My Latest Twitter Updates

  • The Age backs Gillard: "Australian needs a government with a vision for the future" http://auspol.info/bTQLpu #ausvotes #
  • A Glorious Day Dawns Tomorrow: http://auspol.info/b0fxyL #ausvotes #
  • Barrie Cassidy says the best Labor can do tomorrow is win by 3 – according to the people he has learned to trust over the years. #ausvotes #
  • Aust Electoral Commission reports record number of early voters: http://auspol.info/cqsfYW – 811,190 pre-poll votes so far, well up on 2007. #
  • And here's my visit to the pre-poll centre in La Trobe: http://auspol.info/aVeS02 #ausvotes #
  • @stemcd It was the same in La Trobe the other day. A constant flow around school break-up time. in reply to stemcd #
  • Abbott's press conference is showing on TV as I listen to The World Today. The imagery is instructive. #ausvotes #
  • Abbott stands at a lecterm. A blue striped tie, dark suit. Two flags on either side. "Stand up for real action" behind him. #ausvotes #
  • The colour blue – on his tie, on the backdrop, on the flags. Liberal Party colours. #ausvotes #
  • Alexander Downer claims a narrow Labor win is still more likely – incumbents' advantage, marginals sandbagged. #TheWorldToday #ausvotes #
  • On Sky, Paul Fletcher had to consult his notes to get the lines right. How hard is "pay back the debt, stop the boats", etc? #ausvotes #
  • Julia Gillard is speaking at the Mt. Druitt Workers Club in Sydney…. #ausvotes #
  • Gillard: The biggest risk of waking up on Sunday with Abbott as PM is you'll wake up on Monday with WorkChoices. #ausvotes #
  • As potent as WorkChoices is in some areas, I'm still reminded of the futile GST Rollback policy of Kim Beazley in 2001. It's not enough. #
  • Gillard: I freely acknowledge not everything went according to plan but this did: we ended WorkChoices. #ausvotes #
  • Gillard: We ended WorkChoices and we kept people in employment. #ausvotes #
  • Labor pips Coalition in election ad spending: http://auspol.info/diyoy7 – $26.7 million in the capital cities. (via @annabelcrabb) #ausvotes #
  • RT @sspencer_63: Essential's final poll says it is 51-49 (unchanged), with primaries 38-40 (both down 1). Newspoll looking like an outlier. #
  • RT @sspencer_63: Correction, Lib primary is 40 in essential – 43 as LNP (still down 1) #
  • And in the US, 20% of the population think Obama is a Muslim. http://auspol.info/bQF7O6 #
  • @jsleayr *blush* – thanks so much. in reply to jsleayr #
  • @trevoryoung I agree with just about everything in your post but I'm not necessarily convinced it would have an impact on voting patterns… in reply to trevoryoung #
  • @trevoryoung Television is still the dominant means of communication. Direct mail campaigns are also significant. in reply to trevoryoung #
  • @trevoryoung It's also a question of time/resources. And until more Turnbulls blog, tweet, etc, the parties won't be convinced. in reply to trevoryoung #
  • @trevoryoung Television. Look at today's campaigning. And so-called social media still very niche- based. in reply to trevoryoung #
  • @trevoryoung But I entirely agree with the thrust of your argument. Very disappointing to see opportunities missed. in reply to trevoryoung #
  • @trevoryoung That has possibly happened already in affecting the way journalists question politicians. Eg. the fracas over Latham. in reply to trevoryoung #
  • @trevoryoung Other problem for electorate MPs is they want to focus on their seat. They haven't worked out how to do that yet. in reply to trevoryoung #
  • RT @MylesPeterson: Apparently Alan Ramsey is going to let rip at media on #ABCNews24 @ 7:30pm http://bit.ly/dwWpKG #AusVotes #
  • @trevoryoung I don't think anyone knows. Too close all round. Polls vary somewhat but all are close. Today's campaigning may decide. in reply to trevoryoung #
  • Opportunity Lost: http://auspol.info/9fzgXE – @trevoryoung looks at the way social media could have been used in the election. #ausvotes #
  • @trevoryoung It's the closest to this point, although 1998 came close. Maybe tomorrow night it won't be so close. I was too young for 1961! in reply to trevoryoung #
  • Sir Humphrey Shergold says he misses this period of caretaker government when the Public Service is running the country. #OnePlusOne #
  • I wonder whether we will look back on the election and say it was decided by the last day's campaigning. And tomorrow's headlines. #ausvotes #
  • @GrogsGamut Why? If it's as close as polls suggest, today's messages and images count. Similar thing was happening in last days of 1990. in reply to GrogsGamut #
  • @GrogsGamut But when we begin to get the story of what happened inside the campaigns we will have a pretty good idea. in reply to GrogsGamut #
  • So who is 2010's Pamela Williams? http://auspol.info/bsjPJN – is anyone writing The Victory or The Defeat? #ausvotes #
  • @robbieando_au Yes – govt stays in caretaker mode. A delay in getting a result is no problem in a Westminster system. A definite strength. in reply to robbieando_au #
  • And here's Alan Ramsay… #OnePlusOne #ausvotes #
