My Latest Twitter Updates

  • RT @Greens: Greens national campaign launch about to start – broadcast live from 12.30 on ABC24 and Sky News. #ausvotes #
  • Sen Bob Brown welcomed on stage by Sen Christine Milne at Australian Greens launch in Canberra. #ausvotes #
  • Brown: I honour all Australians taking part in this great democratic exercise on August 21. #ausvotes #
  • Brown: I offer a Greens party which has shown a stability, leadership and vision neither of the big parties has shown. #ausvotes #
  • Brown: We faced a recession and the Rudd govt came up with a stimulus package judged one of the best in the world… #ausvotes #
  • Brown: We went to the govt and got a job dividend, saving hundreds of thousands of jobs and small businesses. #ausvotes #
  • Bob Brown has attacked Abbott several times in the opening minutes of his speech to the Greens campaign launch. #ausvotes #
  • Brown's speech is a grab-bag of policies: ATM fees, nuclear waste dumps, marriage equality, junk food TV ads, republic, Tibet. #ausvotes #
  • Brown's shopping list of policies continue: a debate on Afghanistan deployment, saving ancient forests, elderly Australians. #ausvotes #
  • Brown's speech is dreadful. A word here, a position there, seemingly unscripted, no overview or philosophical framework. #ausvotes #
  • RT @BernardKeane: I think Bob Brown wants to put cameras on the backs of elderly people so they can reverse in safety #
  • Someone said to me yesterday that he was angry with the ALP for making him want to vote for the Greens even though he doesn't like them… #
  • Brown says the Greens are the high-speed rail visionaries of Australia. #ausvotes #
  • Brown: both big parties want to fund more rail and ports to allow big mining companies to carry coal for export. Let them fund it themselves #
  • Brown: They're the coal parties, we're the people party. #ausvotes #
  • Brown: If Abbott wins the House they may win that extra seat need to dominate the Senate. Coalition offers deadlock or dominance. #ausvotes #
  • Brown: Regreening the economy offers a simple choice. Tax the polluters or tax the people. #ausvotes #
  • Brown tells story of cinema visit last night where the film stuck mid-way and patrons were sent away with free ticket for Monday. #ausvotes #
  • Brown says the old parties are stuck like that film, frozen, out of focus. #ausvotes #
  • @LarvatusProdeo You do surprise me. Populist grab-bag of slogans & bite-sized policy. in reply to LarvatusProdeo #
  • @julie_posetti Perhaps but they're not exactly renowned for their capacity to negotiate. in reply to julie_posetti #
  • @LarvatusProdeo I agree it was a somewhat engaging "political" speech – but cohesive social democracy? Give me Whitlam anyday. #ausvotes in reply to LarvatusProdeo #
  • Bob Brown's greatest success: to convince people he's not a political operator. #ausvotes #
  • In Victoria, the Liberals' Senate ticket preferences Fielding ahead of everyone else. Greens appear ahead of ALP. #ausvotes #
  • In Victoria, the ALP Senate ticket preferences the Greens ahead of everyone else. The 2004 debacle redeemed. #ausvotes #
  • The Senate Group Voting Tickets lodged with the Aust Electoral Commission are available here: http://auspol.info/cBuKbW #
  • RT @annabelcrabb: Full transcript of the Downer remarks re: Rudd: http://auspol.info/aJ3BjF #
  • Elect to dream or just scream: http://auspol.info/cipfVl – Wendy Harmer contemplates leadership hell. #
  • RT @AntonyGreenABC: Preference deals make it very hard for the Greens to win last Senate seat in NSW. #ausvotes #
  • @andrew_hedge Burke disappeared in 2004 (now Gorton) but they're bringing it back. Redistribution details here: http://auspol.info/c9N49A in reply to andrew_hedge #
  • Reality TV begins colonising American politics: http://auspol.info/cFHmSw #
  • I Tweet, Therefore I Am: http://auspol.info/deoOzB – Peggy Orenstein ponders self-promotion over self-awareness. #
  • The Weekly curse: http://auspol.info/9HwYRJ – @GrahamY suggests Gillard has done a Kernot and is authoring her own mistakes. #
  • @GrogsGamut You have no sense at all of the dreadful mess they're in? in reply to GrogsGamut #
  • @GrogsGamut I'm not saying the cover is to blame, Graham is! But I don' in reply to GrogsGamut #
  • @GrogsGamut …oops… But I don't think he's necessarily wrong about the impression the WW appearance makes. in reply to GrogsGamut #
  • Newspoll: ALP and Coalition 50-50. http://auspol.info/cFcMrY #
  • Newspoll: Preferred Prime Minister – Gillard 50, Abbott 35 – unchanaged from previous week. http://auspol.info/cFcMrY #
  • Abbott Hospital Cuts http://www.abbottshospitalcuts.com – the game anyone can play. #
  • RT @PhillipMHudson: Herald Sun Exclusive: Gillard to unleash the "real Julia" & discard stage managed campaign. http://auspol.info/dxd6Q3 #
  • Gillard to unveil "principal power", giving school heads greater say over budget and the power to hire teachers. http://auspol.info/dxd6Q3 #
  • Gillard: "I'm going to discard all of that campaign advice and professional or common wisdom and just go for it." http://auspol.info/dxd6Q3 #
  • So, in "going for it", Gillard is going to conduct a federal takeover of state schools and turn them into private schools? #
  • Listen to Gillard's comments to the Herald-Sun here: http://auspol.info/cXoSIY – MP3 download 2mb. #
  • @lapuntadelfin They both work for me – the MP3 link might depend on your settings – loads into Media Player for me. in reply to lapuntadelfin #
  • @mrsnickhodge …Yes… in reply to mrsnickhodge #
  • RT @tsvnq: Oh Dear! So Gillard is going to give it a "red(head) hot go", just like ex-NSW Premier Nathan Rees. #ausvotes #

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