My Latest Twitter Updates

  • Julia Gillard is announcing plans for constitutional recognition of Aboriginal Australians in the Constitution. #auspol #
  • Gillard: Govt to establish an expert panel by the end of the year "to progress" the initiative. 2011 to be a "consensus building" year. #
  • McCllelland: Referendums aren't easy – only 8 of 44 have been passed since Federation. #
  • Gillard: Govt is also committed to constitutional recognition of local government – will also be working on that through next year. #
  • RT @haydencooper: Gillard: "Leaving options open as to whether to hold referendum with, or before next election in 2013". #
  • Macklin says govt has not decided how many people will be on expert panel – wants to consult with other parties, indigenous leaders, etc. #
  • Gillard: We are progressing two agendas here and they need to be done together… developing trust & respect and being practical. #
  • Former NSW Deputy Premier John Watkins says he thinks the referendum will get up easily and overwhelmingly – presumes will be bipartisan. #
  • @Prronto No – s127, removed by referendum in 1967, specifically excluded "aboriginal natives" from being counted as citizens. #
  • @mumbletwits Only in this Twitter post during 140: http://auspol.info/cE1ZTa #
  • @Prronto No, the referendum you have in mind was in 1967: http://auspol.info/b7QK9r #
  • Kevin Rudd is introducing Hillary Clinton at the AUSMIN media conference at Government House in Melbourne. #auspol #
  • Rudd recounts a list of policy positions "affirmed" and "reaffirmed" by AUSMIN – Iran, Burma, Japan, etc. #auspol #
  • Hillary Clinton and Stephen Smith both affirm how "constructive" the AUSMIN talks have been. Another reference to its "bedrock" nature… #
  • And they do like saying "regional architecture"… #auspol #
  • Smith talks of progress in new challenges of this century: "space surveillance" and "space situational awareness". #auspol #
  • Robert Gates, US Secretary of Defence, talks of a US "global posture review" and Australia's role in the Pacific. #auspol #
  • Clinton says "parts of Afghanistan" will be under administration of the Afghan government sometime next year… #auspol #
  • That spelling mistake was brought to you by the man charged with destroying the Hawke government's 1988 referendums. #
  • @Peter_Reith I thought you'd be pointing out that the most successful constitutional reformer is that great Liberal hero, Malcolm Fraser… #
  • RT @Peter_Reith: and I hold the record for 3 biggest ever no votes #
  • Constitutional recognition of Indigenous Australians: http://auspol.info/aOui8F – fact sheets released by the Federal Government. #
  • Essential Report poll: LNP 51, ALP 49. Primaries: LNP 46, ALP 29, Greens 8, Others 7. http://auspol.info/as3bZC #
  • Oops… correction… Essential Report poll: LNP 51, ALP 49. Primaries: LNP 46, ALP 39, Greens 8, Others 7. http://auspol.info/as3bZC #
  • @AgnessMack @Elyseais @MichaeCarey @PTeren Thanks – wasn't looking when I did that one. #
  • @citizen_cam Yes – Essential's state election polls last week had the ALP primary at 29% in NSW and Queensland. #
  • @howespaul Yes, an interesting read – but I'd prefer the unedited version… Writing a review of your book and Cassidy's this week. #
  • Waiting to listen to Guthrie and co. On the media at Fed Square. Anyone else here? #
  • @Get_Shortened Show yourself! I'm down the front. #
  • @LHMUVictoria But you're anonymous! #
  • @Get_Shortened I'll put Massola onto you… #
  • Fascinating – Guthrie, Beecher and Barry are talking about the media. Overington is spruiking News Ltd. #
  • The boys and the girl discussing the media at Fed Square. http://twitpic.com/34zsek #
  • @Get_Shortened Such shyness on your part. #
  • It's not Lateline but this is behind the scenes at the Hillary Clinton broadcast: http://youtu.be/KT6n1S-xBhY #MediaWatch #
  • Paul Barry told the forum tonight that this radiation shield story was hard to do for #MediaWatch because bloggers had already covered it. #
  • @andrew_hedge Ah, somehow it managed to completely pass me by. #
  • Brandis for Minchin? I'm not sure that's a fair deal. Sounds like WorkChoices in action. #qanda #
  • That's the question of the year: "What the heck's happened to the Labor Party?" #qanda #
  • Biggins: "When you consider the NBN is only costing twice the banks' profits, it seems quite cheap." #qanda #
  • Real Australians would call it the Billy Tea Party. #qanda #
  • @Colvinius @Pollytics Same here through Foxtel. #
  • RT @GhostWhoVotes: #Newspoll 2 Party Preferred: ALP 48 (0) LNP 52 (0) #auspol #
  • Labor hits four-year low: Newspoll http://auspol.info/bEIRwk – Dennis Shanahan says Gillard's preferred PM rating is 49%, down 4. #
  • Shanahan says Newspoll has Abbott's rating is up 2 points to 34%, 15 points behind Gillard, equal to his second-best performance. #
  • And Shorten's case against change, based mainly on pockets of opposition, neatly highlights the lack of courage in this government. #qanda #
  • Was that a death stare? #qanda #
  • Bill Shorten on #qanda and now @howespaul on #Lateline When does Rudd get equal time? #
  • Here's the audio of "What a Year the Party's Seen" from #qandahttp://twaud.io/qpnh #
  • @KJBar Hehe… I haven't seen tonight's program yet. I bet he didn't talk about you-know-what. #
  • One of the most talented ministries in history, says Howes of the current govt. But they weren't utilised by Rudd. #Lateline #
  • OK, it's getting late but in the interests of balance I need to watch KRudd on the #730Report .. #
  • @BronwynHinz I see what you mean! Could be seen as a colloquial use of "us" for "me", as in the school kid's "give us the ball" … #
  • @smurray38 I went three months – what's wrong with you? #
  • RT @GhostWhoVotes: #Newspoll Primary Votes: ALP 34 (+1) LNP 43 (0) GRN 13 (-1) http://bit.ly/9igeCd #auspol #
  • RT @GhostWhoVotes: The #Newspoll tables: http://bit.ly/dxMztl #auspol #
  • Transparency: http://auspol.info/9U0NKn – David Cameron's new website. Staffing, salaries, gifts, meetings, business plans. #
  • A preview of "Gerrymandering": http://youtu.be/3XevN8IR_PA #
  • @empatt @smurray38 Twitter, not so much in an echo chamber as a bell jar? #
  • The Sunraysia Daily is doing its best to make it a contest in Mildura (margin 20.7%) http://auspol.info/a6JEKh #
  • RT @jayrosen_nyu: I Am a Blogger No Longer. @marcambinder says it's exhausting to articulate and defend an online persona http://jr.ly/5rgj #

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