  • Ramsey: Poorest campaign I've seen… poor leaders… should have been Rudd and Turnbull… Gillard an accident. #OnePlusOne #ausvotes #
  • Ramsey compares Gillard to the other women politicians brought in to clear up the mess created by men. #OnePlusOne #ausvotes #
  • Ramsey: Rudd should have forced a vote in the Caucus – made them put their bloody hands up. #OnePlusOne #ausvotes #
  • Ramsey: Television has changed politics. Not like radio where listening is required. TV just about images. #OnePlusOne #ausvotes #
  • Ramsey on good communicators: Abbott has done better than I expected. He's a political goon but he's done well because of television. #
  • Ramsey: Newspapers are dying – electronic media growing – it's all about images – not democracy. #OnePlusOne #ausvotes #
  • Ramsey: There are good politicians and there are good journalists – but they're a dying breed. #OnePlusOne #ausvotes #
  • @GrogsGamut That's not what I mean – what we can eventually find out is what's been going on in the campaigns this week. in reply to GrogsGamut #
  • RT @latikambourke: Who's been robocalled? What seat and describe msg. #ausvotes #
  • @GrogsGamut Have you read The Victory – Pamela Williams – that's the kind of stuff that will tell us what's really happened. in reply to GrogsGamut #
  • @GrogsGamut I will find you a secondhand copy – a must read. in reply to GrogsGamut #
  • I notice @SkyNewsAust has their election counter up already. ALP currently on zero seats. It's not looking good. #ausvotes #
  • @AHunting It can't be called. No-one knows. By all the public opinion polls, it's too close. in reply to AHunting #
  • @Drag0nista Are you sure they're not lusting after your apps? in reply to Drag0nista #
  • The clear winner for election coverage has been @amworldtodaypm – especially the classic on-the-road radio from AM. Check it out. #
  • Della Bosca all but gives the election away on #LastWord – says ALP does best when it's selling hope, not fear. #
  • @NewtonMark Except I think you have the cart before the horse – Turnbull destroyed himself over Grech. He over-reached. in reply to NewtonMark #
  • @NewtonMark Rudd and co had to defend themselves over very serious charges from Turnbull. Going after Turnbull not a cause of decline. in reply to NewtonMark #
  • @sspencer_63 True – but don't you think in 2010 a fear campaign that re-runs WorkChoices just isn't enough? in reply to sspencer_63 #
  • Graham Richardson claims Labor would now be losing by 10 seats if Kevin Rudd was still leader. #LastWord #ausvotes #
  • Richardson says Rudd's decision to run pro-mining tax ads confirmed an impression that he was not to be trusted. #LastWord #ausvotes #
  • RT @samanthamaiden: OK. Here's my election prediction so I can be mocked later. Libs to govern on 75 seats. 3 Inds Greens 1 Labor 71 #
  • @xposya She may well be wrong only in underestimating the coalition numbers… in reply to xposya #
  • Richardson says the big issue of the campaign is whether people will baulk at Tony Abbott. #LastWord #ausvotes #
  • RT @GhostWhoVotes: #Nielsen 2 Party Preferred: ALP 52 (-1) LNP 48 (+1) #ausvotes #
  • RT @sspencer_63: So, 5 polls in last day are Nielsen 52-48; Morgan 51-49; Essential 51-49; Galaxy 52-48; Newspoll 50-50. #
  • The Gaurdian maintains a grand tradition… RT @guardiannews: Australia election set to be closet in 50 years http://bit.ly/9mXjzL #
  • There is something quite ridiculous about these men (who supposedly have information we don't) making contradictory predictions. #LastWord #
  • @xposya No… of making spelling mistakes! in reply to xposya #
  • @mprimmer @bryanhogan I have little interest in clairvoyancy. Much more excited about explaining what HAS happened. #
  • @bryanhogan I'm not an academic… just a failed school teacher. in reply to bryanhogan #
  • Newspoll: ALP 50.2 – Coalition 49.8 – Primaries ALP 36.2 Coalition 43.4 #ausvotes #
  • Shanahan says Coalition is ahead in Qld and NSW – ALP could lose up to 25 seats, worst case scenario. #ausvotes #
  • Interesting that Kroger is going to so much trouble to debunk WorkChoices legislation/regulations options. #Lateline #
  • "The distinguished Queen's Counsel, Neil Brown" …. Kroger on #Lateline #
  • A lesson on parliamentary rejection of ministerial regulations from Kroger, interspersed with patronising putdowns..he's worried. #Lateline #
  • RT @WilliamBowe: Westpoll: 51-49 to Lib in Canning. #ausvotes #
  • RT @WilliamBowe: Westpoll: 52-48 to Lib in Swan and Hasluck. #ausvotes #
  • RT @WilliamBowe: Westpoll: 53-47 to Lib in Cowan. #ausvotes #
  • RT @WilliamBowe: Westpoll samples 400 per electorate. #ausvotes #
  • RT @GhostWhoVotes: #Nielsen Preferred Prime Minister: Gillard 51 Abbott 40. #ausvotes #
  • Victoria: How Labor's millstone became a bastion: http://auspol.info/a4Z5Y6 – Paul Strangio #ausvotes #
  • Abbott shows new stability: http://auspol.info/aOYIkS – Laurie Oakes says voters don't believe Gillard will lose. #ausvotes #
  • @mprimmer These are the media guidelines: http://auspol.info/bBB9jO – I'd ask before I took a photo inside the booth. in reply to mprimmer #

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