My Latest Twitter Updates

  • RT @richardlfarmer: …a cartoon to put television political reporting in context – http://goo.gl/b/Alb8 #
  • When was the last time we saw Anthony Albanese on television? #ausvotes #
  • @aussenatesnoop Doing what? in reply to aussenatesnoop #
  • And has Lindsay Tanner given any interviews during the campaign? #
  • @sspencer_63 I sense a withdrawal of labour. in reply to sspencer_63 #
  • RT @mumbletwits: There's little point blaming meeja for today's Nielsen (& ones to come); blame delusional ALP re-election strategy. #
  • Tony Abbott is speaking at a press conference in Darwin… #ausvotes #
  • Abbott announces policy of free basic medical and dental health to families of Defence personnel – cost $77 million. #ausvotes #
  • Abbott: Polls go up and down… this is a govt that has terribly disappointed people… good at politics, bad at government. #ausvotes #
  • On Afghanistan, Abbott says circumstances haven't changed and he still supports the troop commitment. #ausvotes #
  • Abbott opens Defence pork barrelling, supports Afghanistan policy, demands Gillard release NSC attendance records. Prime Ministerial look? #
  • Abbott: What we've got is a govt people invested a lot of hope in… people are rightly anxious about renewing their contract with it. #
  • Abbott nearly caught out by question on revised Kevin O'Lemon ad – had just said Rudd deserved to be treated with respect. #ausvotes #
  • Abbott: The point is the government has gone from bad to worse since the changeover. #ausvotes #
  • Victorian Bushfires Royal Commission final report is here: http://auspol.info/arDATv #
  • Julia Gillard is speaking in Perth… "I'm here to say I'm for jobs, I'm here for apprentices… we created jobs during the GFC" #ausvotes #
  • Gillard: 1.2 million kids would miss out on trades training if Abbott is elected. #ausvotes #
  • Gillard asked about polls: "We're in a fight… I'll be fighting for jobs not WorkChoices… I'll be fighting for more doctors & nurses. #
  • Gillard: Imagine waking up on Aug22 with Abbott as PM with all the risk that entails for jobs and investment in health & education. #
  • Gillard: I have the better economic plan. #ausvotes #
  • Gillard defends her actions over the National Security Commitee… attacks Lib chattering classes… #ausvotes #
  • Gillard: I reject as completely wrong & offensive any suggestion I did not pay due regard to my role in national security matters. #ausvotes #
  • Gillard asked about Rudd – says she has sent him a message of good-will. #ausvotes #
  • Gillard asked how worried she is about the electorate of Hasluck… says her message is clear to all areas: Austs are coming upon a choice. #
  • Gillard: Do you keep the economy strong or do you run the risk with Abbott. If he had his way he would have us in recession right now. #
  • Gillard: Whatever he says now, Abbott is comitted to cuts to health, particularly GP super-clinics. #ausvotes #
  • Gillard rejects suggestion she has only just started talking the economy: "what do you think the broadband network is all about?" #ausvotes #
  • Gillard asked about the leaks sucking the oxygen out of her campaign. "I'm a fighter… get on board and join me in this fight." #ausvotes #
  • Gillard: If you vote for Mr Abbott as Prime Minister, guess what? You get Mr Abbott as Prime Minister. #ausvotes #
  • Gillard asked if she needs to shake-up her campaign… says Aug 21 is the day and the decision will be made on that day… photo-finish. #
  • How Ireland's RTE public broadcaster sees the latest poll: http://auspol.info/atvaZr (via @lukeoneill) #
  • Why Teachers Should Try Twitter: http://auspol.info/bNg1ER – a thoughtful and informative discussion of Twitter in the classroom. #
  • @janiekibble And I'll bet it's not only NSW… in reply to janiekibble #
  • Nielsen poll a wake-up call for protest voters, not Gillard: http://auspol.info/d2kHGm – an alternative view from @Drag0nista. #
  • @rhysam And what rough beast slouches toward Canberra? in reply to rhysam #
  • Labor snatching defeat from gaping jaws of victory: http://auspol.info/b2DTmi – @markgkenny contemplates the effects of a Labor defeat. #
  • @rhysam Did you see this? http://auspol.info/bc1arv in reply to rhysam #
  • An administration determined to alienate its friends: http://auspol.info/bc1arv – Krugman. Change the names & it's Aust says @richardlfarmer #
  • One person's smear campaign is another's fact campaign… http://auspol.info/bz4Hhf #
  • Remember all the talk about whether the US was "ready" for a woman or a black man as president? Our equivalent: http://auspol.info/agHwCk #
  • "Maybe that's why I'm not prime minister any longer," Kevin Rudd tells Bruce Guthrie: http://auspol.info/av4n8v – from smart to smart-arse? #
  • @mrsnickhodge Ah, but negative advertising has a long history of success in elections… in reply to mrsnickhodge #
  • @perthtones I'd be reading it anyway… it's why Twitter suits my work habits. in reply to perthtones #
  • An unshackled Gillard and a slightly strangled Abbott: http://auspol.info/cJW5Bq – Michelle Grattan on scripted campaigns. #
  • @perthtones Incidental and integral – a good phrase I am going to appropriate! in reply to perthtones #
  • EXCLUSIVE? http://auspol.info/bLCh90 – 3 betting agencies are named in this Sun-Herald article. Not so much exclusive as free advertising. #
  • Insider betting? This means even more people will claim to be experts on the "private polling"… #
  • @perthtones I had no intention of attributing it, just stealing it… in reply to perthtones #
  • The Debate, starring John Faulkner as Tony Abbott: http://auspol.info/bNrCl9 – Michelle Grattan on the party "elders", Faulkner & Minchin. #

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