My Latest Twitter Updates

  • Essential Report claims bragging rights on election polls: http://auspol.info/as3bZC #
  • So it appears I haven't missed a single leader's press conference this morning. Can that be right? #ausvotes #
  • RT @MathiasCormann: After 949 pre-poll votes counted in Hasluck, Libs 578 in front. #ausvotes #
  • @lyndalcurtis You'll just have to make something up… in reply to lyndalcurtis #
  • @ben_hr I never say no to a back link. At least now I may be able to get back to making that site presentable again – it's much neglected. in reply to ben_hr #
  • @rhysam http://twitdoc.com in reply to rhysam #
  • @Nana_Mex No, no, what's brought this on? in reply to Nana_Mex #
  • @katedoak He's been on every other TV show overnight so I don't see why not.. in reply to katedoak #
  • Are there any figures from Grayndler? AEC website is unchanged since Saturday. #ausvotes #
  • Since when has the ACT had 3 Senate seats? http://auspol.info/aRrMgG #
  • Prime Minister Julia Gillard ins holding a press conference with Wayne Swan in Canberra. #ausvotes #
  • Gillard: There is uncertainty about the election result but no uncertainty about stable government. #ausvotes #
  • Gillard: It is clear the government has attracted the majority share of the two-party vote. #ausvotes #
  • Gillard: We will discuss our plans for stable and long-term govt with the independents. #ausvotes #
  • Gillard: Key questions: which party can best govern and which party can process the needs of the Australian people. #ausvotes #
  • Gillard: Negotiations will not be conducted in the media but around a table as they should be. #ausvotes #
  • Gillard: Swan and I will report on the progress of negotiations to the public. #ausvotes #
  • Gillard says she won't play rule in/rule out games on ministries. #ausvotes #
  • Gillard asked why independents should assume she has control of her party which she has led to the brink of disaster. #ausvotes #
  • Gillard repeats two-party vote figures… says ALP is best placed with a "positive plan". #ausvotes #
  • Gillard asked whether she agrees with Morris Iemma that Bitar and Arbib ran a hopeless campaign. Says her focus is on stable govt. #
  • Gillard says she believes in explaining policy – cites that bloody My School website as proof of her willingness to do so… #ausvotes #
  • Gillard asked about carbon tax… says there will be discussions… the positive plan during the election referred to climate change. #
  • Gillard asked about Tony Crook defeating Wilson Tuckey. Have you written Crook off, will you contact him? #ausvotes #
  • Gillard says Crook opposes the MRRT but the agreement will be honoured. #ausvotes #
  • Gillard asked about another election – says her priority is stable government and processing legislation for the full term. #ausvotes #
  • Swan asked whether he has any words for the markets. Says govt is back at work and economy is one of strongest in the world. #ausvotes #
  • Gillard asked about emission trading – will she persist with Citizens' Assembly? #ausvotes #
  • Gillard says the assembly was one part of the emissions policy she took to the election – will talk to independents/Greens. #
  • Gillard won't comment on people who are attributing blame to various quarters – says Lib Guy Barnett has been at it too! #ausvotes #
  • Gillard asked about parlt reform – says she's heard the message and people want to see something different than business as usual. #
  • Gillard's press conference has concluded. #ausvotes #
  • If you want a laugh, you should listen to that old lightweight Hinch at the moment… #
  • He says the party that gets the most seats should have first chance to form a govt. If numbers tied, should be LNP based on primary vote. #
  • He also thinks Bryce should stand aside and let Bashir handle the process. #
  • It's hard to take seriously but also annoying because it feeds people a completely distorted view of how the process works. #
  • Tony Windsor's line about giving up smoking & the Nationals, thereby ridding himself of two cancers, is the line of the day. #ausvotes #
  • @timdunlop Bob Katter's the one with the tobacco growers, isn't he?! in reply to timdunlop #
  • Graeme Morris is putting that hoary old argument about the Labor vote in New England, Lyne and Kennedy… #PMAgenda #
  • So who's going to be first to mention Edmund Burke's views on MPs as representatives or delegates? #PMAgenda #
  • @JessTasking I meant someone who'll be taken notice of! in reply to JessTasking #
  • Tony Crook (Nats – O'Connor) – counting not completed but result will not change. Pays tribute to Wilson Tuckey. #ausvotes #
  • Crook: I campaigned as a rep of WA Nationals but I will be an independent representative. #ausvotes #
  • @JessTasking I've been called a lot of nasty things in my time but never a journalist…! in reply to JessTasking #
  • Crook emphasises his opposition to the MRRT. Earlier Gillard made it clear she would stick to the mining tax agreement. Count him out. #
  • @GrogsGamut It took 2 elections for the Vict Nats to gun down Russell Savage in Mildura but Craig Ingram still holds his seat – 11 yrs on. in reply to GrogsGamut #
  • Steve Fielding vs Julian McGauran vs a DLP candidate … now there's a dilemma. #ausvotes #
