My Latest Twitter Updates

  • Some thoughts on the changing conventional wisdom about the election: http://auspol.info/a5OBKr #
  • A great line from my hairdresser: says Gillard & Abbott are like two apprentices after a craftsman's job. #ausvotes #
  • Minister Smith and Shadow Minister Bishop are about to debate Foreign Affairs. Listen up, Lindsay voters. #npc #
  • RT @Davidrkerr: Very little questioning on the Coalition's ..obstructionist stance during the last parl. term. Will we get more of the same? #
  • @Davidrkerr And it's another example of an issue the government has not prosecuted properly. in reply to Davidrkerr #
  • You know they've got nothing to say when the centrepiece of Bishop's foreign affairs spiel is to abandon the Security Council push. #npc #
  • @GrogsGamut Come on, you know you want to… in reply to GrogsGamut #
  • RT @peterjblack: Bishop is quite halting..as though she doesn't want to look at her notes &is struggling to remember her speech. #ausvotes #
  • Smith talks of 3 pillars of foreign policy: US alliance, engagement with the international community, engagement in our region. #npc #
  • Smith touts Australia's membership of the G20 as an important development. No mention of you-know-who's role. #npc #
  • Look at the last 3 tweets from @AustralianLabor: a safer Macquarie, Radiotherapy in Braddon, home prices cut in Western Sydney… #
  • It's the campaign in microcosm… #
  • Smith says Australians and Indonesians each need to understand better their "modern" counterpart. #npc #
  • Good paint raised by ABC's Linda Mottram that neither side has taken the issue of our relationship with China to the electorate. #npc #
  • Smith says this is the first question he's had on China during the election campaign. That wasn't quite the point Mottran was making. #npc #
  • Bishop says the mining tax issue raised all kinds of China-related questions, including sovereign risk. #npc #
  • Question: Who will be the Foreign Minister and how can you assure us that person will be competent? #npc #
  • Smith: We have an election to win. The PM will allocated portfolios. Labor's 3 pillars foreign policy will continue. #npc #
  • RT @AndrewRobbMP: I have called on the AFP to investigate Treasury leak – letter to AFP here – #ausvotes http://twitdoc.com/c/ny6nhf #
  • @GrahamY Thanks for that, Graham. What's your sense of the Queensland position? in reply to GrahamY #
  • @sspencer_63 Yes, and we're all trying to cover our arses for when we get it terribly wrong! in reply to sspencer_63 #
  • Bishop says Smith isn't here today as Labor's candidate for Foreign Minister. But she is here as the coalition's. #npc #
  • @Surlysimon And don't forget we're still waiting on the investigation into the leak of Howard's 1980 budget to Laurie Oakes… in reply to Surlysimon #
  • So Latham has also interviewed Pauline Hanson and is demanding Abbott apologise for his role in the events which led to her jailing… #
  • Looks like the 60 Minutes segment on Sunday is going to be a long trip down memory lane. #
  • This is what Abbott had to say in the House of Reps about Hanson, Ettridge & Oldfield in 1998: http://auspol.info/9eZTiQ #ausvotes #Latham #
  • This is the speech Abbott made in the House on One Nation's structure: http://auspol.info/dA6oe8 #ausvotes #Latham #
  • RT @LowyInterns: Lowy Institute analysis of the foreign policy debate: http://bit.ly/daXHKa #ausvotes #
  • Waiting for candidates forum in Melbourne electorate to start. Reading Socialist Alliance leaflet. #
  • @theburgerman People and planet before profits. For the millions, not the millionaires. Etc. in reply to theburgerman #
  • @tiffanyloft I admire your optimism… in reply to tiffanyloft #
  • Liberal candidate opts not to attend Melbourne candidates' forum. #
  • Adam Bandt says social justice and climate science led to his decision to run for office. #ausvotes #
  • Cath Bowtell tells forum the ALP is not standing still on climate action – cites Wong/Brumby announcement today. #
  • Bowtell dumbfounded by question from Flitton about using aid program to gather support for Security Council seat. #ausvotes #
  • Bandt tells forum he thinks Gillard is going to "romp" home on Aug 21. Bowtell says it is much closer than that. #
  • Bandt says govt's ETS wasn't "better than nothing – was worse than useless". Says no reductions until 2035 under the deal made with Libs. #
  • @elite_pinecone She found the suggestion ludicrous. in reply to elite_pinecone #
  • @Nick_Allardice Ditto! in reply to Nick_Allardice #
  • Remote polling for 2010 election underway: http://auspol.info/bGW8SJ Pictures here: http://auspol.info/aT6HN2 – impressive. #
  • @GrogsGamut Exactly. And don't forget these were reforms passed by Hawke in 1983-4 and opposed by you-know-who. in reply to GrogsGamut #
  • I met @Nick_Allardice tonight. Have a look at what he does: http://auspol.info/cnEEya and here: http://theoaktree.org/ #
  • @BiteTheDust You ever missed out on voting because of lack of notification of mobile booth arrival? in reply to BiteTheDust #
  • @ben_hr There's a good Parliamentary Library paper here: http://auspol.info/cp09Mk and AEC paper here: http://auspol.info/aq2Ews in reply to ben_hr #
  • @ben_hr The AEC paper debunks the popular misconception that you only need to get your name crossed off. in reply to ben_hr #
  • @GrogsGamut I was joking about that with my hairdresser today – we discussed various ways of "marking" the paper. in reply to GrogsGamut #
  • RT @BiteTheDust: mate posted on Facebook from remote: done my part for the Country & Voted in the Election.They flew here to get my Vote #
  • @rod_benson That's no way to talk about that nice Senator Abetz… in reply to rod_benson #
  • @xposya No, Elliott said Tony Jones is a socialist so that makes it balanced… in reply to xposya #
  • A good account of the career of Dan Rostenkowski, Chicago Democratic political machine man: http://auspol.info/arIjpK #
  • A "social media guru" on #Lateline? #
  • "Charm is not this man's tool of trade" – snicker. #Lateline #
  • @jamesmassola It's also a term usually adopted by spammy internet marketers. I suspect Mr. Rosen is better than that. in reply to jamesmassola #
  • @crazyjane13 It's such a bullshit term. So-called social media like Twitter is completely captured by so-called old media and its employees. in reply to crazyjane13 #
  • Is Rosen stealing my argument about the mis-named Insiders program? #Lateline #
  • And now that we're connected "across" as well, we just help the ABC and other media distribute their product. #Lateline #

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