My Latest Twitter Updates

  • I can be as silly as everyone on #Insiders: Labor's majority could be achieved by recruiting Malcolm Turnbull to the team. #
  • If Mike Rann can form govt with a Nat, and Bartlett can have a Green for Deputy Premier, it's not so silly is it? #
  • Where does Annabel Crabb get the idea that Phil Barresi is still in with a chance in Deakin? He's on 46.93% currently. #
  • This is another thing that's gone wrong with #Insiders – these montages of TV footage are more suitable to Sunrise/Today. #
  • Here's Gillard on News24 – campaigning for the new election. No-one has pointed out this may yet be the making of her… #
  • RT @PremierMikeRann: In 2002 I entered into an agreement with Peter Lewis, an Ind. who had been a Lib for decades, which secured us Govt. #
  • RT @samanthamaiden: Gillard at Altona. "We are still fighting." http://yfrog.com/n1pjtvj #
  • RT @PremierMikeRann: Lewis became Speaker. We then negotiated with Rory McEwen, an Independent former Liberal to join our Cabinet. #
  • RT @Matt_Kunkel: Is the enemy of my enemy still my friend if they are now also my enemy? #ausvotes #
  • Andrew Wilkie on News24 now… #ausvotes #
  • @Colvinius Local Radio, not RN? in reply to Colvinius #
  • Watching Rudd's speech from last night (on News24) now is intriguing: "we are all immigrants… core values… #
  • @decobroad @lapuntadelfin Yes, very pointed in retrospect. #
  • Steve Fielding isn't finished yet: http://auspol.info/daOuZu – William Bowe updates the Senate count. #ausvotes #
  • Andrew Wilkie is making some sound points about the ALP losing its core support – News24 #ausvotes #
  • Looks like we're going to have duelling press conferences… waiting on Gillard and Brown… #
  • Bob Brown says he met with Julia Gillard a few minutes ago… #ausvotes #
  • Adam Bandt, Greens member for Melbourne: Pays tribute to Tanner… says he wants to represent all constituents… #ausvotes #
  • Brown asked about deals in the House – says it's a great piece of political fortune he was able to catch up with Gillard but no agreements #
  • Brown: We have a great responsibility on our shoulders… potential still for a Green in Denison (really?) and Grayndler… #ausvotes #
  • Brown: Voters' wishes are still being worked out… we have a party room of 10 but balance of power won't happen till next year. #ausvotes #
  • Brown makes a good point. If Abbott is PM by the end of the month, Fielding remains a very significant Senate vote. #ausvotes #
  • @james_cummins http://auspol.info/bxiFf6 in reply to james_cummins #
  • Brown: Australians are going to get good value out of the experience of the Greens having the balance of power. #ausvotes #
  • Brown: Of course I'll talk to Abbott… negotiation is what the Greens are about… and that's with all-comers. We'll certainly talk. #
  • Brown wants a debate on Afghanistan in the Parliament. Parliamentary reform now a very real issue. #ausvotes #
  • A masterful performance here from Brown – urging the excited media to calm down and wait for the votes to be counted. Don't jump the gun. #
  • @rhysam Re the leaks: http://auspol.info/aoz5j3 in reply to rhysam #
  • @Colvinius I might actually be in the car tonight – the only place to listen! in reply to Colvinius #
  • @WNBSprague I don't think the two ideas are necessarily related! in reply to WNBSprague #
  • Gillard: I will negotiate in good faith… with Wayne Swan.. diligently and with integrity.. #ausvotes #
  • Gillard: Labor has won the 2-party vote… this is a critical result… #ausvotes #
  • Gillard: The independent members and the Greens will seek change in process… #ausvotes #
  • Gillard: There is no crisis… there is opportunity for negotiation, cooperation and consensus. We can make real changes to our democracy. #
  • Gillard: The Greens will have control of the Senate and no legislation can be passed without them. So the question is… #ausvotes #
  • Gillard:… which party can deliver stability and certainty. #ausvotes #
  • Gillard: Austs are saying they want to see more openness and a change in the way politics is conducted. #ausvotes #
  • Gillard: My task is not to engage in campaign analysis but to move forward and create a stable government. #ausvotes #
  • Gillard asked whether ministries and the Speaker's job are up for negotiation… she won't say, naturally. #ausvotes #
