My Latest Twitter Updates

  • Catching up on lots of this week's reading: Annabel Crabb's piece on the campaign media raises many questions: http://auspol.info/b7I6hr #
  • RT @Simon_Cullen: Mark Latham turns up to Julia's press conference #ausvotes http://tweetphoto.com/37306234 #
  • Latham to media: "This is a real nursing home, I'm a real person, there was a real meeting here this morning." #ausvotes #
  • Remember these mad moments… a government is dying before your eyes. #ausvotes #
  • RT @arisharp: Latham outside Gillard event. #ausvotes http://tweetphoto.com/37309330 #
  • @frankscan65 Perhaps the last rites were read around 7pm on June 23? in reply to frankscan65 #
  • @marie__ryan That's true but the ALP has done this all on its own. in reply to marie__ryan #
  • @RealJohnRocket Not yet but there are precious few signs of a revival. in reply to RealJohnRocket #
  • @frankscan65 If only every election could so easily be compared to an earlier one. They're all different in their own way. in reply to frankscan65 #
  • Gillard and Latham… RT @latikambourke: http://tweetphoto.com/37311439 #ausvotes #
  • @NeilMcMahon They don't know how to. They think the same way. in reply to NeilMcMahon #
  • Watergate still has the capacity to stir the committed: http://auspol.info/9MTmlT #
  • Latham prepares for the Gillard press conference http://twitpic.com/2cbg4f #
  • Does anyone seriously believe Latham won't ask a question? #ausvotes #
  • Gillard talks of the government's pension increase… has more to announce now… #ausvotes #
  • Gillard is flanked by Jenny Macklin and Yvett D'Ath, member for Petrie. #ausvotes #
  • Gillard announces changes to work bonus: increased to $6500/year. #ausvotes #
  • Gillard announces $4000 training entitlements for businesses to invest in older workers. #ausvotes #
  • Gillard also announces a Commissioner for Aged Discrimination… #ausvotes #
  • Gillard announces a change to rules for reverse mortgages – total $100 million for 5 initiatives of new investment in older Australians. #
  • An elderly woman is escorted away from the Gillard press conference… #ausvotes #
  • Gillard asked about the reason for secrecy at the meeting with Rudd. She laughs…says she is happy to answer questions. #ausvotes #
  • How does footage of you and Rudd looking at a map help convince people not to let Abbott slide into power, a reporter asks. #ausvotes #
  • Gillard says she and Rudd share the same values… says Rudd does not have the judgement to be prime minister. #ausvotes #
  • Gillard says she and Rudd share the same values… says Abbott does not have the judgement to be prime minister. #ausvotes #
  • Gillard: Rudd will be campaigning in a number of seats… we want to maximise the reach of Labor's message… #ausvotes #
  • Grattan asks Gillard what she and Rudd decided about handling questions on the government losing its way. "We didn't discuss it." #ausvotes #
  • Gillard: "Kevin will be campaigning for the re-election of my government." #ausvotes #
  • Based on a brief videotape, a reporter asks why Gillard and Rudd didn't look at each other during their meeting. #ausvotes #
  • Riley asks Gillard if she said sorry to Rudd. #ausvotes #
  • The Latham question… #
  • Reporters asks why people should vote for ALP when two former leaders are wandering around refusing to support her. #ausvotes #
  • Gillard cites the Malcolms, Fraser and Turnbull, in her response. #ausvotes #
  • "Things aren't ideal for you are they?" a reporter asks. Gillard ponders what aged pensioners are thinking as they watch this. #ausvotes #
  • Grattan asks if Gillard's spoken to Latham. She says she's seen him around here but hasn't spoken to him. #ausvotes #
  • Gillard repeats that Rudd will be a senior minister if the government is re-elected. #ausvotes #
  • Reporter asks when Gillard last spoke to Latham – a couple of years ago, she says. #ausvotes #
  • Reporters asks about toxic Keating-Hawke interaction and her relationship with Rudd. What does this signify? #ausvotes #
  • Gillard talks about the "big picture differences" between the parties. And therein lies part of the problem. #ausvotes #
  • Reporter asks, "on policy", whether she discussed with Rudd how he will campaign on issues such as asylum seekers. #ausvotes #
  • Gillard's press conference has concluded…. #ausvotes #
  • Sky News says Latham stood watching Gillard press conference with his arms folded. When he walked away, some cameras followed. #ausvotes #
  • Why patronise the News24 presenter as a "work experience kid"? #
