My Latest Twitter Updates

  • Senator Bob Brown is speaking at the National Press Club in Canberra. #ausvotes #
  • Brown: Saturday is crunch time… People are telling me 3 things: elections are bad for business. Sunday can't come too soon. #ausvotes #
  • Brown: Second thing people tell me is a pox on both their houses – best seen in the farce over debates. #ausvotes #
  • Brown: Third thing people tell me is "I'm voting Greens for the first time, at least you stand for something." #ausvotes #
  • Brown shows a picture of a koala up a telephone poll in the Darling Downs as result of mining affecting its habitat. #ausvotes #
  • Brown: Coalition – spell that C-O-A-L-ission … #ausvotes #
  • Sorry state of play when China leaves us for dead on climate: http://auspol.info/ddk8ov – from The Age's @adamlmorton #ausvotes #
  • Brown talks of Australia's "totally beautiful configuration" for high-speed rail. #ausvotes #
  • Brown wants a triple referendum on recognition of indigenous people, recognising local government and a republic. #ausvotes #
  • Brown: One topic is not up for debate for the old parties – Afghanistan. We should honour military service by debate in Parlt. #ausvotes #
  • Brown: Greens will move that the NBN cannot be privatised without an act of parliament. #ausvotes #
  • Brown: Greens will move for a Parlt. Budget Office, similar to CBO in the US – to provide independent budget advice. #ausvotes #
  • Brown lists Melbourne, Sydney, Grayndler, Brisbane, Adelaide, Fremantle as possible Greens seats in House. Hehe… #ausvotes #
  • Brown is being very misleading in suggesting that the coalition could gain control of the Senate… #ausvotes #
  • Brown touts Hatfield-Dodds as an ACT Greens senator. This would neutralise Fielding immediately. #ausvotes #
  • Brown: I have a vision for Australia and I won't be consulting the telephone book before I tell you. #ausvotes #
  • Brown urges Australians to go to the ballot box and vote Green. #ausvotes #
  • Look, They're Voting: http://auspol.info/aVeS02 #ausvotes #
  • Brown asked if he would be in favour of reinstating import tariffs, especially if Bandt and rural independents hold the balance. #ausvotes #
  • Brown refuses to be trapped by question about whether he would play more credence in votes or seats if the House is hung. #ausvotes #
  • … make that "place more credence"… #
  • Tardis version… RT @GreenJ: @mfarnsworth's campaign account continues. Day 23 http://bit.ly/bd6TVv #
  • Question to Brown: Is what we see what we get? Will we get the Bob Brown Greens or the hardline Greens who want the entire platform? #
  • Brown asked how the Greens can be seen as different from the other parties when it's accepted $300,000 from a union. #ausvotes #
  • Brown says Greens advocate Canadian system of banning all donations other than $1000 maximum personal donations… #ausvotes #
  • Brown: But the other parties don't support reform to donations… and we live in the real world. #ausvotes #
  • Tony Abbott is in the Brisbane electorate of Forde, talking about insulation. Says this was the worst govt program bar none. #ausvotes #
  • Abbott announces extra $30 million to compensate businesses for insulation losses. #ausvotes #
  • Abbott says ALP candidate for Wannon has "let the cat out of the bag" about a carbon tax. #ausvotes #
  • @DrJohann Greetings… in reply to DrJohann #
  • Abbott quotes Dean Mighell on bloodletting in the ALP… says only alternative to a govt in chaos is to throw it out. #ausvotes #
  • Abbott says it's appropriate to leave policy costings announcement to Hockey & Robb. #ausvotes #
  • It's Wednesday – there's a forum tonight and Gillard appears at the Press Club tomorrow but still they talk about another debate…#ausvotes #
  • Abbott asked about his touted "comprehensive superannuation policy". He says it's coming and will be released. It's Wednesday. #ausvotes #
  • Costings press conference with Hockey & Robb now on at 4pm. Needs time for the ink to dry. #ausvotes #
  • @Lin4senate Apologies for the errant hyphen… in reply to Lin4senate #
  • Catching up with the Great Economics Debate on Sunrise this morning… #ausvotes #
  • There's a ticking clock competing with Hockey and Swan. Then a horn. They should refuse to participate in this demeaning crap. #ausvotes #