  • Gillard talks of green policies and climate change, sustainability, health care in regional Australia and education in regional areas. #
  • Gillard asked whether she's an illegitimate Prime Minister… she says we have stability now and negotiations will take place. #ausvotes #
  • Gillard says her talks with Greens and Wilkie were "very preliminary, conversations about having conversations"… #ausvotes #
  • Gillard comments again on regional Australia and its problems, the benefits of broadband – a campaign speech for Windsor/Katter/Oakeshott. #
  • Gillard asked about the "leaks" during the campaign – says this is not a time for introspection but to deal with the circumstances… #
  • Gillard asked about Bob Katter and bananas… typical media question which shows how little they understand about real life. #ausvotes #
  • How did you feel this morning, Gillard asked. "Today's another day – what I'm doing is continuing to work". #ausvotes #
  • Isn't this just a horsetrading exercise, Gillard asked. What on earth do these stupid people think politics is all about? #
  • Gillard: Journalists love these rule-in-rule-out questions because it's an easy way to write a story. Spot on. #ausvotes #
  • Gillard may look tired but this a bravura performance… #ausvotes #
  • @lvlld Appalling, isn't it? Next thing we know, they'll be upset that people are disagreeing with one another… in reply to lvlld #
  • @06eleven Just as representative as an independents deal with the coalition. This is Westminster: getting to 76 is all that matters. in reply to 06eleven #
  • @06eleven That's probably more unworkable, if anything. But in either case, it's a Parliament in control of the executive. in reply to 06eleven #
  • @jason_a_w They're worse than ever. I don't have much truck with Katter, Tuckey et al but they deserve to be taken seriously. in reply to jason_a_w #
  • @WNBSprague Oh no… I want to go out! in reply to WNBSprague #
  • The real election campaign began last night: http://auspol.info/aoz5j3 – some election night thoughts. #
  • Is Abbott giving a press conference or can I leave the house? #
  • @NathansTweets @nicolemockler Thanks for the plug. #
  • Abbott: When the govt lost its majority it lost its legitimacy … a million more votes for the coalition. #ausvotes #
  • Abbott says he has spoken to KAtter, Windsor & Oakeshott and Brown and left messages for the others. #ausvotes #
  • Abbott asked about his broadband policy for regional areas… says he put forward a good broadband policy. #ausvotes #
  • Abbott asked about two-party-preferred win by the ALP. Says a "savage swing" against the government and public expects a change of govt. #
  • After 3 minutes, Abbott walks out of his press conference…. #ausvotes #
  • @samanthamaiden 1026 but it's over – 3 minutes only. in reply to samanthamaiden #
  • @Adrianofafrica Don't know – he looked as though he was going to take more questions but then he just finished. Quick message on legitimacy. in reply to Adrianofafrica #
  • @nicodonnell This is going to be even more fun than the election. in reply to nicodonnell #
  • It looks quite different in Lygon St now that Melbourne has turned Green. http://twitpic.com/2h407q #
  • Remnants of the Melbourne campaign… http://twitpic.com/2h45uq #
  • Just talked to a waiter – a new Aust citizen who voted for the first time yesterday. Voted informal – said Latham knows his stuff. #
  • Antony Green says it all hinges on Hasluck. If Libs win, they have 73 seats – if 3 independents support then Abbott wins . #730Report #
  • Green gives ALP and Coalition 72 definite seats each. Bandt + 3 Independents. Denison and Hasluck undecided. #730Report #ausvotes #
  • Denison will go to either Wilkie or ALP. Libs are just ahead in Hasluck. #730Report #ausvotes #
  • Tony Windsor (Ind – New England) says all 3 are independent but will work together. #730Report #ausvotes #
  • Rob Oakeshott (Ind – Lyne) says all 3 standing shoulder to shoulder is a good idea so as not to get picked off one by one. #ausvotes #
  • Bob Katter (Ind – Kennedy) says he's in step with Windsor & Oakeshott on basic philosophy and approach. #730Report #ausvotes #
  • Windsor says the Nationals are a dying party who will amalgamate in a few years to save their skins. #730Report #ausvotes #
  • Katter talks of the sugar industry and its role in turning him away from the Nats to go independent. Also opposed dairy deregulation. #