  • In all this orgy of justified criticism of reporters at Gillard's press conference, one point is lost. This mess is all the ALP's doing. #
  • @AshleyLeahy Hehe… in reply to AshleyLeahy #
  • @julie_posetti The Rudd-Gillard thing is a political issue that the ALP created and mis-managed. They've undercut their own re-election. in reply to julie_posetti #
  • @julie_posetti The media always behaves like this – it may be worse these days but there's nothing new in what we just saw. in reply to julie_posetti #
  • @julie_posetti All these people on Twitter who spend their days ingratiating themselves with their favourite journalists … in reply to julie_posetti #
  • @julie_posetti … and then bag them when it suits. in reply to julie_posetti #
  • Abbott press conference on his meeting with President of Nauru… stopping the boats is back… #ausvotes #
  • @GrogsGamut You're putting words in my mouth… I just think all the criticism (which I described as justified) misses the point. in reply to GrogsGamut #
  • @GrogsGamut The farce we just witnessed is entirely Gillard and the ALP's fault, not the media's – that's all I'm saying. in reply to GrogsGamut #
  • @ben_hr You might! I expect them to be like this. And so should any self-respecting political party waging an election campaign. in reply to ben_hr #
  • @julie_posetti That's true but Latham was a sideshow to the conference – it was about Gillard-Rudd and the ALP have cocked that up big time. in reply to julie_posetti #
  • @jason_a_w I'm not excusing poor conduct – just saying that what happened is also a symptom of the ALP's political weakness at present. in reply to jason_a_w #
  • Next someone is going to tell me that serious journalism from Ch 7/9/10 and commercial radio is possible. Sorry, I won't live that long. #
  • @clovis_dm I'm not absolving them! My contempt is continuous and wide-ranging. But this is about politics, not a media studies tutorial. in reply to clovis_dm #
  • I have to go out… #
  • @JennyEjlak Was a young bloke. Like me…! in reply to JennyEjlak #
  • Campaign Diary: On the hustings at Annerley Junction, Part 2 http://bit.ly/9tB8LJ /via @Annerley_Labor – these people deserve a follow. #
  • @lyndons Is it true that Barry Jones can only recite them to 4 trillion? in reply to lyndons #
  • A friend and I are now calling ourselves "Fran" & "Michelle" because we're checking in each day to discuss the election. He says I'm Fran. #
  • @lapuntadelfin Just breathe deeply and think calming thoughts – eg. Tony's launch in the morning. in reply to lapuntadelfin #
  • Checking through my mentions, I see I've been accused of hero worshipping Tony Abbott. Comprehension skills ain't what they used to be. #
  • @sandraom You should see his glasses…. (slaps wrist) in reply to sandraom #
  • Libs are breeds apart: http://auspol.info/cd43Hy – interesting piece from @melfyfe comparing Abbott and Ted Baillieu. #
  • @HutchHussein We're not that committed… strictly evenings for us. in reply to HutchHussein #
  • RT @NeilMcMahon: Something you won't see often especially in a campaign: media outlet apologising. http://bit.ly/ci7MFb #
  • @quinnmeq This is how Channel 9 did it on 3/2/83 http://twaud.io/7C2 and Channel 10 http://twaud.io/7C4 – see what you think. in reply to quinnmeq #
  • Ever wondered how commercial television covered the ALP leadership fracas in 1983? And the election announcement? #
  • Audio of Ch9 & 10 from 3/2/83 reporting the Hayden-Hawke transition & election announcement http://twaud.io/7C2 http://twaud.io/7C4 #
  • @WNBSprague Of course not… it's well known I was a Brendan Nelson man… in reply to WNBSprague #
  • @tdmalone And Barrie Cassidy on the ABC – didn't upload that one. in reply to tdmalone #
  • @NeilMcMahon @tdmalone Remember Fraser said you should put your money under the bed in 1983? http://twaud.io/7CX #
  • And for all you fans of @laurieoakes, here's Malcolm Fraser at the National Press Club on 1/3/1983: http://twaud.io/7Cc #
  • @jdub It's a damn sight better than the insipid piece of muffled noise that ABC1 has now… in reply to jdub #
  • @tdmalone Hehe… It was a killer moment which made Fraser look very silly. "Reds under the beds" was a classic slogan. in reply to tdmalone #
  • The more things change… listen to Bob Hawke argue with Barrie Cassidy about challenging Bill Hayden: http://twaud.io/7CB (Dec 7, 1982) #
  • Hawke was leader less than two months later on Feb 3, 1983 and Prime Minister a month later. Cassidy later served as his press secretary. #

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