  • RT @BronwynHinz: Libs say #costings out today, then 4:30, now 4:45. Next they'll say they meant Western Australian time. #ausvotes #
  • @Matt_Kunkel In that case, I'm completely unqualified to be Treasurer… in reply to Matt_Kunkel #
  • RT @GrogsGamut: Hockey to Robb: "Oh geez Andrew, we can't use pounds and pence, just because you hate decimal points." #costings #ausvotes #
  • Swan: This is a shambles – they don't have the competence to run a government… cost blowouts… descended into farce… #ausvotes #
  • Swan says Libs lack the competence and judgment to run the economy. Reporter asks shouldn't you wait for the costings before saying that… #
  • That was a bit snarky, Ms. Grattan! #
  • So Gillard touts her national curriculum and then dumps instruction in financial literacy on top. National becomes crowded again. #ausvotes #
  • Speers says Libs claim they will have a $6.2 billion surplus in 2012-13 – same time as Labor but twice as big. #ausvotes #
  • RT @swrightwestoz: AAP snapping coalition costing with $6.2b surplus 12/13 and $8.1b 13/14 – $2.7b and $3.6b higher respectively than PEFO #
  • I hope Hockey doesn't walk out half-way like Dutton did. If he does, Robb will talk till midnight… #
  • Hockey: We will run a surplus of an additional $11 billion over the forward estimates. #ausvotes #
  • The website of Horwath, the accounting firm the Liberals have used for their costing: http://auspol.info/9BgdOg #
  • More savings … "as we stop the boats"… #
  • Robb: Coalition net spending is minus $300 million per day… #ausvotes #
  • "We will git back to living within our means." #ausvotes #
  • Just think: it could have been Barnaby Joyce at that press conference. #ausvotes #
  • Emerson: "Tony Abbott is terrified of figures – he will run away at the sight of a calculating machine." #ausvotes #
  • Brandis says the costings have been done at "arm's length from government". Can't argue with that. #ausvotes #
  • That question was the best argument for an education revolution. #ausvotes #rootyq #
  • Abbott on banning abortion: That's not my policy, I just wouldn't do it. I wouldn't. #ausvotes #rootyq #
  • The atmosphere is quite different here, compared with Rooty Hill. Abbott not travelling so well. Questions are more sceptical. #ausvotes #
  • Abbott: I wouldn't keep talking about boat people except that the boats keeping coming. #ausvotes #rootyq #
  • A pilot policy? #ausvotes #rootyq #
  • And a pilot policy from the 2020 Summit, supported by Abbott. This is getting very strange. #ausvotes #rootyq #
  • Drill baby, drill? #ausvotes #rootyq #
  • RT @1petermartin: Coalition costings: http://t.co/e4BFVCT #ausvotes #
  • #rootyq does remind you of Neville Wran's comment about all those selfish bastards out there who only want to know what's in it for them. #
  • @GrogsGamut Not in my definition. in reply to GrogsGamut #
  • Was that the first mention of Kevin Rudd at #rootyq? #
  • AEC says 57,732 additional voters enrolled following High Court decision. Further 40,408 updated details. http://auspol.info/aMpgv9 #
  • There are 14,088,260 people enrolled to vote in the election. http://auspol.info/aMpgv9 #
  • @MarkCroxford Average 95% will… in reply to MarkCroxford #
  • Positive plans… #rootyq #ausvotes #
  • That's a death stare worthy of Julie Bishop. #rootyq #ausvotes #
  • RT @samanthamaiden: What is it with death duties questions ? It's the paranoia that never dies. #rootyQ #
  • @theburgerman "And if you fail" is not quite the same as "what's in it for me?" in reply to theburgerman #
  • There goes the secretarial vote. #rootyq #ausvotes #
  • No questions about insulation or school halls… #rootyq #ausvotes #
  • RT @ajbuntine: I was phoned for a Nielsen Poll this evening. Almost feel like it was a more meaningful contribution than my vote will be. #
  • Same-sex marriage again. How widespread is concern about this issue? #rootyq #ausvotes #
  • I don't know anyone who's going to sit down on Friday night and do a stocktake… #rootyq #ausvotes #
  • RT @GreensMPs: Today we heard from a visionary Australian political leader. And Abbott and Gillard spoke to a meeting as well. #ausvotes #
  • Wristbands from #rootyq – Gillard 83, Abbott 75. #
  • Second thoughts: http://auspol.info/bfG7Ur – Norman Abjorensen on the perils of first term governments. Some of the swing stats are wrong. #

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