  • Oakeshott says he turned independent 4 elections ago – a square peg in a round Nationals hole. #730Report #ausvotes #
  • Is the National Party relationship a help or a hindrance, O'Brien asks. Windsor says Barnaby Joyce is a fool and embarrassment. #ausvotes #
  • Windsor says he admires Kay Hull for standing up on the Snowy Hydro scheme – Nats don't have many like her. #730Report #ausvotes #
  • Katter says he's worked with people he loathes and detests but the collapse of agriculture is what has to be addressed. #730Report #ausvotes #
  • O'Brien asks about balancing electorate interests with the national interest. Oakeshott says they wear both hats all the time. #ausvotes #
  • O'Brien asks at what time these 3 might pull the plug and force an election. Windsor says stability is the key issue. #730Report #ausvotes #
  • Windsor: House-Senate relationships are vital. "We can make this work… dog against dog attitude can be replaced." #730Report #ausvotes #
  • Windsor criticises treatment of Greens, not by Gillard – presumably means Rudd & Howard. #730Report #ausvotes #
  • What are the deal makers/breakers? Katter says there's a freedom issue about hunting, fishing, boiling the billy. Different paradigm needed. #
  • Katter quotes Theodore, the greatest Labor Prime Minister we never had. This man is old-style Labor at heart. #730Report #ausvotes #
  • Oakeshott talks of parliamentary committees working properly, dealing with the Henry Report, etc to turn expert advice into policy. #
  • Windsor says health, water and energy are key issues. Says Rudd used climate change as a political differentiation. #730Report #ausvotes #
  • Katter disagrees with carbon credits – credits Abbott for direct action but lauds the ALP for moving on water resources. #ausvotes #
  • How good is your bulldust meter, O'Brien asks. Pretty good, says Windsor. Mine registers zero with these 2 says Katter. #ausvotes #
  • "A good discussion," O'Brien rightly points out. But not before the election. #730Report #ausvotes #
  • @perthtones Thanks for that. in reply to perthtones #
  • Nick Greiner is speaking @SkyNewsAust about the minority govt agreement with the NSW independents in 1991. #
  • Australian election delivers hung Parliament: http://auspol.info/cjtAeP – how the UK Daily Telegraph see the election outcome. #ausvotes #
  • And from The UK Guardian … RT @guardiannews: Australian PM starts coalition talks http://bit.ly/bE2SGO #
  • Paul Murray on #PMLive is now talking to Steve Bracks about what happened in Victoria in 1999. #ausvotes #
  • RT @WilliamBowe: Hasluck postal vote applications processed: ALP 2420, Lib 681. In 2007: Lib 911, ALP 549 http://bit.ly/diSghi #ausvotes #
  • @anthonybaxter Tasmania 1989 and late 1990s. NSW 1991. Qld 1998. Not exactly unheard of. in reply to anthonybaxter #
  • This is the 1999 Victorian Independents Charter: http://auspol.info/cXDKzH & ALP response http://auspol.info/cnnS35 -instructive #ausvotes #
  • @rachaelsowden They're only processed applications… not counted votes yet. in reply to rachaelsowden #
  • This is how Kennett responded to the 1999 Charter: http://auspol.info/d6Cjpx #ausvotes #
  • Independent member for Mildura, Russell Savage, made this statement of support for a minority Labor govt in 1999: http://auspol.info/cnZ1Wn #
  • Savage won Mildura from the Nats in 1996, held it in 1999 & 2002 but was defeated in 2006. Took a while but the Nats got him in the end. #
  • Time to turn off Sky – the morons are on camera… #
  • @alicam Re Oakeshott – I don't think so. There's a list of MPs on Twitter at http://auspol.info/996QTv in reply to alicam #
  • @Drag0nista @lapuntadelfin @olligark @theMickMorris Thanks for that – much appreciated. #
  • From tomorrow's paper: "Unmasking voter despair" http://auspol.info/awVJ88 – Shaun Carney says Australian politics as we know it is broken. #
  • @DaveDreimann Thanks for that. Your boss? in reply to DaveDreimann #
  • Just caught up with this piece about Mary Delahunty's memoirs: http://auspol.info/dtTioc – "scathing insights into the .. political machine" #
  • Abbott "sounded a bit frantic," says Tony Windsor: http://auspol.info/8ZloR2 #ausvotes #
  • @DaveDreimann But he doesn't actually tweet…! in reply to DaveDreimann #
  • @DaveDreimann As Stephen Smith said on TV last night, "have I got a deal for you then"… in reply to DaveDreimann #

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