce #
  • @Rubbachook Quite a list we're getting with 3… in reply to Rubbachook #
  • @JudeEkerick His is already the most talked about seat of the election… if that counts for anything. in reply to JudeEkerick #
  • Next Monday's 4 Corners looks like it might fuel the boats issue: http://auspol.info/cdkTqG #
  • @j_marce Then we may have stumbled across the answer to your question! in reply to j_marce #
  • RT @LarvatusProdeo: On LP: Neilsen – Coalition leads Labor on 2PP 52-48, on primaries by 45-38 http://bit.ly/a43qrt #ausvotes #
  • The official ALP campaign launch is apparently set down for Monday 16 August, five days before election day. Are these people mad? #
  • @djackmanson No, that's not it. It's this cynicism about the public's capacity to concentrate and remember. It's insulting. #
  • This is the third time today I've seen Howes and Kroger together dissecting the campaign. #Lateline #
  • Kroger: "Wake up son, everyone in the country is talking about this… we've never seen anything like this in our lifetimes." #Lateline #
  • Kroger and Howes have been rehearsing these lines all day from Ch 9's Today, through multiple radio appearances and now #Lateline. #
  • Growing pessimism and the ghost of Rudd hovering over everything: http://auspol.info/duFrSR – Laurie Oakes puts the case Gillard cannot. #
  • @Drag0nista I've been thinking about that… and I don't know! in reply to Drag0nista #
  • @Drag0nista Maybe it's similar to voters turning out early on election day when they're going to turn the govt out… in reply to Drag0nista #
  • @Drag0nista … this time only the main groups nominate because minds are made up? in reply to Drag0nista #
  • Sky News says The Australian is reporting another leak – that Gillard sent a bodyguard to a security meeting. #
  • Let us entertain you: http://auspol.info/c27nRO – Shaun Carney says the Labor base is fracturing & the party is victim of its own mythology #
  • Abbott seizes the lead: http://auspol.info/coGYKI – SMH report on the Nielsen poll confirms ALP primary vote on 36%. #
  • Coorey in SMH says Nielsen poll shows 60% still support emissions trading scheme, while only 41% support a citizens' assembly. #
  • The Julia Gillard experiment is failing, says Peter Hartcher: http://auspol.info/agDxvH #
  • RT @GhostWhoVotes: SMH has just released the full #Nielsen result, 2PP for women has dropped from 58-42 to 49-51 http://bit.ly/aBdhDW #
  • @tpstudent Hehe… one draw to allocate numbers to candidates, another to determine order. They couldn't do that in Florida. in reply to tpstudent #
  • RT @AntonyGreenABC: Full summary of candidates and parties contesting House and Senate elections at http://auspol.info/9RcbN5 #ausvotes #

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