  • @JordanForPM There are people who think they know. I'll wait till the AEC counts it. in reply to JordanForPM #
  • Mike Rann continues to promote the South Aust model of minority government in this interview with @Colvinius http://auspol.info/dixiqk #
  • Three cheers for Morris Iemma. #730Report #ausvotes #
  • Andrew Robb says Abbott will conduct the negotiations with the independents himself. #730Report #WorkChoices #
  • Did Antony Green accidentally say there was a "new batch of boats"? #730Report #ausvotes #
  • First time interview appearances on #730Report for Bandt and Crook but not Wilkie. #
  • Here's Andrew Wilkie's 2003 interview with Kerry O'Brien on Iraq: http://auspol.info/bIHIVQ #
  • The Nats in WA are "totally autonomous", says John Crook. Says he will sit on the crossbenches. #730Report #ausvotes #
  • Wilkie: I will support the party I think can deliver stable, competent and ethical government. #730Report #ausvotes #
  • Wilkie: The ethical dimension is important to me – both Labor and Coalition have unethical policies on asylum seekers. #730Report #ausvotes #
  • Wilkie: If elected, I will only promise to support Supply and confidence motions. Everything else is up for grabs. #730Report #ausvotes #
  • Bandt talks of same-sex marriage laws and a carbon tax as issues that need to be dealt with in the life of this Parliament. #730Report #
  • Hugh Morgan endorses Paul Howes for Prime Minister. #AustralianStory #
  • And these events on #AustralianStory were only two months ago tomorrow… #
  • Update to the Governor-General's statement: http://auspol.info/bAbA9C – Solicitor-General is now to provide advice to Bryce. #ausvotes #
  • Rob Oakeshott endorses the South Australian model of minority government. #PMAgenda #
  • The three kingmakers: http://auspol.info/acninS – the BBC's Nick Bryant on the ironies of Australian politics. #
  • In Mallee, the ALP primary vote hits a rock bottom 20% http://auspol.info/cjNjrn but the Greens nearly double theirs. #IFindItInteresting #
  • Paul Barry on taking over #MediaWatch: "Who knows, I might even outlast the government." #
  • "Angling for the fishing vote"… #MediaWatch #
  • A snub to public accountability… I do love the ABC when it goes all pompous. #qanda #
  • Richo: "The mob will always work you out." #qanda #
  • Windsor: "This is the worst campaign from the media I have seen… some commentators making news out of nothing." #qanda #
  • @xposya Wouldn't be too hard for the statistical types, I would have thought. in reply to xposya #
  • Richo touts Windsor for Speaker… lots of little messages being sent from #qanda tonight. #
  • An independent Speaker works better in the UK because they have 650 members in the Commons. Less chance of denying representation. #qanda #
  • RT @sspencer_63: Re malcolm's plan to limit donations, I'm guessing Clive Palmer is on the electoral roll but the AWU isn't? #
  • Windsor: If ever there was a reform that negates distance in Australia, broadband is it. #qanda #
  • @sspencer_63 That's what I said… in reply to sspencer_63 #
  • @buckleup I will just have to live with that… life is full of failure. in reply to buckleup #
  • @LeslieCannold Well, I've got nothing of my own to say so I'm just play-acting at being a reporter… in reply to LeslieCannold #
  • @LeslieCannold I didn't even see it! in reply to LeslieCannold #
  • In open-necked shirt and leather jacket, Malcolm Turnbull says he's courting the informal vote tonight. #qanda #
  • This discussion is nonsense. Informal votes are still concentrated in high NESP/ESL areas and correlate to larger numbers of candidates. #
  • Most informal votes are people who get confused and only vote 1 or who have defective numbering. May be more blanks this time… #
  • @missrenne It's not borne out by the actual studies the AEC makes. 25% blank, 25% 1 only, 25% numbering errors. in reply to missrenne #
  • @Pollytics It's up for sure but it was up in 2004 as well. I'll wager the AEC examination of types will show the usual patterns. in reply to Pollytics #
  • @missrenne See for yourself here: http://auspol.info/9t2s9C in reply to missrenne #
  • @Pollytics Yes, I'm not doubting that, just questioning this moralistic nonsense on QandA about disillusionment. in reply to Pollytics #
  • Wise words from Richo – the protest vote that went to the Greens is far more significant than the rise in the informal vote. #qanda #
  • @ozriotgrrl So which party, pressure group or other political organisation are you joining to help change things? in reply to ozriotgrrl #
  • Two hostages emerge from #Manila bus. #
  • @Drag0nista Some of it no doubt is but we get around 4% anyway and a miniscule number of those are protests, so I don't think 5.6 is much. in reply to Drag0nista #
  • @Drag0nista Afterall, we have compulsory voting. There's always a proportion who are pissed off. It's just the latest media obsession. in reply to Drag0nista #
  • @Drag0nista All my life, at every election, there's been this talk. Very tedious. in reply to Drag0nista #
  • @Drag0nista As Richo pointed out, people have deserted the ALP for the Greens – that's the disillusionment, not the informal vote. in reply to Drag0nista #
  • You media tart… RT @GhostWhoVotes: The Oz: 'How tweet: a ghost doing the poll vault' http://bit.ly/9cgBKM #

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