My Latest Twitter Updates

  • @mprimmer Yes. http://auspol.info/9Y7cl0 in reply to mprimmer #
  • Hope I don't forget to watch this… RT @SenatorBobBrown: I'll be on #lateline tonight, talking about inadvertence. #
  • @smurray38 Until Bob Ellicott provides an opinion, I'm not taking anyone else seriously. in reply to smurray38 #
  • RT @samanthamaiden: Arthur Sinodinos to join Bruce "King of Spin" Hawker advising the independents http://bit.ly/bEtH55 #
  • @GrahamY But the electors of Mildura returned Russell Savage in 2002. And Craig Ingram still holds Gippsland East… in reply to GrahamY #
  • @GrahamY But Maywald, like Savage, survived the next election after supporting Labor. I'm just saying it isn't certain the Inds would suffer in reply to GrahamY #
  • Gentler Abbott reverts to type in winner-takes-all gambit: http://auspol.info/d8gZOD – Mark Davis says don't underestimate Abbott's tactics. #
  • This is the most damning indictment of the disastrous ALP campaign: http://auspol.info/aXWZ4d – Lenore Taylor #
  • Andrew Robb is on #PMAgenda doing his best to whip up an air of crisis, intrigue and criminality. Does the govt have the wit to handle this? #
  • Nick Greiner says trust was the key factor that got him over the line with the independents in NSW in 1991: #730Report #
  • Steve Bracks says the policies he had before the election (eg on Snowy River) were crucial in his dealings with independents in 1999. #
  • This is not a scientific exercise, says Greiner. It's about psychology and intuition. #730Report #
  • Greiner neatly debunks a stupid suggestion from O'Brien that fixed terms are part of the problem in NSW. #730Report #
  • @sspencer_63 Yes, I've always been quite attracted to the idea of a fixed 3-year term. in reply to sspencer_63 #
  • @sspencer_63 In Victoria when we had 4 with 3 fixed, only one Parlt went full term – Kirner in 1992. Early polls in 88, 96, 99, 02. in reply to sspencer_63 #
  • SH.. – person who meddles and interferes…. #730Report #
  • @Polyquats So it's not a new government that's needed but new voters…?! in reply to Polyquats #
  • @thewetmale You reckon? Doesn't seem to have been a necessary element for Abbott! in reply to thewetmale #
  • Section 61 of the Victorian Electoral Act is pretty clear about calling a by-election in Ivanhoe: http://auspol.info/c3Hybt #
  • But if the writ is issued by Sept 25, surely polling day could be set for early November … #
  • … then when the Parliament is dissolved for the Nov 27 election, the by-election would be dissolved with it. #
  • @smurray38 Very possibly but there's enough flexibility in the dates to cope with it now. Doesn't pay to be too prescriptive… in reply to smurray38 #
  • @lapuntadelfin I'm sure we could get #Insiders to discuss this vital issue… in reply to lapuntadelfin #
  • Arthur Sinodinos on #TheNation – says he will be talking to Rob Oakeshott next week about alternative ministerial models. #
  • @smurray38 That's right – shouldn't be a problem in the current situation. Candidates nominate, by-election cancelled later. in reply to smurray38 #
  • Switzer makes a fair point that it's difficult to categorise Wilkie, a man who's been a Liberal, a Green and now an independent. #TheNation #
  • Cheryl Kernot, former Democrats leader, former Labor member, independent Senate candidate, is worried about Abbott's & Gillard's dignity… #
  • @xposya We don't yet know whether he's prepared to draw the line there… in reply to xposya #
  • @RalphPanebianco I did wonder about that line… in reply to RalphPanebianco #
  • Rob Oakeshott – Why I Became an Independent http://auspol.info/dj2UG1 – an interesting audio interview from 2002. #
  • Della Bosca says the reason Abbott is not PM today is the Liberal Party's poor postal vote campaigns in NSW & Qld. #TheNation #
  • This is the story about the Bennelong "shit sheet" that McKew refused to distribute: http://auspol.info/cNNStH #TheNation #
  • @jillianblackall But MT's a Christian of the Catholic variety – I thought you said earlier that was one of the things wrong with Australia? in reply to jillianblackall #
  • That was a very thoughtful and interesting discussion on #TheNation. The kind of thing we're not seeing on News24 yet. #
  • @Denwise1 Nov 27 isn't speculation – it's a fixed date. Last Saturday in November every four years. in reply to Denwise1 #
  • With Twitter, the Dismissal may not have happened, says Kim Williams http://auspol.info/b61RRG – speech by Foxtel's chief executive. #
  • @argumentalist Hehe… not quite my intention but possibly so for Mr Williams… in reply to argumentalist #
  • @Denwise1 I was referring to Victoria – like NSW, Victorian election dates are now fixed. Federal dates are not fixed. in reply to Denwise1 #
  • Abbott doesn't want a deal, he wants another election, says Lenore Taylor: http://auspol.info/bP8YW8 #
  • This tiptoe along the precipice has an awful lot of downsides: http://auspol.info/9Hjlia – Michelle Grattan on making and being the govt. #
  • Richard Ackland: Cut the big parties down to size and reform can blossom: http://auspol.info/b3EYbC #
  • The Aust's campaign to create a crisis of instability continues. Today, Fielding & a map of Katter's new states: http://auspol.info/9QCkJD #

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