My Latest Twitter Updates

  • Andrew Robb and Tony Smith are announcing the coalition's broadband policy. #ausvotes #
  • Smith: Structural transformation to entrench competition -$2.75 billion to create an open access optic fibre network. #ausvotes #
  • Smith: Action to improve services – $750m for fixed broadband optimisation. #ausvotes #
  • Smith: $1 billion in grant funding for rural and regional wireless networking. #ausvotes #
  • Smith: $1 billion to invest in metropolitan and outer-metropolitan wireless service – 12 megabits as a minimum service. #ausvotes #
  • Smith: Additional funding for satellite. 3% of population relies on satellite. #ausvotes #
  • Smith: All programs are open access to ensure competition every step of the way. #ausvotes #
  • Robb: Swan is looking a shell of a man, Tanner has gone missing… NBN is $43 billion white elephant, a monument to Labor mismanagement. #
  • Robb: Aust is only country in the world re-nationalising its communication sector. #ausvotes #
  • @GrogsGamut Download speeds for the 1990s… in reply to GrogsGamut #
  • RT @Pollytics: Robb is telling porkies -with metro wireless, you can't guarantee 30 Mbps because speed is dependent on simultaneous users. #
  • Robb says betting the house on one technology is irresponsible. #ausvotes #
  • Here come the questions where everyone hopes someone else mucks up their bits, bytes, megas and gigas… #ausvotes #
  • Incredulous reporter tells Robb he's offering us nothing that we haven't already got… #ausvotes #
  • Ch 10's Paul Bongiorno suggests the coalition policy uses public money to capitalise private companies. #ausvotes #
  • Robb: ALP's policy relies on a single technology and operates by government fiat and dictate. #ausvotes #
  • Reporter wants to know why Abbott isn't announcing this policy. He's been stopping the boats instead. #ausvotes #
  • This is a testy exchange between Robb, Smith and the journalists. Many "let me finish the answer, if you don't mind"… #ausvotes #
  • Robb: By the time this white elephant is built, Telstra may well have covered most of the homes that want it… #ausvotes #
  • Tony Smith is the member for Casey. I wonder what the download speeds are like in Wandin, Coldstream and Gruyere? #ausvotes #
  • Tony Smith talks of not running out fibre in every street regardless of whether people want it. This is the point of the market, says Robb. #
  • These people would have said the same thing about an electricity roll-out a century ago. #ausvotes #
  • @nicholasjbaum _ . _ _ . . . . in reply to nicholasjbaum #
  • Andrew Robb is a much over-rated politician. Just look at how he can't extricate himself from this deteriorating media encounter. #ausvotes #
  • The press conference started on broadband, Smith has now left for the debate, and Robb is being pursued over costings of coalition promises. #
  • Robb says coalition has submitted 52 policies for Treasury/Finance costings… 17 more than the ALP. #ausvotes #
  • One hour and 35 seconds for the Robb-Smith press conference! #ausvotes #
  • John Cain's tribute to Jim Kennan: http://auspol.info/9Fjc8J #
  • Mike Bowers's tribute to Peter Bowers: http://auspol.info/9V4gSB #
  • It's very hard to warm to Conroy… #ausvotes #
  • Abbott laughs at himself during speech by reprising his daughter's description of him as a "lame, gay, churchy loser". Revealing language. #
  • Svetlana still contacts Conroy, he says… #ausvotes #
  • I'm watching a recording of "a real debate" between Christine Milne & Barnaby Joyce from this morning's Sunrise. This can't be for real… #
  • Ticking clocks, tooting horns, supposed "speeches" delivered at breakneck speed… #
  • And Joyce is talking about rabies and pigs with foot and mouth, tuberculosis… asylum seekers "making their own arrangements" to get here.. #
  • @nicchristensen Not to my IQ… but it's also here: http://auspol.info/9zuKH9 in reply to nicchristensen #
  • The campaign diary is filling up: http://auspol.info/ajZx1f – and I'm wondering about the ABC's comments policy… #
  • @tobiasziegler Oh, so it's just like Twitter…?! in reply to tobiasziegler #
  • @melanie_james Combet and Bowen or Burke, I would guess. in reply to melanie_james #
  • @elite_pinecone And on just about everyone's pieces there are comments completely unrelated to the topic. in reply to elite_pinecone #
  • Recommended listening: http://auspol.info/c2Wvan – LNL segment on Queensland electoral situation. Interesting comments from Katter. #
  • And this segment on The Finger was marvellous. http://auspol.info/9XYNMm #
  • @lapuntadelfin It's almost never uniform – in 2007 Qld was 7.53%, SA 6.76%, NSW 5.61%, Vic 5.27%, NT 3.26%, WA 2.14%, Tas 2.02%, ACT 1.86%. in reply to lapuntadelfin #
  • @lapuntadelfin Even more interesting is the ALP 2PP: Qld 50.44, NSW 53.68, Vic 54.27, SA 52.40, Tas 56.21, WA 46.74, NT 52.70, ACT 63.40. in reply to lapuntadelfin #
  • @lapuntadelfin So the two most difficult states for the ALP, Qld & WA, are already knife-edge or low. NSW has some fat. in reply to lapuntadelfin #
  • @janiekibble Knowing how to use the finger is very important during this election season… in reply to janiekibble #
  • @lapuntadelfin Yes, and don't forget Qld had big variations in individual seats last time: Blair 10.17, Dawson 13.20, Forde 14.43 … in reply to lapuntadelfin #
  • Leichhardt 14.29, Groom 10.59, Longman 10.32 but Flynn 7.88, Hinkler 6.65, Petrie 9.95. #
  • Catching up on Abbott's 7.30 Report interview. Apparently he's not a "tech head"… #
  • O'Brien: "Peak speed is quite an easy concept…" – nothing like patronising the Opposition Leader. #
  • Government by premonition…. oh dear! #
  • @SuperOpinion Agreed – and in doing so exposing Abbott's shallow grasp of issues. But all the same, KOB is especially supercilious! in reply to SuperOpinion #
  • @sandraom Perhaps he's been talking to Nancy Reagan? in reply to sandraom #
  • @rod_benson Didn't see your Reagan comment until I'd made mine. Great minds… in reply to rod_benson #
  • That's a very good question: at what point do you become a drunken sailor? #730Report #
  • And was the Neighbourhood Watch question the first in this election on foreign policy? #
  • The tweeting on this when it went live must have been fun… #730Report #
  • @Matt_Kunkel Millions? You're a piker… in reply to Matt_Kunkel #
  • @GrogsGamut Along the lines you suggested earlier, we could have an international broadband Nauru neighbourhood watch policy… in reply to GrogsGamut #
  • Heard a talkback caller this afternoon worrying about Gillard's ability to talk to foreign leaders. Any thoughts on sexism in the election? #
  • @texranger That was the clear suggestion I got. in reply to texranger #
  • RT @nytimes: NYT NEWS ALERT: Former Senator Ted Stevens Believed to Be on Plane That Crashed in Alaska, U.S. Official Says #
  • Carl Bernstein: Watergate reporting is still possible but who would read it? Would the political system respond? http://auspol.info/cGqOl0 #
  • No time to run out of puff: http://auspol.info/ayQoLG – Shaun Carney on the electoral pentathlon that is only two-thirds over. #

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